- 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 Assistant Director of Student Services handles all inquiries and applications for financial aid administered by the School. Scholarship application deadline is April 1 for the following Fall semester. (There are no scholarships awarded in the spring or summer.) 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 application for scholarships (JotForm) administered by the School of Information Science has been converted to a fully online application is available at the link provided.
- ALA Scholarship Program
- Gates Millennium Scholars
- Century Scholarship, American Library Association (ALA) - awards up to $2,500 annually for persons with disabilities.
- LITA Scholarships
- Medical Library Association - funding opportunities to assist qualified students in graduate library science programs and to enable practicing health sciences librarians to pursue professional development.
- Spectrum Initiative Scholarships, ALA - fifty annual $5,000 awards to persons of African-American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Latino/Hispanic, and Native American heritage.
- Library and Information Science Scholarship - established individually by Daniel Kovach. The scholarship is for $500 - to be distributed four times a year.
- Council on Library and Information Science Resources - CLIR offers a range of fellowships and awards in support of its goal to expand leadership capacity in the information professions
- REFORMA - National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking. Site includes information about their scholarship.