SLIS Travel Awards

A limited number of awards are available to SLIS students to help defray the costs of travel to conferences and other professional meetings. Students must be in good academic standing (GPA of at least 3.0) and enrolled in classes during the semester that travel will occur.

SLIS Student Travel Fund

The SLIS Student Travel Fund provides a maximum of $500 to a student who is presenting a poster or paper at a conference or professional meeting. To apply, submit proof of acceptance by the conference or meeting and a 500 word essay explaining the ways in which attendance will benefit your academic and/or professional career to Ms. Nicole Rozas at nrozas@lsu.edu

SLIS Frank & Margaret McEntee Travel Fellowship Fund

The SLIS Frank & Margaret McEntee Travel Fellowship Fund provides a maximum of $500 to a student who is attending the ALA Conference. Recipients should have a career goal of public library service. To apply, submit a 500 word essay explaining the ways in which attendance will benefit your academic and/or professional career to Ms. Nicole Rozas at nrozas@lsu.edu. Proof of conference registration must be provided before funds will be dispersed.

Beth M. Paskoff Award

The Beth M. Paskoff Award provides a maximum of $500 to a student making a presentation at a regional or national conference. To apply, submit proof of acceptance by the conference and a 500 word essay explaining the ways in which attendance will benefit your academic and/or professional career to Ms. Nicole Rozas at nrozas@lsu.edu

Graduate Student Travel Award

The Graduate Student Travel Award is provided by the Graduate School to support qualified graduate students who attend professional conferences to present the results of their research. Conferences must be widely recognized; university-sponsored events do not qualify. The current allotments for these awards are:

$100 for in-state travel
$200 for out-of-state travel
$450 for international travel

For more information about eligibility and the application process, see http://www.lsu.edu/graduateschool/current-students/assistantships-funding/travel/index.php.