Special Session Scholarships: MLIS Special Session, MARA, Informatics, Information Science and Data Analytics Students

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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.

Eligibility

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.

Application Process

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 2 through November 30, 2021). The scholarship applications will not be reviewed until after the application deadline.

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted beginning on August 2, 2021, and the deadline to apply for a Special Session Scholarship is November 30, 2021. Scholarships will only be awarded to students enrolled in the MLIS, MARA or Informatics program for spring 2022.

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