Students are advised to check the SLIS Web site for updated scholarship information. In addition to SLIS departmental aid, there are professional associations and institutions (see examples below) that offer support to library and information science graduate students.
AIME (Association for Indiana Media Educators) Scholarships are offered to students planning a career in Indiana school libraries and media centers. Application details are published by AIME and by SLIS when they become available.
ALA (American Library Association) Scholarships See the ALA Web site.
ILF (Indiana Library Federation) Scholarships are awarded annually by the ILF to students who are Indiana residents, have economic need, and are studying or wish to study for a career in librarianship. Awards are made each spring, and recipients must agree to work in an Indiana library for one year following degree receipt. E-mail ILF (ilf [at] indy [dot] net) or call (317) 257-2040 for details.
The InULA (Indiana University Librarians Association) Julieann V. Nilson Scholarship is awarded annually to a full- or part-time student currently enrolled in a School of Library and Information Science master’s degree program. A $1,000 award is given each year. Students must complete an application form, a statement of professional philosophy and goals, and arrange to have at least one letter of reference sent directly to the current InULA president as listed on the application each year. InULA reserves the right to publish the winning statement in its newsletter.
The A. R. Zipf Fellowship in Information Management awards $8,000 annually to a student who shows exceptional promise for leadership and technical achievement in information management—sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).
Student employment opportunities in part- time positions on campus and in the community are frequently available. The IU Libraries and the campus University Information and Technology Services (UITS) department are key employers of SLIS students. SLIS also announces opportunities as they become available, and lists links on the SLIS Web site.
Student loans are managed through the IU Office of Student Financial Assistance, (812) 855-0321. This is a separate process from the SLIS financial aid process.