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 Scholarships

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

Beta Zeta Scholarship. $806

Dorothy Beckemeyer Skau Scholarship. $2,653

Helen Margaret Yerger Dew Scholarship. Preference will be given to a student interested in pursuing a career in special libraries and information center. $946

Jimmie Hartman Hoover Memorial Scholarship. Preference will be given to students with an interest in academic libraries. $4,876

Lewis Mack Scholarship. $908

Mary Hutcheson Memorial Scholarship. $1,591

Mary Marguerite Hanchey Memorial Fellowship. Preference will be given to a Louisiana resident with demonstrated leadership skills. $2,114

Ollie H. Burns Scholarship. Preference will be given to a minority student, including African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian Pacific Islander. $1,209

Richard W. Peck Scholarship. Preference will be given to a student interested in pursuing a career in youth services librarianship. $1,153

Robert D. and Barbara Biggs Graduate Student Award. $2,050

Suzanne Hughes-Francis Scholarship. $562

 Agnes Corkern Sayers Endowed Fellowship. $1,943

Donald Foos Scholarship. $516

Florinell F. Morton Scholarship. $2,954

Nettie P. Wilson Scholarship. $2,409

Sidone Lawrence Walker Scholarship. $1,950

H.W. Wilson Scholarship. Two awards of $1,787

Friends of the Lafayette Parish Public Library Fellowship. Awarded to a resident of Lafayette Parish. $1,379

John and Hester Slocum Fellowship. Awarded to a resident of the New Orleans area. $580

Louisiana Library Association Trustees Section Fellowship. Awarded to a student who is an employee of a Louisiana public library. $593

External 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