Office of Advancement


Alumni and friends invest in GSLIS annually by making gifts to benefit students, faculty, and programs, but what is the return on your investment?

Ask students who benefit from financial assistance for tuition, books, career development, travel, awards, and alumni engagement opportunities. Donor support assists students in need of financial assistance and maintains the excellence of GSLIS’s top-ranked programs (both on campus and through Leep). Thanks to your help, our graduates become leaders in the field who benefit their communities, the nation, and the world. 

We urge you to renew your annual support today.

Advancement news

Koval Scholarship supports students in more ways than one

hailley.jpg?itok=P_UFs3ETWhen Ed Koval created the Anna Mae Koval Scholarship at GSLIS in honor of his late wife, he knew that the financial support for students would help them achieve their educational and career goals. The gift, however, is providing more than just financial support. It is proving inspirational as well.

Anna Mae Koval inspired countless young readers as a librarian and storyteller during her career. Her legacy continues to inspire others through scholarships for future librarians like master’s student Hailley Fargo. “The Koval Scholarship really motivates me,” said Fargo, one of four students who is currently receiving this support. “Being a recipient fuels me to keep pushing myself to do as best as I can.” Read more.

GSLIS to award first Evans Minority Student Scholarship this fall

The GSLIS Office of Advancement is happy to announce that the School's first G. Edward Evans Minority Student Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2015 semester. Dr. Evans's (PhD '69) goal in making this gift was to facilitate increased enrollment of underrepresented groups in LIS education and the information professions.

In addition to making a substantial personal gift to the School, Evans is calling on the publishers who have benefited from his professional success to contribute as well. Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, has accepted Evans's challenge and made a contribution to the scholarship fund. He is calling on his peers in the field to give as well. Read more.