Julieann V. Nilson InULA Scholarship: Guidelines

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InULA scholarships are intended to encourage and reward the potential
for excellence in the library and information science profession.

Operational Guidelines

  1. The InULA Executive Board in consultation with the Director of Admissions and
    Placement, SOIC ILS, shall have responsibility for annually awarding two scholarships. Some years may have additional funding.
  2. Each year the Board invites applicants to submit application materials by
    March 1. The scholarship is to be awarded on or before May 1.
  3. Responsibility for publicity will be shared by the InULA Executive Board and the SOIC ILS Director of Admissions.
  4. Applications MUST be submitted electronically to the InULA Grants and Scholarships Committee Chair.


Any new or continuing full-time or part-time student in the MLS or MIS degree program of the Indiana University Department of Information and Library Science (IUB) or Library and Information Science (IUPUI) in the School of Informatics and Computing at either IUB or IUPUI is eligible to apply. This includes students who have been admitted to an MLS or MIS program, but who will commence their studies after the scholarship awardee(s) have been announced.

Basis for Award

Much weight is put on the candidate’s statement of purpose, reflecting
the personal philosophy of librarianship and career goals. Content and even style
are factors in the evaluation of the statement. In addition, the letter(s) of
recommendation plus the student’s GPA and list of  coursework (if applicable)
provide secondary support for the application.

See InULA Notes, vol. 23, no. 1 for statements of previous award winners.