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 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