Awards & Scholarships
SLIS Graduate Assistantships
Students will be notified whenever a SLIS Graduate Assistantship becomes available. Recipients must be able to come to the SLIS offices on the LSU campus during normal business hours 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 also granted a nonresident fee exemption.
SLIS Travel Awards
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.
SLIS awards scholarships each fall. Students will be notified when the scholarship application program has opened.
Applicants must have completed at least six hours of SLIS courses and have an overall GPA of at least 3.0.
The SLIS scholarships are listed below, categorized by requirements for eligibility. Please note that Scholarship amounts will vary from year to year. The amounts displayed below are based on scholarship amounts given during the last fiscal year.
Awards & Scholarships
Anna C. Burns Library and Information Science Fellowship | $3,341
Agnes Corkern Sayers Endowed Fellowship | $1,943
Beta Zeta Scholarship | $806
Donald Foos Scholarship | $516
Dorothy Beckemeyer Skau Scholarship | $2,653
Florinell F. Morton Scholarship | $2,954
Friends of the Lafayette Parish Public Library Fellowship | $1,379
Awarded to a resident of Lafayette Parish
Helen Margaret Yerger Dew Scholarship | $946
Preference will be given to a student interested in pursuing a career in special libraries and information center
H.W. Wilson Scholarship | Two awards of $1,787
Jimmie Hartman Hoover Memorial Scholarship | $4,876
Preference will be given to students with an interest in academic libraries
John and Hester Slocum Fellowship | $580
Awarded to a resident of the New Orleans area
Lewis Mack Scholarship | $908
Louisiana Library Association Trustees Section Fellowship | $593
Awarded to a student who is an employee of a Louisiana public library
Mary Hutcheson Memorial Scholarship | $1,591
Mary Marguerite Hanchey Memorial Fellowship | $2,114
Preference will be given to a Louisiana resident with demonstrated leadership skills
Nettie P. Wilson Scholarship | $2,409
Ollie H. Burns Scholarship | $1,209
Preference will be given to a minority student, including African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian Pacific Islander
Richard W. Peck Scholarship | $1,153
Preference will be given to a student interested in pursuing a career in youth services librarianship
Robert D. and Barbara Biggs Graduate Student Award | $2,050
Suzanne Hughes-Francis Scholarship | $562
Sidone Lawrence Walker Scholarship | $1,950