Scholarships

DLIS proudly offers the following scholarships to our students:

John W. Garino Memorial 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 demonstrated proficiency in LIS-related technologies.

Eligibility criteria: Currently enrolled in DLIS, 12+ LIS credits earned.

Award amount: $5000, awarded once during the course of student’s program of study, upon completion of at least 12 LIS credits.

Francis Augustine Hyland Memorial Scholarship

The Hyland scholarship is awarded to an academically distinguished applicant to DLIS, in either the Archival Studies specialization or advanced certificate in Management for Information Professionals.

Eligibility criteria: New student in DLIS.

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

Hyland scholarships for applicants entering the online advanced certificate in Management for Information Professionals are awarded to students entering the program in the spring. Hyland scholarships for applicants entering the Archival Studies specialization are awarded to students entering the program in the fall.

Mildred Lowe Memorial Scholarship

Named after a former Director of DLIS, the Lowe scholarship is awarded to a DLIS student at risk of leaving the program because of personal hardship.

Eligibility criteria: Currently enrolled in DLIS. Applicant must submit a brief statement documenting the hardship endangering their enrollment in DLIS on the scholarship application.

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

Elizabeth Minutaglia Memorial Scholarship

The Minutaglia scholarship is awarded to an academically distinguished applicant entering the program who has expressed an interest in Public librarianship or Youth Services.

Eligibility criteria: New student in DLIS.

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

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.

DLIS/H.W. Wilson Professional Development Scholarship

The Wilson scholarship is awarded to up to five DLIS students who have their work recognized/published by a professional association.

Eligibility criteria: Proof of publication of applicant’s research (acceptance letter, conference program, etc.) completed while enrolled in DLIS, submitted via DLIS Scholarship Application Form.

Award amount: $500 per academic year.

Students in DLIS may apply for the DLIS/H.W. Wilson Professional Scholarship once per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).

DLIS Scholarship Application Process

  1. Applicants must submit the DLIS Scholarship Application Form
  2. Upon award of scholarship, student must submit a thank-you letter to the awarding foundation and DLIS Scholarship Committee
  3. Scholarship funds will be dispersed only after receipt of the thank-you letter.