The Director’s Scholarship for Excellence recognizes the
potential of new students to take a leading role in shaping
their profession. Through a creative application process,
new students have the opportunity to really demonstrate their
passion for the information career field. Five incoming students
are awarded the Director’s Scholarship for Excellence each
semester (fall and spring) to assist them as they embark on their
master’s degree journey.
All new students admitted to the MLIS, MARA, or Informatics
program for fall 2021 and have an undergraduate GPA of
at least 3.2 are eligible to apply for a Director’s
Scholarship for Excellence. A copy of your transcript
showing your GPA is required.
The scholarship is open to both Regular Session and Special
Create an infographic/digital poster that highlights your desired
career path. Use your creativity and research skills to share (1)
your thoughts on what kinds of issues will be important to you in
that career, and (2) what drew you to the profession. Be sure to
cite your references/sources if using third party
You may use any tool to create the infographic. A list
of free infographic tools can be found here: https://www.creativebloq.com/infographic/tools-2131971.
Accepted file formats include PDF and jpeg.
Entries will be judged based on creative presentation of your
information in the form of descriptive text, data points,
photos/images/graphics, and your overall ability to tell your
Once you have created your infographic, complete the
application form (form will be open from January 4
through April 30, 2021) and upload the PDF or jpeg. The
infographic scholarship application will not be reviewed until
after the application deadline.
Applications will be accepted beginning on January 4, 2021, and
the deadline to apply for a Director’s Scholarship for Excellence
is April 30, 2021. Scholarships will only be awarded to students
who are admitted to the MLIS, MARA or Informatics program.
The school’s scholarship committee will review all submissions,
select recipients, and notify recipients in June 2021.
Receiving Scholarship Funds
Scholarship funds are applied directly to successful applicants’
tuition for the following term. Students must be admitted and
enrolled in at least three course credits, in order to be
eligible to receive scholarship funds.
If you have any questions regarding the Director’s Scholarship
for Excellence, contact the Student