Merit-Based Awards - Master's and Certificate Students

Our scholarships are highly competitive, and most are partial awards. It is the iSchool's philosophy to award smaller scholarships to more students, rather than very large awards to only a few. There are also current student awards that provide tuition and work for students who excel and become leaders at the iSchool.

Awards funded by the iSchool cannot be combined. If a student is selected for more than one award, then the higher value award will be offered.

Students who apply before February 1 (summer and fall admission) are given priority consideration. Scholarship decisions are made separately from admissions decisions. Students receiving awards will be notified via email between March and May.

Some scholarships require supplemental materials, while others require only what you submitted for admission. Awards that require additional application materials are noted, and access to additional application materials is granted once you have completed an application to an iSchool program.

 

 

Endowed Scholarships

Students who exemplify excellence may be considered for one of the named graduate awards designated specifically for applicants to the MS in Library and Information Science and MS in Library and Information Science with School Media specialization programs. 

These awards are made possible by the generous contributions of alumni and friends of the iSchool, and range from partial to full funding. These awards are offered by the faculty to exceptional admitted students.

No additional application materials are required for these scholarships; candidates are considered based on their application materials.

 

Awardees are granted partial tuition scholarships of 6-12 credit hours per year.Awardees are granted partial tuition scholarships of 6-12 credit hours per year.

Who is eligible: Full-time, on-campus MS in Library and Information Science and MS in Library and Information Science with School Media specialization applicants.

$14,700 stipend paid out over fall and spring. Awardees will be required to participate in research, teaching, or administrative assistance for 20 hours a week as part of their award. 24 tuition credits per year.

Who is eligible: Full-time, on-campus MS in Library and Information Science and MS in Library and Information Science with School Media specialization applicants.

Awardees are granted partial tuition scholarships of 6-12 credit hours per year.Awardees are granted partial tuition scholarships of 6-12 credit hours per year.

Who is eligible: Full-time, on-campus MS in Library and Information Science and MS in Library and Information Science with School Media specialization applicants.

Each year, the School of Information Studies awards one Helen Benning Regnier Scholarship. This merit-based, full-tuition scholarship is given to an online learning student pursuing a master's degree in library and information science.

Who is eligible: Online MS in Library and Information Science and MS in Library and Information Science with School Media specialization applicants.

The D. Whitney Coe Graduate Financial Assistance Fund is for Korean students who want to obtain a Master's degree from the iSchool, with preference to those studying library science. This award covers partial to full tuition. This scholarship was established in 1998 by D. Whitney Coe who graduated from Syracuse University in 1959 with a B.A. and in 1967 with an MLS. Mr. Coe's interests concentrated on international librarianship. He discovered the reality faced by librarians from other countries and saw both the contributions American librarians could make, as well as how much American librarians could learn when working in the international environment.

Who is eligible: All full-time, on-campus master's applicants from Korea; preference is given to MS in Library and Information Science applicants from Korea.

The iSchool considers on-campus MS in Library and Information Science and MS in Library and Information Science with School Media specialization applicants for the following academic merit awards. No additional application materials are required for these awards; candidates are considered based on their application materials.

  • Ronnie Kasowitz Memorial Scholarship - $2,000
  • Muriel J. Rossman Scholarship - $1,500
  • Ellen G. Shay Library Science Scholarship - $1,000
  • Van Hoesen Loan Fund
  • Marta Dosa Award - 3 credits
  • Mautino Scholarship - $1,000-$2,000
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