Dorothy Van Norman Scholarship

Award Background
In 2018, a scholarship was established to honor Dorothy Van Norman, a School Library. Ms. Van Norman served a leader in Library Media education in the state of Minnesota is providing a $2,500 award to a student pursuing a degree in School Library Information Studies at Minnesota State University Mankato.

Uses and Purposes
One $2,500 award will be presented during the 2018-19 academic year to a graduate student pursuing a degree in School Library Information Studies who has successfully completion of 6 credit hours in School Library Information Studies at Minnesota State University, Mankato at the time of award. The award may be used to offset expenses incurred while attending at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Application Guidelines
1. The call for applications will be made early in the fall semester to all students pursuing a degree in School Library Information Studies and enrolled in the upcoming semester.
2. Criteria for Scholarship Applicants:
a. A minimum 3.0 cumulative graduate grade point average (GPA) prior to the application deadline.
b. Successful completion of 6 credit hours in School Library Information Studies at MSU, Mankato at the time of award.
c. Students must be enrolled in MS in School Library Information Studies during the semester in which the scholarship is awarded.
3. Completion of an application packet is required. This application packet will consist of the following:
a. An application form with a statement (300 words max.) of describing your background, rational, and purpose detailing what the award would mean to the applicant and how the award would facilitate the applicant’s work in School Library Information Studies.
b. A resume detailing the applicant’s career goals, prior experiences and experiences or memberships in professional organizations.
c. An essay (500 words max.) stating the nature of their library experience, and a personal statement of their view of what he or she can bring to the profession, emphasizing experiences that indicate a potential for leadership and commitment to technology and innovation in the school library.
d. A transcript supporting the minimum 3.0 GPA.
4. The SLIS Scholarship Award Committee will select the award recipient. All decisions of the SLIS Award Committee are final.
5. The award recipient will be announced in the spring term of the 2019 semester.

Award
$2,500.00
Scopes
College of Education
Deadline
02/28/2019
Supplemental Questions
  1. Application Essay - Library Information Studies
  2. Application Essay - Personal Statement
  3. Resume
  4. Transcript (official/unofficial)