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The School of Library and Information Science awards departmental scholarships annually, thanks to supportive alumni and friends of the school.

Who can apply?
Students who are enrolled as majors in the School of Library and Information Science may apply for departmental scholarships.

What is the criterion for departmental scholarships?

  • You must submit the scholarship application.
  • You must be enrolled for the upcoming semester in at least 12 credit hours and have applied for financial aid for that semester.
  • Academic merit, as well as other credentials — including student involvement with campus groups and organizations are factors used to determine scholarship recipients

When and how do I apply?
The scholarship application is available online from January 15 through March 15th.  Students will be notified by USC e-mail and BSIS listserv. Scholarship awards are non-renewable. Students must re-apply each year for SLIS departmental scholarships. 

How will I know if I receive a departmental scholarship?
Recipients will be notified in April about the status of their application. Recipients must sign a letter of acceptance of the scholarship award. The letter of acceptance must be returned by May 1 to receive the scholarship.

How much scholarship money is available?
SLIS departmental scholarships are competitive and limited. The number and amount of scholarships awarded vary and are subject to funds available.

When will you receive your scholarship money?
Scholarships awarded in April are for the next academic year.