All Special Session students who have a current GPA of at least a
3.2 are eligible to apply for one of the nine available
scholarships at $1,422 each. A copy of your
transcript showing your GPA is required.
Students must be actively enrolled in the MLIS, MARA or
Informatics program and taking at least three units in
Using Prezi or Powtoon or similar tools
(such as emaze),
creatively build a presentation that showcases your skills (e.g.,
technology, organization, research, and other skills) and
illustrates your commitment to one of the following
- impacting global and/or diverse communities and
- showing leadership through initiatives related to
libraries or records or information environments or external
- designing user friendly web interfaces
Entries will be judged based on creative presentation in the form
of descriptive text, data points, visual elements, and your
overall ability to convey your thoughts on one of the topics
described above. Once you have created your presentation,
complete the online scholarship
application form (form will be open from August 3,
through November 1, 2020). The scholarship applications will not
be reviewed until after the application deadline.
Applications will be accepted beginning on August 3, 2020, and
the deadline to apply for a Special Session Scholarship is
November 1, 2020. Scholarships will only be awarded to students
enrolled in the MLIS, MARA or Informatics program for spring
The scholarship committee members will review all submissions,
select recipients, and notify recipients in December 2020.
Receiving Scholarship Funds
Scholarship funds will be applied to scholarship recipients’ fees
after all gratitude requirements are met.