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Alumni Group
Library and Information Science (LIS) Program
University of Hawai'i at Manoa


The Alumni Awards Committee announces the availability of the following awards for 2016:

LIS Student Award, Tuition Assistance, Up to $500

Applicant must be a UH LIS student with at least 9 LIS credits by August 2016, or be a May or August 2016 LIS graduate continuing towards the Advanced Certificate.

Submit the completed application and a statement no longer than 2 pages, describing your goals in and commitment to the library profession.

Include a copy of your unofficial transcripts (available from MyUH/STAR), and list scholarships, awards, and tuition waivers you are currently receiving. Letters of recommendations are optional but may help in evaluating your application.

Applicants are judged on leadership potential (leadership in LIS and/or professional organizations and committees), professional promise (e.g., library/information-related volunteer work, internships, practicum, and professional library employment, publications in a library/information-related area), and potential for academic success (GPA in LIS/ICS courses).

Special consideration will be given to students not receiving other scholarships or tuition waivers.

Application form (fillable PDF)

Mary Edward Professional Award, up to $500

Provides up to $500 for Hawaii librarians, UH LIS graduates, and students in the Advanced Certificate program to further their professional goals. Can be used for travel and publication support.

Submit the completed application, a current one- page resume and a separate one-page statement describing your professional goal, how it meets the intent of the award and how the money will be spent.

Applicants are judged on how the project shows promise to offer the greatest good to the most use rs and evidence of informative or creative use of funding. Must not have received a LIS award in the last three years.

Application form (fillable PDF)

Application Deadline: 4:00 pm, Thursday, April 21, 2016

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Send your application materials, via email or USPS, to:

LIS Alumni Awards Committee
Hamilton Library, room 002
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822

Contact: Jodie Mattos (

Fax submissions are not accepted.

Library and Information Science Program  
University of Hawai'i at Manoa 
Attn: LIS Alumni Group
Hamilton Library Room 002
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822