Special Session Scholarships

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New students in Special Session who are starting the MLIS, MARA or Informatics graduate degree program or the BS in Information Science and Data Analytics undergraduate major in fall 2021 are encouraged to apply for the Special Session Scholarships valued at $3,000 each.

Eligibility

All new Special Session students who have been admitted or are pending admission to the MLIS, MARA or Informatics graduate degree program for fall 2021 and have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.2 are eligible to apply for a Special Session Scholarship. A copy of your transcript showing your GPA is required.

All new Special Session students admitted to the BS in Information Science and Data Analytics undergraduate major for fall 2021 and have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 are eligible to apply for a Special Session Scholarship. A copy of your transcript showing your GPA is required.

Application Process

Using Prezi or Powtoon or any similar tools (such as emaze), creatively build a presentation that showcases your skills (e.g., technology skills, organization skills, research skills, and other skills you may have), 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 January 4 through April 30, 2021). The scholarship applications will not be reviewed until after the application deadline.

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted beginning on January 4, 2021, and the deadline to apply for a Special Session Scholarship is April 30, 2021. Scholarships will only be awarded to new students enrolled in the MLIS, MARA or Informatics graduate degree program or the BS in Information Science and Data Analytics major for fall 2021.

The scholarship committee members will review all submissions, select recipients, and notify recipients in June 2021.

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.