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Fellowships and Scholarships


  • Richard T. Greener Fellowship
    The Fellowship is co-sponsored by the iSchool and the Thomas Cooper Library.  The Fellow receives training and mentoring to serve as an active participant in departments throughout Thomas Cooper Library and the other USC, Columbia University Libraries. The Fellow rotates on a semester basis through public services, technical services, and collection development, gaining practical experience in many facets of librarianship. 
  • The Cynthia Graham Hurd Endowed Fellowship Fund
    This fund is to honor Cynthia Graham Hurd, one of the Emanuel Nine murdered in Charleston on June 17, 2015 at the Mother Emanuel AME Church.  Cynthia Hurd was a beloved librarian whose life was dedicated to helping people become educated.  She was an exemplary leader in the community and in her church.  She worked in Charleston’s library system for 31 years, most recently as the manager of the St. Andrews Regional Library, one of the busiest libraries in the Charleston County library system.  The library is renamed the Cynthia Graham Hurd St. Andrews Regional Library.  She received her Master of Librarianship degree at the University of South Carolina in 1989. The scholarship will be awarded to deserving individuals in an underrepresented group who work within the Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) System, as part of the iSchool diversity program.


The iSchool has a number of scholarships available for graduate students. The Graduate Student Services Manager handles all inquiries and applications for financial aid administered by the School.

The scholarship application deadline for current students is April 15 for the following Fall semester.

The scholarship application deadline for newly admitted students is June 1 for the following Fall semester. There are no scholarships awarded for the spring or summer semesters. The applicant must be fully admitted by this date in order to be considered for an award. Award recipients are chosen by the Student Services and Financial Aid Committee.

The scholarship applications  administered by the School of Information Science are fully online and available at the links provided below:

iSchool Scholarship Application for Current Students

    • Application opens - March 15
    • Application deadline - April 15

iSchool Scholarship Application for New Students

    • Application opens – May 1
    • Application deadline – June 1

External Scholarships

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