Awards + Scholarships

SLIS Graduate Assistantships

Applicants and students will be notified whenever a SLIS Graduate Assistantship becomes available. 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 listed below based upon requirements. The application for scholarships will be sent to all current students in late August. 

Please note: Scholarship amounts will vary from year to year. The amounts displayed below are based on scholarship amounts given during 2019. 

Awards & Scholarships

Anna C. Burns Library and Information Science Fellowship. $3,340.52

Beta Zeta Scholarship. $805.81

Dorothy Beckemeyer Skau Scholarship. $2,652.81

Helen Margaret Yerger Dew Scholarship. Preference will be given to a student interested in pursuing a career in special libraries and information center. $946.43.

Jimmie Hartman Hoover Memorial Scholarship. Preference will be given to students with an interest in academic libraries. $4,876.34

Lewis Mack Scholarship. $907.62

Mary Hutcheson Memorial Scholarship. $1,590.56

Mary Marguerite Hanchey Memorial Fellowship. Preference will be given to a Louisiana resident with demonstrated leadership skills. $2,114.11

Ollie H. Burns Scholarship. Preference will be given to a minority student, including African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian Pacific Islander. $1,209.44

Richard W. Peck Scholarship. Preference will be given to a student interested in pursuing a career in youth services librarianship. $1,153.10

Robert D. and Barbara Biggs Graduate Student Award. $2,049.90

Suzanne Hughes-Francis Scholarship. $561.66

 Agnes Corkern Sayers Endowed Fellowship. $1,942.81

Donald Foos Scholarship. $515.47

Florinell F. Morton Scholarship. $2,954.25

Nettie P. Wilson Scholarship. $2,408.47

Sidone Lawrence Walker Scholarship. $1,949.47

H.W. Wilson Scholarship. Two awards of $1,787.00

Friends of the Lafayette Parish Public Library Fellowship. Awarded to a resident of Lafayette Parish. $1,378.93

John and Hester Slocum Fellowship. Awarded to a resident of the New Orleans area. $580.18

Louisiana Library Association Trustees Section Fellowship. Awarded to a student who is an employee of a Louisiana public library. $593.06

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