Wayne State University

New Student Scholarship Application

SLIS New Student Scholarships are competitive, merit-based awards targeted for new MLIS students who intend to enroll in the School for the Fall 2017 semester. The School's goal is to recruit high achieving, motivated students who will contribute to the SLIS learning community both on-campus and online. The awards will cover two LIS courses: one in Fall 2017, one in Winter 2018 (approximately $4500).

Eligible nominees must:

  1. be admitted to SLIS MLIS program, AND
  2. begin their Master's program in Fall 2017, AND
  3. be enrolled for a minimum of 3 graduate credits each in Fall 2017 and in Winter 2018. 

Students are eligible only if they have not received other forms of Graduate School funding for AY 2017-2018.

To apply, please complete the application below. Students must upload a personal statement between 250 and 750 words stating their educational background and professional objectives as they relate to their academic excellence, achievement and leadership experiences.

Applicants must also request a recommendation letter from one individual who can assess their academic or professional qualifications. The recommendation letter must be received by the scholarship deadline date of April 1, 2017. Applicants must be admitted to the MLIS program by the deadline date of April 1, 2017. Please e-mail recommendations to slis.admissions@wayne.edu. SUBJECT: New Student Scholarship, Applicant's Name.