iSchool Scholarships | Maryland's iSchool - College of Information Studies - Masters Degree - University Of Maryland

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iSchool Scholarships

Scholarship awards are subject to funding availability each year.

The Barbara Van Dongen School Library Media Scholarship

Established by Barbara Van Dongen, an alumna of the College's School Library Media program. This scholarship is awarded annually to one student currently enrolled in the School Library specialization at the College of Information Studies. The amount of the award is $1,500.

Beyond these Walls Student Travel Awards

Established in 2012, this fund provides financial support to allow students from any program at the College of Information Studies to attend local and national conferences, present research, and gain experience and exposure to professionals in our field. There are typically two application windows every year - for the Fall and Spring semester. The award is up to $500 each.

The Frank G. Burke Fellowship

is awarded annually to one or more students who have completed their first year in the History and Library Science (HiLS) specialization in the MLIS program with demonstrated interest in archives and record management. The award is up to $2,000.

The Gloria Davidson Excellence in School Librarianship Award

is awarded annually to an outstanding student in our School Library Media specialization who has been nominated by faculty for this award. The amount of the award is up to $1,000.

The Helen A. Tegnell Memorial Scholarship

was established in December 1982 by a donation from Col. and Mrs. Russell M. Tegnell in memory of their daughter, Helen A. Tegnell, to provide financial assistance to worthy students enrolled in the MLIS or PhD programs in the College of Information Studies. The amount of the award(s) is up to $10,000.

The iSchool Alumni Chapter Scholarship

was established in 2014 by the iSchool Alumni Chapter. The scholarship is awarded annually to one student with demonstrated need pursuing any degree program at the College. The amount of the award is $5,000.

The Library Systems & Services, LLC Scholarship

The LSSI Scholarship Endowment was established by Library Systems & Services, LLC, in June 2000. This scholarship is awarded to one or more part-time students pursuing any degree program at the college. The amount of the award is up to $2,000.

The Mary Lee Bundy Scholarship

was established in March 2007 by William G. Wilson to honor Dr. Bundy’s memory and her outstanding participation and influence in the Library and Information Services profession. This scholarship award is awarded annually to one MLIS student planning on a career in public libraries. The amount of the award is up to $500.

The MIM Alumni Scholarship

was 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. The amount of the award is up to $2,000.

The Myra Wilson Scholarship

was established in 1999 in memory of Myra Wilson, a graduate from the College. It is awarded to a student preparing for a career in law librarianship, public library reference service or international librarianship. The amount of the award is up to $5,000.

The Noyes Library Association Scholarship

was established in 1988 by the Noyes Library Association of Kensington, Maryland, and is awarded annually to one or more MLIS students with demonstrated financial need and an interest in children’s librarianship. The amount of the award is up to $2,000.