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School of Information Graduate Scholarships

  • H. W. Wilson Scholarship:The number and amount of scholarships vary but is usually a minimum of $500 for students preparing to serve in any type of library. Students in graduate degree and certificate programs are eligible to apply.
  • Blackwell/Perrault Scholarship. The number and amount of scholarships vary but is usually a minimum of $500 for students preparing to serve in academic library (especially collection development or acquisitions).
  • Johnie Key Thomson Scholarship. The number and amount of scholarships vary but is usually a minimum of $500 for degree seeking USF/LIS students who are preparing for library careers with youth services (including K-12 media). Students in graduate degree and certificate programs are eligible to apply.
  • Patricia Andrew Cone Endowed Scholarship. This is a scholarship in memory of USF alumna, Patricia Cone, who worked at as a school media specialist in Gulfport, Florida. The scholarship is intended for non-traditional students who like Mrs. Cone attend graduate school later in life and have a commitment to serving children and young adults. Additionally, applicants must be graduate of a Florida public high school, a Florida public university, and a Florida resident.

To apply for School of Information Scholarships:

Current students may apply for scholarships by logging in to Canvas ORG00053. Instructions are in the Scholarships Module.

New students should email to request an application.

Other Scholarships and Funding Opportunities

SI Graduate Assistantships

Several graduate assistantships are sponsored directly by the School of Information (SI). Awards are made on a competitive basis taking into consideration academic credentials, previous work experience, research capabilities, progress in the graduate program, and professional skills such as knowledge of various computing software and hardware. Graduate assistants are typically appointed at .25 or .50 FTE (10 or 20 hours per week) as graduate assistants or research assistants. The graduate assistantship carries a partial waiver of tuition as well as a biweekly stipend.

To apply for a graduate assistantship email a current resume/curriculum vita and cover letter to and designate Graduate Assitant Application in the subject line.

Federal Aid

USF Office of National Scholarships (ONS)

  • The Office of National Scholarships (ONS) Dedicated to providing guidance and support for USF's high achieving students as they compete for national merit scholarships across all disciplines. The scholarships and fellowships are for creative, motivated, academically strong students who are leaders in and out of the classroom. ONS works with undergraduate and graduate students at all levels and in all fields.

Opportunities in Florida

  • Florida Library Association (FLA) Scholarships. Three scholarships are available: one for  FSU, one for USF named after Bernadette Storck and one Minority scholarship, which may be awarded at either school. Applicants must be a resident of Florida and have some experience in a Florida library; must be admitted to an FSU or USF library/information science graduate degree program; commit to working in a Florida library for a minimum of one year after graduation; and be an FLA member in good standing. Applicants must submit an essay detailing why you want to become a librarian (three page limit) with a brief summary of your previous library work experience, an official letter of acceptance to FSU or USF library/information science programs, upper level (junior/senior) GPA or graduate school GPA, verbal and quantitative score on the GRE, if applicable, and three letters of reference. more info...

American Library Association Scholarships

  • The American Library Association (ALA) is committed to promoting and advancing the librarian profession. To demonstrate this commitment, the ALA and its units provide more than $300,000 annually for study in a master's degree in library and information studies from an ALA accredited program. more info...
  • Also, ALA offers the Spectrum Scholarship Program, for an underrepresented group who might help shape the future of library services. The program's mission is to improve service at the local level through the development of a representative workforce that reflects the communities served by all libraries in the new millennium. more info...

Subject Specific Scholarships

Ravel Scholarships

Other Scholarships

  • Daniel Kovach Foundation Library and Information Science Scholarship. Offers a scholarship in the amount of $500 four times each year to deserving students seeking a degree in library and information science. To be eligible, one must be a U.S. citizen, have a 3.0 GPA, be enrolled in a post-secondary education institution, and be majoring in Library and/or Information Science. The application deadlines are May 15, June 15, September 15, and December 15. more info...
  • Beta Phi Mu, the library and information studies international honor society.  Five scholarships are awarded annually by BFM. Applications for all scholarships and fellowships are accepted beginning November 15. Deadline for receiving all applications is March 15 of every year. The Scholarship Committee meets during May, and the recipients are announced at our annual meeting in June. more info...

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