The Catholic University of America


Congratulations to Nicholas Brown and Lauren Hester, the 2016 Rovelstad Scholarship recipients.

The annual competition for the Howard and Mathilde Rovelstad Scholarship will get under way next May. Two scholarships are available.


Students who have completed at least 6 credits in the LIS Master’s in Library and Information Science program by the end of the spring semester are eligible to apply. The number of credits left to complete the program will be a factor in the committee’s decision; weighing in favor of candidates with the greater number of credits remaining in the program.

Application Documents  (three in total)

  1. A statement of achievements, career interests and goals. The statement must be no more than 750 words.
  2. A detailed curriculum vitae. Applicants are encouraged to include volunteer activities, association memberships, attendance at professional conferences and workshops, and similar activities.
  3. Contact information (email addresses, telephone numbers and affiliations) 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 LIS faculty member. The Rovelstad Scholarship Committee will request letters of recommendation from references of those candidates selected for interviews.

Contact for Questions

Please email any questions to the Scholarship Committee Chair, Dr. Jane Zhang, at

Rovelstad Scholarship Committee:

Dr. Jane Zhang, Chair
Dr. Deanna Marcum
Dr. Ingrid Hsieh-Yee