Current students in Special Session who are enrolled in the MLIS, MARA or Informatics graduate degree program or in the BS in Information Science and Data Analytics undergraduate major are encouraged to apply for the Special Session Scholarships valued at $3,000 each.
All Special Session students who are actively enrolled in the MLIS, MARA or Informatics graduate degree program and have a current GPA of at least a 3.2 are eligible to apply for the Special Session Scholarships. A copy of your transcript showing your GPA is required.
All Special Session students who are actively enrolled in the BS in Information Science and Data Analytics undergraduate major and have a current GPA of at least a 3.0 are eligible to apply for the Special Session Scholarships. A copy of your transcript showing your GPA is required.
Students who have received Special Session Scholarships are not eligible to apply for a Special Session Scholarship for a subsequent semester.
Using Prezi or Powtoon or any 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 themes:
- impacting global and/or diverse communities and organizations
- showing leadership through initiatives related to libraries or records or information environments or external professional associations
- designing user friendly web interfaces
- presenting data sets in an understandable way
Entries will be judged by the School of Information Scholarship Committee 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 1, 2023 through December 1, 2023). The scholarship applications will not be reviewed until after the application deadline.
The deadline to apply for a Special Session Scholarship is December 1, 2023. Scholarships will only be awarded to students enrolled in the MLIS, MARA or Informatics program for Spring 2024.
The scholarship committee members will review all submissions, select recipients, and notify recipients by early January 2024.
Receiving Scholarship Funds
Scholarship funds will be dispersed to the student’s account for the following term after all eligibility and gratitude requirements are met. Students must be actively enrolled to receive scholarship funds.