Fund Descriptions | Maryland's iSchool - College of Information Studies - Masters Program - University Of Maryland

Graduate School of Library and Information Science

School of Information Systems and Management

Faculty of Information

College of Information Science and Technology

Fund Descriptions


Student Scholarships

Frank G. Burke Fellowship Fund

Established in August 1995 by History Associates, Inc. to commemorate Dr. Frank G. Burke, former Executive Director of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, Acting Archivist of the United States from 1985-1987 and Professor Emeritus of the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. Income from this fund shall be used to support fellowship awards, made in the name of Dr. Burke, for students enrolled in the History and Library Science (HiLS) program in the College of Information Studies.

Helen A. Tegnell Memorial Scholarship Fund in Library & Information Studies

Established in December 1982 by a donation from Col. and Mrs. Russell M. Tegnell in memory of their daughter, Helen A. Tegnell. The spendable income shall be used to provide financial assistance to worthy students enrolled in the MLIS or PhD programs in the College of Information Studies.

iSchool Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund

Established by the iSchool Alumni Chapter, the spendable income shall be used to provide financial assistance to students with demonstrated financial need who are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at the iSchool.

LSSI Scholarship Endowment

The LSSI Scholarship Endowment was established in June 2000 by Library Systems & Services, LLC. Spendable income from the LSSI Scholarship Endowment provides an annual award for a part-time student enrolled in the College of Information Studies at UMCP.

Mary Lee Bundy Scholarship

The Mary Lee Bundy Scholarship was established in March 2007 by William G. Wilson. Spendable income from the Mary Lee Bundy Scholarship provides annual scholarships, made in memory of Dr. Mary Lee Bundy, for MLIS students enrolled in the College of Information Studies who are planning on careers in public librarianship.

MIM Alumni Scholarship

Established in 2012 by the alumni and friends of the MIM program, this fund provides academic support to a student enrolled in the MIM program based on financial need and academic excellence.

Noyes Library Association Scholarship Fund

Established in April 1988, by the Noyes Library Association of Kensington, Maryland. The spendable incomes shall be used to provide financial aid for students in the College of Information Studies.

Myra Wilson Scholarship

Established in 1999 in memory of Myra Wilson, a graduate student from the College is awarded a scholarship  to assist him/her in preparing for a career in law librarianship, public library reference service, or international librarianship.


Conference Travel Funds

Dr. Dana Rotman Travel Fund

Established in 2013, the Dr. Dana Rotman Travel Fund remembers a truly unique member of our information community whose love of conferences, peer to peer collaboration and networking was at the heart of her educational experience. This fund provides financial support for doctoral students enrolled in the iSchool to attend a conference where they have been selected to present a paper, lead a workshop or are playing a significant role that impacts their academic career.

Beyond these Walls: Student Travel and Research Fund

Established in 2012, this fund provides financial support to allow students to attend local and national conferences, present research and gain experience and exposure to professionals in our field.


iSchool Excellence Fund

College of Information Studies Excellence Fund

The iSchool Excellence Fund is an important way to support the College of Information Studies, as it allows the Dean to immediately address the areas of greatest need.  Central to the school’s priorities are providing student aid, bridging gaps in research funding, investing in innovation and rewarding outstanding academic achievement.  

By making a gift to this fund you are assured that your gift is being used to support the current and vital needs of the College to ensure excellence at Maryland’s iSchool.


Faculty and Research Support

Anne Scott MacLeod Children’s Literature Endowment

Established in February 2000 by the College of Information Studies with donations solicited from family and friends, the fund recognizes Dr. Anne Scott MacLeod, noted authority on children’s literature and faculty member emerita in the College. With this fund, the College honors her long affiliation with the University and the close association between her efforts and the stature of the University’s academic programs in children’s literature. The spendable incomes shall be used to provide support for an annual lecture in children’s literature at the College.