Awards + Scholarships

SLIS Graduate Assistantships

SLIS awards three to four graduate assistantships each year. Recipients must be physically located in the Baton Rouge area 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 Scholarships

SLIS offers a number of scholarships each fall. Applicants must have completed at least six hours of SLIS courses and have an overall GPA of at least 3.0.

The scholarships are simply listed below. The application for scholarships will be sent to all current students in late August.

 

Awards & Scholarships

Beta Zeta Scholarship

Robert D. and Barbara R. Biggs Graduate Student Award

Anna C. Burns Library and Information Science Fellowship

Ollie H. Burns Scholarship

Helen Margaret Yerger Dew Scholarship

Donald D. Foos Scholarship

Suzanne Hughes-Francis Scholarship

Friends of the Lafayette Parish Public Library Fellowship

Jimmie Hartman Hoover Memorial Scholarship 

Mary Hutcheson Memorial Scholarship

Louisiana Library Association Trustees Section Fellowship

Lewis Mack Fellowship

Florrinell F. Mortin Scholarship

Richard W. Peck Scholarship

Agnes Corkern Sayers Endowed Fellowship

Dorothy Beckemeyer Skau Scholarship

John and Hester Slocum Fellowship

Sidone Lawrence Walker Scholarship

H.W. Wilson Scholarship

Nettie P. Wilson Scholarship

 

 

 

 

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.

 

society of american archivists 

 SOCIETY OF SOUTHWEST ARCHIVISTS 

LOUISIANA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF LAW LIBRARIES

BETA PHI MU

MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

SPECIAL LIBRARIES ASSOCIATION