The Howard and Mathilde Rovelstad scholarship is offered to students already enrolled in the LIS program who have demonstrated exceptional qualities. This scholarship supports half of the selected students' tuition for the remaining semesters for the selected students.

Scholarship Application:

Students who had completed at least 6 credits in the Master’s in Library and Information Science program by the end of the spring semester were eligible to apply. Each applicant submitted a statement of achievements, career interests, and goals in less than 750 words; along with a detailed curriculum vitae which included their volunteer activities, association memberships, attendance at professional conferences and workshops, and similar activities. They also provide contact information (e.g., email addresses, etc.) for two references.

Finalists for the scholarship were interviewed by the committee, which based its decision on the following:

  • Academic achievement in the LIS program
  • Demonstrated commitment to the profession as evidenced in course work, personal statement, curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation
  • Potential for success as evidenced in all application documents
  • Indication of financial need

Contact for Questions
Please email any questions to the Rovelstad Scholarship Committee Chair, Dr. Sue Yeon Syn.

Rovelstad Scholarship Committee
Sue Yeon Syn, Chair
Amanda Wilson
Jane Zhang