Two scholarships are available to St. Catherine University MLIS students who are interested in special librarianship.
The Grieg Aspnes Memorial Award
The SLA Minnesota Chapter each year offers a monetary scholarship and complimentary SLA membership in the Special Libraries Association and the Minnesota Chapter of SLA. Library and Information Science students, either full-time or part-time, are invited to apply for the award.
The Grieg Aspnes Memorial Award is offered in the spring of the year and the award winner is announced at the Fall chapter meeting. See the SLA Minnesota Chapter Web site for more information on the current award.
The St. Catherine University's Special Library Association Student Group is proud to offer scholarship money to assist one SLA member/MLIS student in attending the SLA Annual Conference. St. Kate's MLIS students are encouraged to apply for this scholarship by submitting an essay describing your interest in special librarianship and how attending the SLA conference will help you achieve your professional goals.
2013 $1,200 SLA Conference Scholarship
The 2013 SLA Conference will be held in San Diego on June 9 through 11th. The student group will offer a $1,200 scholarship for a student to attend the conference.
The application deadline has passed.
See below for application criteria.
How to Apply
St. Kate's MLIS students are encouraged to apply for this scholarship by submitting an essay of no more than 1,500 words. Essays will be judged based on the following criteria:
- Evidence of involvement in SLA and the St. Kate's student group.
- How attending the SLA conference will impact your career and/or education.
- Demonstration of committment to the field of special librarianship.
The application deadline is March 14, 2011 and the winner will be notified by the end of March.
Upon receipt of the scholarship, applicants must be:
- A member of SLA and the St. Catherine SLA student group.
- A current MLIS student at the St. Catherine University.
- Attending the conference for the first time.
Acceptance of this scholarship denotes agreement to use funds to attend the current Annual Conference. Only those funds accounted for by receipted documentation will be available for reimbursement by the SCU SLA student group. Upon return from the conference, the winner will submit a report for publication in the Minnesota Chapter Bulletin.
See the box above for information on where and when to send your application.