College Scholarships Foundation Library and Information Science Scholarship

Scholarship Amount

We're giving away $500 this year to a college student this year who is studying in the field of Library and Information Science.

The Purpose

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.

Eligibility Requirements:

Candidates for our Library and Information Science scholarship must meet the following criteria

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.

Deadline

The deadline for receiving applications is December 24th, 2013. The winner will be notified on December 31st, 2013.

Ideal Candidates

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.

Apply Today!

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:

 

First Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:
GPA:
College:
Major:


Your Essay:

 

Past Winners

2012-2013

Karen Duplisea.

Karen Duplisea, University of Maine at Augusta

2011-2012

Amanda Foster, Tarrant County College

2010-2011

Lora Posey.

Lora Posey, Indiana University

2009-2010

Chelsea Lila Rice, University of Georgia

2008-2009

Philip Vue, University of Washington Information School

2007-2008

James Rogers.

James Rogers, University of Denver