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Scholarships & Funding

Scholarships, teaching and research assistantships and loans are the most common ways to finance your graduate study.

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  • Contact the financial aid offices at the schools where you are applying.
  • Review the scholarship and funding sources listed below.
  • Check with your local library for additional scholarship and funding information.
  • Check out federal loan possibilities.

Selected Scholarship and Funding Sources

  • American Library Association (ALA) Scholarships
    ALA awards over $300,000 in scholarships annually.
  • Federal Student Aid for Graduate & Professional Students
  • Gates Millennium Scholarship Fund
    Provides funding to outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic American students.
  • Law Library Association of Greater New York Grants & Scholarships
  • LITA (Library & Information Technology Association) Scholarships
  • Medical Library Association Grants & Scholarships
  • New York Library Association's Dewey Scholarship
    Tuition assistance for a student attending a New York State library school.
  • Syracuse Univeristy I-School Library Media Specialist Scholarships
  • WebJunction listing of Grants & Scholarships
    Downloadble spreadsheet of grants and scholarships currently available in the US and Canada for degree programs, courses, and professional development in library and information science.
  • WebJunction and Drexel University Offer Discounts on Online Degree Programs

Articles on Funding Graduate School

  • Getting Your LIS Degree without Breaking the Bank by Sarah E. Morris & Patrice Johnson (from LISCareer.com)
  • Paying for Graduate School by Chrissie Anderson Peters (from LISCareer.com)

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