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 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.
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
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
H.W. Wilson Scholarship
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.