Non-Resident Tuition Exemption Awards 2017-2018

The UH Mānoa Office of Graduate Education has granted the LIS Program a limited number of Non-Resident Tuition Exemption Awards for the 2017-2018 academic year. This award allows non-residents and/or international students to pay resident tuition rates for two academic years of full-time study in the Library & Information Science graduate program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa beginning with the Fall 2017 semester.

In addition to the standard LIS program application requirements, applicants who wish to be considered for this award are encouraged to communicate a well-informed vision of their intended contributions to the realm of professional librarianship. Ideally, applicants will also indicate a passion for service by way of documented examples of community service and/or other volunteer activities.

Other factors which can bolster an applicant’s “attractiveness” to the LIS admissions committee would be demonstrated leadership skills, distinguished academic accomplishments, and/or entrepreneurship & innovation, just to name some examples.

Non-resident applicants who wish to be considered for this award must explicitly request such in their Statement of Objectives when applying to the LIS program. In consideration of the extra space required to communicate their qualifications, applicants are welcome to write an essay that goes a bit beyond the standard 500-1,000 word limit for this document.

Award applicants should apply well in advance of the April 1, 2017 deadline. Applicants will be notified the week of April 3, 2017 if they have been selected to receive one of the Tuition Exemption awards.

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Note: This award is not available to those students pursuing the dual-degree option.