We are committed to bringing outstanding students from around the corner and around the world to the Carolina campus. This commitment enables us to contribute to Chapel Hill's dynamic academic atmosphere and to produce the future leaders of the information and library science field.
The School is engaged in a fierce competition for students, who often base their selection on the availability of scholarships and fellowships. The School has a limited number of scholarships and graduate fellowships, while our peer institutions have increased the number and amounts of theirs. Our goal is to improve student funding opportunities at SILS.
SILS needs your help in these areas to attract and enroll the best students:
Named endowed scholarships ($100,000 - $300,000 each).
Scholarships allow the School to attract elite students from the United States and around the world to study in Chapel Hill. Our research shows that the School is losing many talented students to programs that can better meet their financial needs. The School and the University feel strongly that access to our programs should be based on merit—not the ability to pay.
Named endowed international student exchanges and fellowships ($50,000 each).
Employers increasingly value international experience in today's increasingly global society; endowed international programs enable our students to gain this experience while studying at SILS.
Named endowed graduate fellowships ($275,000 each).
Fellowships allow more students to share in the thrill of discovery in the classroom and take part in unique research, laboratory, and field work experiences.
Service learning opportunities (from $15,000 - $25,000)
Service learning benefits students by providing hands-on learning while mutually benefiting the organizations that receive the student's services. By increasing our outreach efforts, we create more practical experience for SILS students, thereby enhancing learning while providing valuable services to public and private industry.