Scholarships and Fellowships


John W. Garino Endowed Scholarship

Named after a former Library Faculty member and DLIS alumnus, the Garino scholarship is awarded to an academically distinguished MS LIS student who has been faced with a challenge that could jeopardize their pursuit of the MS LIS.

Eligibility criteria: Students facing hardship or special circumstances are invited to apply for a Garino Scholarship. The application can be found here.

Award: Full tuition for one 3-credit course


Francis Augustine Hyland & Helen Marguerite Hyland Library Science Scholarship

Eligibility criteria: Awarded for academic distinction in the core courses LIS 204 and LIS 205.

Award amount: Full tuition for one 3-credit LIS course.


Mildred Lowe Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility criteria: Awarded for academic distinction in the core courses LIS 204 and LIS 205.

Award amount: Full tuition for one 3-credit LIS course.


Elizabeth Minutaglia Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility criteria: Awarded to the student for academic distinction and professional competence in Academic Service-Learning.

Award amount: $2,000.


Rev. Brian J. O’Connell, C.M. Scholarship

Named after the late Dean of St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the O’Connell scholarship is awarded to high-achieving applicants with GPAs of 3.4 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) for their most recent degrees. Incoming students do not need to apply separately for this scholarship, but are automatically granted partial tuition reprieve based on academic merit. Award amount: $950 to $1170 per 3-credit LIS course for the duration of student’s program of study.


Latest Scholarship Opportunities

NCLA Andrew Ippolito Scholarship Award -deadline October 15, 2019

Andrew Ippolito continues to be a strong advocate of libraries and librarianship. He became the Director of the Merrick Library in 1962 just as

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ACRL/NY Symposium – student scholarship deadline October 7, 2019

Suffolk County Library Association Scholarships -application deadline: September 1, 2019

Nassau County Library Association Scholarship and Education Grants -application deadline: October 1, 2019