College Scholarships Foundation Library and Information Science Scholarship
We're giving away $500 this year to a college student this year who is studying in the field of Library and Information Science.
With the creation of the World Wide Web it is getting cheaper and easier to publish and distribute information. Information is growing more accessible each day, but we are creating far more information than we have the ability to consume. In 1945 Vannevar Bush foreshadowed the coming sea of information in his seminal article As We May Think.
Some people heavily trust internet search engines, even going so far as believing that the top result is the most relevant piece of information in the world! As an information retrieval student you may shape what information others find and how they perceive the world. The same is true for librarians. As a librarian you have the ability to help people on the web and off the web, helping people find information that is important to their lives, families, and careers.
We believe that as the amount of information published continues to increase it is important that the best and brightest minds help people navigate this information.
Candidates for our Library and Information Science scholarship must meet the following criteria
- U.S. citizen;
- 3.0 GPA;
- Currently attending in post-secondary education (undergraduate or graduate); and
- Major in Library or Information Science, or primarily study any of these subjects
How Do I Apply?
Simply fill out our online application form. Along with your academic scores, we require an essay...which will be your chance to separate yourself from the rest.
The deadline for receiving applications is December 24th, 2013. The winner will be notified on December 31st, 2013.
As tuition and college expenses continue to rise, we feel it is in our best interest to help the most deserving students. This brings us many tough decisions in deciding who is the most "deserving".
Our ideal candidate is someone who sticks out amongst the crowd of applicants. After reading your essay and credentials, we want to know you're the winner without any doubts. Here's a hint - the best way to do this is to write in your own unique style and with total honesty.
There is a 300 word limit to our essay questions. Generally though, short and interesting is preferred over verbose. Use any of these questions as the basis for your scholarship essay:
- How will libraries stay relevant in the future?
- How do you see information retrieval changing?
- Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Karen Duplisea, University of Maine at Augusta
Amanda Foster, Tarrant County College
Lora Posey, Indiana University
Chelsea Lila Rice, University of Georgia
Philip Vue, University of Washington Information School
James Rogers, University of Denver