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 program or to the ALA-accredited Master of Science (M.S.) in Library Science or Master of Science in Information Science program, or to the Interdisciplinary 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. Recipients of the TAA may not apply for additional LIS competitive scholarships.

All awards are subject to the availability of funds.

* Cohort students who start classes in a summer semester are eligible to receive the award for the subsequent Fall/Spring semesters.


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 who have already completed at least one semester in their respective IS program. The eligibility criteria for each of the endowed scholarships is available on the Criteria and Eligibility page.