Scholarships and Awards

The Department of Information Science (IS) offers financial support and scholarships to its undergraduate and graduate students to recognize exceptional academic and creative accomplishments.  Alumni and friends of the Department of Information Science have been generous in providing financial support for student scholarships. 

The Tuition Assistance Award (TAA) is a one-time, non-competitive two-semester award available to IS students admitted to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Information Science and Applied Technology program or to the ALA-accredited Master of Science (M.S.) in Library Science or Master of Science in Information Science program, Master of Science in Data Science or to the IS Ph.D. program. To be eligible for this award, students must be newly admitted to the programs specified, and have not yet taken a course in their respective program*. Transfer students are also eligible for the TAA. All awards are suject to the availability of fund. 

 *Please Note: At this point the application for TAA is closed. A link to the online application will be provided here when the the award is made available.


The IS Excellence and Endowed scholarships are competitive two-semester scholarships based on merit, and require the submission of an IS scholarship application. These scholarships are available to all students in the IS program. The eligibility criteria for each of the endowed scholarships is available on the Criteria and Eligibility page.

The TLA Scholarship Committee has several scholarships available for TLA members who are currently enrolled in or planning to enroll in an ALA accredited library school program in Texas. These scholarships include the Ray Janeway Scholarship, the TLA Summer School Scholarship, the Van Dusen-Tobin-Kaiser Scholarship for students studying to be elementary school or children's librarians, and the Escue Scholarship for library school students focusing their studies in a technical services area. Please click here to access the website. 

-Scholarships for Master's students.