Special Session Scholarships: MLIS Special Session, MARA, Informatics Students



All Special Session students who have a current GPA of at least a 3.2 are eligible to apply for one of the nine available scholarships at $1,422 each. A copy of your transcript showing your GPA is required.

Students must be actively enrolled in the MLIS, MARA or Informatics program and taking at least three units in spring 2021.

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 August 3, through November 1, 2020). The scholarship applications will not be reviewed until after the application deadline.

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted beginning on August 3, 2020, and the deadline to apply for a Special Session Scholarship is November 1, 2020. Scholarships will only be awarded to students enrolled in the MLIS, MARA or Informatics program for spring 2021.

The scholarship committee members will review all submissions, select recipients, and notify recipients in December 2020.

Receiving Scholarship Funds

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