Financial Aid and Scholarships
Financial Aid and Scholarships
The SJSU School of Information offers generous scholarships to both new students and continuing students enrolled in its Master of Library and Information Science, Master of Archives and Records Administration, or MS in Informatics program. Additional scholarships are also available from San José State University and other agencies.
See information about applying for financial aid here: SJSU Financial Aid and Scholarship Office
The SJSU Financial Aid Office phone number is (408) 283-7500 (Press #4).
Scholarships for New Students
The SJSU School of Information is pleased to offer scholarships for new students during the first semester they are enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Science, Master of Archives and Records Administration, Master of Science in Informatics program, or Bachelor of Science in Information Science and Data Analytics.
Scholarships for Current Students
Numerous scholarships are available to current students enrolled in the master’s degree programs at the SJSU School of Information. From $500 to $3,000, scholarships funds can help offset course fees. Please review the scholarship opportunities, including the Special Session Scholarships.
A Commitment to Diversity
The SJSU School of Information attracts students from all over the world with diverse backgrounds and experiences that contribute to the richness of the library and information science profession. Diversity is a core value of the American Library Association (ALA), with a whole department working towards recruiting a LIS workforce that is richly diverse in order to provide the highest quality of information services to all people.
Scholarships Awarded by Other Agencies
Many organizations offer scholarships for LIS education. Below are many that are available on a regular basis. Check with individual chapters of local or regional professional associations to find additional sponsors in your area of interest.
See also the Grants web page for funding to attend professional conferences or to pursue student research.
Deadlines given are approximate and may change from year to year. Check each organization’s website for current information.
iSchool Scholarship Recipients
Several scholarships have been endowed by faculty, students, alumni and friends of the iSchool and are awarded to current students based on academic merit. We are pleased to share the well-deserving recipients of these endowed and donated scholarships, SJSU scholarships, and the ALA Spectrum Scholarship program.
Travel Grants for Current Students
Participating and attending professional association conferences is a wonderful way for students to expand their skills, make new contacts, and immerse themselves in the information field. The SJSU School of Information highly encourages students to support their studies by going to professional association conferences but also realizes that they can be cost prohibitive. In an attempt to lessen the financial burden, eligible iSchool students can apply for travel grants. Funds for these grants are limited and are available to eligible student on a first come, first serve basis.
Many associations and organizations offer grants to encourage LIS students’ attendance at conferences and to support student research. Read about these opportunities below. Application requirements and deadlines vary. Since many of these grants are given annually, those with deadlines that have passed are included here for your future planning.