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 for student scholarships are due annually on February 1st. Current students are notified of the deadline for scholarships via the School’s student email distribution list. Most of the SLIS scholarships are for master's students, but there is one undergraduate scholarship and one doctoral scholarship.
Graduate student Organization
OLISSA is an American Library Association Student Chapter at the School of Library and Information Studies and a recognized student organization at the University of Oklahoma. OLISSA's mission is to bring library students together with other students, faculty, and library and information professionals. We strive to provide information on the various career paths possible with a library and information studies degree. We provide students with an opportunity to be active participants in the SLIS program and University of Oklahoma Student Association. The organization's primary purpose is to represent and serve the SLIS student body. Officers are either elected or volunteer to serve each spring. They serve as liaisons between the SLIS students and faculty.