Special Funding Opportunities
The following areas of emphasis currently have designated grant-based funding (e.g., assistantships, scholarships, and/or fellowships) available.
ARL/Music Library Association (M.S. campus)
With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative (DII) seeks to address the growing need for professional staff in music and performing arts libraries who better reflect evolving demographics of students and faculty in music and performing arts higher education. Questions? Contact "John Wagstaff"-wagstaff, at illinois.edu-.
LIS Access Midwest Program (M.S. campus or online)
LAMP is a regional network of academic libraries and information science schools dedicated to promoting careers within the field of library and information science (LIS). The program accomplishes this goal by encouraging promising students at its member institutions to participate in activities and events designed to increase their awareness of the profession and to provide support for subsequent graduate studies in LIS. LAMP provides opportunity for professional development such as the LAMP summer institutes and internships, peer and professional mentorship and guidance, and financial assistance for the completion of a master's degree in LIS. LAMP specifically seeks to encourage the participation of students from statistically and historically underrepresented populations in LIS. Questions? Contact Amani Ayad.
Mix IT Up! (M.S. campus or online)
While all students are automatically considered for general awards, the School also offers a number of scholarships and fellowships with specific criteria. Once admitted, students may request consideration for these (listed below) by contacting Rae-Anne Montague.
Judith Chien Fellowship - new student admitted in summer
Nancy and Richard Gillfillan Scholarship - MS student in second semester or beyond
Mildred M Luther and Kathryn Luther Henderson Fellowship - student focused on preservation and technical services
Carl and Katherine Perrin Scholarship - student from Texas
Ann Lyn Skene Scholarship - student from Indiana
Helen T and Mildred Stewart Scholarship - student from Iowa
Carl Volkmann Scholarship - student focused on public librarianship