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Give to the SJSU iSchool today to help our students pursue their dreams—and gain the experience they need to make a lasting impact in the world!
San José State University School of Information graduate students are passionate about using their skills to make a difference in their communities. When you donate, you provide vital opportunities for them to grow both personally and professionally as they champion continued innovation in libraries and information centers around the world.
Support the education of our best and brightest information professionals by making a contribution today!
Our Students Give Thanks!
“As a part-time student, I have been going to school during a time of disability. This award will help me with the cost of tuition as I complete my studies.”
Terry Funk, 2016 Robert Ellett Scholarship Recipient
“This is truly a blessing for me and for my family. We live in a small, rural community in southern Kentucky, so this scholarship really helps us going forward…and opens up opportunities for us.”
Amy Tollison, 2016 Librarian Opportunity Scholarship Recipient
“Libraries, archives, and information centers are vital to our society. We are very important to the education of everyone in society, and I love being able to learn how I can be a bigger part of that…But balancing work and school and family and all the other personal responsibilities that we all have is definitely a challenge, and this scholarship will certainly help me with that.“
Becky Loveridge, 2015 H.W. Wilson Scholarship Recipient
Read more about Past Scholarship Recipients
iSchool Student Profiles
“I always had a goal of getting my master’s degree.”
With the support of the Thea Estreicher Memorial Scholarship, Kai Forsley is earning her MLIS degree and hopes to work in public library management and administration
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“The SJSU iSchool offers an international experience.”
For Canadian student Scott Boyd, receiving the Connie Constantino Scholarship allowed him to pursue his scholastic goals while interning at the Edmonton Public Library.
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“I love the impact that you have as a librarian.”
The recipient of both the Librarian Opportunity Scholarship and Thea Estreicher Memorial Scholarship, Sylvia Aquiñaga is using her MLIS skills to bring digital literacy to youth.
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How to Donate
Your donation to the San José State University School of Information will be used to fund scholarships and provide much-needed financial assistance for iSchool students. All gifts to the SJSU iSchool are tax-deductible (where applicable) and greatly appreciated!
We offer several options for making a contribution:
2. Mail a check
Checks should be made payable to SJSU Tower Foundation and mailed to:
Dr. Sandra Hirsh
San José State University School of Information
One Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0029
3. Establish an endowment
Funds will be used to provide ongoing annual scholarship awards. For more information, please contact Dr. Sandra Hirsh at 408-924-2491 or send her an email. (Note: Endowments require $50,000 over five years.)
4. Other ways to give
We also invite you to consider other ways to give to our school, including deferred or planned gifts through bequests and contributions of real estate, appreciated stocks and securities, and retirement plan assets. For more information, see SJSU Giving.
Double your Gift!
Many companies encourage charitable giving by matching employee donations, which can double your contribution. To find out if your employer participates in this type of matching program, contact your human resources department or search our database of employers.
SJSU iSchool Scholarships & Awards
When you donate to the iSchool, you may choose to have your gift go to any of the scholarships listed below, or simply contribute to the general fund. All gifts are greatly appreciated!
- Alumni & Friends Scholarship
The Alumni & Friends Scholarship recognizes graduate students enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Science or Master of Archives and Records Administration program at the iSchool who have displayed leadership abilities in the information field.
- Blanche Woolls Spectrum Scholarship
The Blanche Woolls Spectrum Scholarship, endowed in honor of Dr. Blanche Woolls, former iSchool professor and director from 1997-2005, supports the American Library Association’s Spectrum Scholarship program for librarians of color. Recipients must be Spectrum scholars enrolled at the iSchool.
- Director’s Fund for Excellence
The Director’s Fund for Excellence provides scholarship awards and other means of financial assistance to iSchool graduate students. For example, past recipients have received financial assistance to cover travel-related expenses and registration fees in order to attend professional association conferences.
- Director’s Scholarship for Excellence
The Director’s Scholarship for Excellence provides scholarships to new students during their first semester enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Science or Master of Archives and Records Administration degree program at the iSchool. This scholarship recognizes the potential of new students to serve as information professionals and take a leading role in shaping our profession.
- Faculty Scholarship
The Faculty Scholarship was established to support graduate students in their pursuit of an advanced degree. The recipients are chosen by the iSchool faculty.
- General Donation
General donations to the iSchool’s scholarship program are always appreciated. These funds are used to provide financial assistance to iSchool graduate students.
- Global Impact Scholarship
The Global Impact Scholarship provides scholarships to graduate students committed to making a positive impact on our global communities and organizations.
- Graduate Student Scholarship
The Graduate Student Scholarship was established to recognize graduate students who have demonstrated professionalism and exceptional promise through their course work in the master’s degree programs at the iSchool.
- H.W. Wilson Scholarship
The H.W. Wilson Scholarship, endowed by the H.W. Wilson Foundation, provides scholarships to graduate students who are pursuing a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science at the iSchool.
- Kaiser Permanente Medical Library Scholarship
The Kaiser Permanente Medical Librarianship Scholarship, endowed by Kaiser Permanente, benefits graduate students who are interested in a career in the fields of medical librarianship and health informatics.
- Leppe Scholarship
This scholarship was endowed in honor of Louis C. Leppe, a southern California pharmacist, whose daughters were both graduates of San José State University.
- Librarian Opportunity Scholarship
The Librarian Opportunity Scholarship, endowed by Diana Lee Morabito and Keith Ball, was established in recognition of the positive impact libraries had on their lives and education.
- Research Fund
The Research Fund provides much-needed financial assistance to iSchool faculty members and graduate students for their research projects. For example, the funds may support research presentations at high-profile conferences or cover costs to produce a survey.
- Terry Crowley Scholarship
The Terry Crowley Scholarship was endowed in honor of Dr. Terry Crowley, who was a former iSchool professor specializing in reference and information services.
- Ken Haycock Award
In addition to scholarships, the iSchool awards a stipend to a graduating student who, in the opinion of the faculty, exhibits the most exceptional professional promise for leadership. The recipient of the Ken Haycock Award, endowed by Dr. Ken Haycock, former professor and director at the iSchool from 2005-2010, serves as the student speaker during the iSchool’s convocation ceremony.
Thank you for supporting the students of the SJSU iSchool!