Special Session Scholarships


New students in Special Session who are starting the MLIS, MARA or Informatics program in fall 2019 are encouraged to apply for the Special Session Scholarships. A total of 13 scholarships will be awarded with funds covering $1,422 of each scholarship recipient’s course fees during the first semester enrolled at the iSchool!


All new Special Session students admitted to the MLIS, MARA or Informatics program for fall 2019 and have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.2 are eligible to apply for a Special Session Scholarship.

Students must take at least three units in fall 2019.

A copy of your transcript showing your GPA is required.

Application Process

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 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

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 January 9, 2019 through May 1, 2019). The scholarship applications will not be reviewed until after the application deadline.

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted beginning on January 9, 2019, and the deadline to apply for a Special Session Scholarship is May 1, 2019. Scholarships will only be awarded to new students enrolled in the MLIS, MARA or Informatics program for fall 2019.

The scholarship committee members will review all submissions, select recipients, and notify recipients in June 2019.

Receiving Scholarship Funds

Scholarship funds will be applied to scholarship recipients’ fees after all gratitude requirements are met.

If you have any questions regarding the Special Session Scholarships, contact the Student Services Team.