LIS Student Maria Thurber is the 2017-18 Howard and Mathilde Rovelstad Scholarship recipient. She was selected among an impressive field of LIS students.
Students who had completed at least 6 credits in the LIS Master’s in Library and Information Science program by the end of the spring semester of 2017 were eligible to apply. Each applicant submitted a statement of achievements, career interests and goals in less than 750 words; along with a detailed curriculum vitae which included their volunteer activities, association memberships, attendance at professional conferences and workshops, and similar activities. Thay also provided two references.
Finalists for the scholarship were interviewed by the committee, which based its decision on the following:
- Academic achievement in the LIS program
- Demonstrated commitment to the profession as evidenced in course work, personal statement, curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation
- Potential for success as evidenced in all application documents
- Indication of financial need