Scholarships

DLIS proudly offers the following scholarships to our students:

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.

DLIS/H.W. Wilson Professional Development Scholarship

The Wilson scholarship is awarded to 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 email to the Director of DLIS.

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 be nominated by DLIS faculty (with the exception of students applying for the Garino scholarship via 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.

Latest Scholarship Opportunities

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

Attached is information regarding two annual scholarships offered by the Suffolk County Library Association (SCLA), a division of the New York Library Association (NYLA). 

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

NYLA YSS Scholarship -application deadline: May 31, 2019

Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services 2019 Awards -application deadline: July 31, 2019

Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services 2019 Awards -application deadline: July 31, 2019