Scholarships, fellowships, and awards for current students
ILS offers annual fellowship awards and other scholarships to current students. Many of these are possible through the generous gifts of alumni and other ILS supporters.
These are often established in memory or in honor of the person for whom the award is named.
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We’ll send you information and instructions on how to apply for funding at the beginning of the academic year.
A sampling of current student awards
This award goes to graduate students in ILS or the Department of Informatics interested in the concept of information as an ecosystem, with preference given to students interested in continuing Gerald Bernbom’s areas of study:
Knowledge management of scientific and scholarly communication.
A focus on knowledge and information rather than technology.
Interdisciplinary research on the entire life-cycle of the information ecosystem.
The sustainability, security, use, and preservation of information.
Doctoral students will submit an essay on one of the four areas of study described above, accompanied by three letters of reference.
At the time of his death, Gerry Bernbom was director of research and academic computing for UITS, and special assistant, Office of the Vice President for Information Technology, at IU.
Less visible than his titles was his skill collaborating across disciplines for the common good. Part poet, part philosopher, part visionary technologist, he coordinated IU’s first IT strategic plan and served in many capacities in making the thoughtful application of IT an essential part of the university and its curriculum.
Two equal awards are given for incoming students returning to school after obtaining at least one year of work experience with an excellent academic record and who wish to pursue an M.L.S. degree.
This annual award assists graduate students in the study of scientific information. Charles A. Davis headed the Indiana State Police Headquarters Laboratory, and later that agency’s Criminal Investigation Division. He was a pioneer in forensic science.
Charles H. Davis has three degrees from IU, and studied postgraduate chemistry at the University of Munich on a fellowship awarded by the German government. He was an editor at Chemical Abstracts, served as an academic dean in Canada and in Illinois, and is currently a senior fellow in library and information science here at IU.
This annual award is for a nonresident student. Janice Egloff was a 1978 M.L.S. graduate from IU.
This annual award is for ILS students who demonstrate financial need. The scholarship will assist in payment of tuition, books, and other required education expenses. The account was established by the five sons of Bernard and June Fry. Dr. Fry was appointed Dean of the IU Graduate Library School (ILS), 1967–1980.
This annual award is for an ILS student who has excelled in cataloguing and demonstrates promise of success in the profession.
Dennis Grumling was a 1984 M.L.S. graduate from IU.
Provides funding for a graduate student in the ILS department as chosen by the scholarship committee.
This annual award is for students who are earning an M.L.S. and specializing in art librarianship, with a minimum 3.3 GPA, and who demonstrate potential to be leaders in the field. This award was established by B. J. Kish Irvine to mark her years of dedication and service as a faculty member and fine arts librarian at IU.
This annual award goes to a student from southeast Indiana, southwest Ohio, and northern Kentucky.
Keith was a 1976 M.L.S. graduate; he also served as president of the ILS Alumni Board for several years.
This annual award is for ILS students with a record of academic excellence as demonstrated with a minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Preference is given to returning students and/or students with interest in public school librarianship.
This annual award is for students enrolled in the M.L.S. program, with preference for in-state student(s); established by ILS staff member Sarah P. Burton in memory of her parents.
The preferred recipients of this annual award are pursuing special library career paths.
This annual award is for a student whose major emphasis is information science and technology.
The award was established in memory of Associate Professor Shepherd who had been a member of the ILS faculty for 13 years.
Charles B. Shaw compiled the List of Books for College Libraries (the “Shaw List”) and its supplements in the 1930s. Beginning in 1943, he was the President of ACRL (the Association of College and Research Libraries).
An ardent amateur printer, he founded the Off-hand Press at his home in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.
This annual award goes to a student with exceptional potential in the field of youth services librarianship.
ILS will award one scholarship worth 6 credit hours of eligible tuition remission to an ALA Spectrum Scholarship recipient who comes to Indiana University.
An annual award(s) available due to the generosity of the H.W. Wilson Foundation.
This annual award goes to a student of Chinese ancestry. It was established as a memorial to the late Yuan T’ung Li, director of the National Library of Beijing, who was associated with the Library of Congress for much of his later life.
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