HOWARD AND MATHILDE ROVELSTAD SCHOLARSHIP 2012-2013
The annual competition for the Howard and Mathilde Rovelstad Scholarship is now underway.
Students who have completed three courses in the LIS Master’s in Library and Information Science program by the end of the spring semester of 2013 are eligible to apply.
Students who have received other scholarships and forms of financial aid, such as tuition reduction benefits, CUA university scholarships, Provost scholarships, or Federal scholarships are not eligible to apply. (Note: Recipients of small, one-time awards in the range of $500-$2000 may be eligible. If you have received this type of award and have questions about your eligibility, please contact the Committee Chair.)
Application Documents (four in total)
1. A statement of achievements, career interests and goals. The statement must be no more than 750 words.
2. A detailed resume. Applicants are encouraged to include volunteer activities, association memberships, attendance at professional conferences and workshops, and similar activities.
3. Contact information (email addresses, phone numbers, and addresses) of two references that are willing to write letters of recommendation for the applicant. At least one of the references must be a full-time or part-time LIS faculty member. The Rovelstad Scholarship Committee will request letters of recommendation from references of those candidates selected for interviews.
Document 4 should be sent via U.S. mail or hand-delivered to:
David Shumaker, Clinical Associate Professor
Scholarship Committee Chair
School of Library and Information Science
Catholic University of America
Washington, D.C. 20064
All application documents must be received by the close of business on Friday, May 17, 2013.
Evaluation Criteria and Process
The Committee will base its decision on evaluation of the following:
- Academic achievement in the LIS program.
- Commitment to the field as evidenced in course work, personal statement, resume, and letters of recommendation.
- Potential for success as evidenced in all application documents, including letters of recommendation.
- Faculty assessment: The entire LIS full-time faculty will provide input to assist the Rovelstad Scholarship Committee in evaluating applicants.
- Interviews: The Rovelstad Scholarship Committee will interview a small number of finalists before selecting the scholarship recipient. Interviews will be conducted during the week of June 24. Applicants selected for interviews are expected to make themselves available during that week for an interview in Marist Hall on the CUA campus.
May 17: Deadline for submission of applications – all four documents must be received
May 31: Notification of candidates selected for interviews
June 24-28: Interviews
Announcement of the winner is scheduled to take place during the month of July
Contact for Questions
Please email any questions to the Scholarship Committee Chair, David Shumaker, at shumaker[at]cua.edu.