May 14, 2021

LIS Education: H.W. Wilson Foundation Renews Scholarship Grants With Commitment OF $870,000 to ALA Accredited LIS Programs

Thanks to H.W. Wilson Foundation Vice President & Secretary and Dean and Professor Emeritus of Simmons College SLIS for alerting us to this news.

From the H.W. Wilson Foundation:

The Board of Directors of the H.W. Wilson Foundation has announced the continuation of its support of education in library and information science with a new round of scholarship grants.

Since 1957, H.W. Wilson has supported U.S. and Canadian library and information science programs accredited by the American Library Association (A.L.A.). This year’s scholarship program, the fifteenth consecutive year of such funding, will deliver grants of $15,000 to each of the 58 accredited programs, for a total of $870,000.

Grants will be distributed over four years (2015-2018). Major goals of the program include attracting potential library and information science professionals to the field and supporting qualified students.

The program allows each institution to distribute its grant award in accordance with its own scholarship criteria, as well as to divide the total sum to accommodate its particular needs. A program which receives A.L.A. accreditation during any of the current program years will receive its grant the year following said accreditation. With its pledge of $870,000, the Board of Directors has increased each scholarship grant by 50% as compared to its previous grant program cycle.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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