Awards + Scholarships

SLIS Graduate Assistantships

SLIS awards three to four graduate assistantships each year. Recipients must be physically located in Baton Rouge and available to work 20 hours per week. The assistantships include a tuition remission and a stipend per fiscal year. Out-of-state students who are awarded a graduate assistantship are granted a nonresident fee exemption.

SLIS Scholarships

SLIS offers a number of scholarships each year. Some are available only to full-time students and some are available only to part-time students. The scholarships are simply listed below. For more information about the award amount and requirements of each scholarship, see the SLIS Scholarship & Award Application Form.

SLIS provides a limited number of awards to help to defray the costs of travel to conferences and other professional meetings. Information can be found at SLIS Travel Awards.

 

Full-Time Students Only

Beta Zeta Scholarship

Robert D. and Barbara R. Biggs Graduate Student Award

Chevron MLIS Scholarship

Donald D. Foos Scholarship

Mary Marguerite Hanchey Memorial Fellowship

Jimmie Hartman Hoover Memorial Scholarship

Lewis Mack Fellowship

Florrinell F. Martin Scholarship

Agnes Corkern Sayers Endowed Fellowship

Sidone Lawrence Walker Scholarship

Nettie P. Wilson Scholarship

Either Full-Time or Part-Time Students 

Ollie H. Burns Scholarship

Helen Margaret Yerger Dew Scholarship

Friends of the Lafayette Parish Public Library Fellowship

Louisiana Library Association Trustees Section Fellowship

Richard W. Peck Scholarship

John and Hester Slocum Fellowship

Dorothy Beckemeyer Skau Scholarship

Part-Time Students Only

H.W. Wilson Scholarship

Graduate School Tuition Awards

The graduate dean may award up to 200 tuition exemptions to entering graduate students from underrepresented groups. These tuition awards provide for an exemption from either or both the resident and nonresident fee. Recipients are responsible for paying required University Fees. Preference will be given to African Americans and citizens of Latin American countries. Note that students do not apply for this award; the director of the School nominates qualified applicants.

 

Outside Awards

Several state and national associations and organizations offer awards to students enrolled in MLIS programs. Interested students must contact the relevant association directly. Students who receive such awards are still eligible for SLIS awards and scholarships.

LOUISIANA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF LAW LIBRARIES

BETA PHI MU

MEDICAL LIBRARYASSOCIATION

SPECIAL LIBRARIES ASSOCIATION