The Director’s Scholarship for Excellence recognizes the
potential of new students to take a leading role in shaping
Thanks to donations from faculty, alumni, and friends of the
iSchool, 40 incoming students to date (as of December 2018)
have been awarded the Director’s Scholarship for Excellence to
assist them as they embark on their master’s degree journey.
All new students admitted to the MLIS, MARA, or Informatics
program for spring 2020 and have an undergraduate GPA
of at least 3.2 are eligible to apply for a Director’s
Scholarship for Excellence.
The scholarship is open to both Regular Session and Special
When you apply, be prepared to upload a copy of your transcript
showing your GPA.
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 August 1,
2019 through November 1, 2019) 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 August 1, 2019, and
the deadline to apply for a Director’s Scholarship for Excellence
is November 1, 2019. Scholarships will only be awarded to
students who are admitted to the MLIS, MARA or Informatics
The school’s scholarship committee will review all submissions,
select recipients, and notify recipients in January 2020.
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