Application Deadline: March 1
Scholarships are awarded competitively on the basis of demonstrated academic merit and potential for leadership. The SLIS Admissions and Scholarships Committee considers all applications for scholarships in the spring of each school year. Applications are due in the School annually on March 1st. Current students are notified of the deadline for scholarships and provided with an application via the School’s student email distribution list. Students may seek additional financial aid opportunities offered by the University through the Financial Aid Office and the College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Awards. Additional scholarship information is made available to students through the School’s student email distribution list.
Most of the SLIS scholarships are for master's student, but there is one undergraduate scholarship and the application deadline is February 1.
Graduate Assistantships and Student Jobs (both grad and undergrad)
Graduate assistantships offer students practical experience which is excellent for resumes, they pay a montly rate, and assistantships of 20 hours per week waive tuition (not fees) for up to the number of hours required to finish the masters (the MLIS is 36 hours).
OU SLIS offers graduate assistantships on both the Norman and Tulsa campuses, For more information and applications for Norman GA's, click here and Tulsa positions click here.
SLIS students are also hired in a variety of graduate assistantships and student jobs across campus.
External Funding and Job Opportunities
The American Library Association compiles an annual directory of awards from state library agencies, national and state library associations, local libraries, academic institutions, and foundations who give some form of financial assistance for undergraduate and/or graduate education programs in library and information studies. Please click here to access this directory.
Employment: Many SLIS master's students work in libraries around the region. Check the Oklahoma Department of Libraries Jobline for openings.