Endowed Presidential Scholarships | Academic Competitive Scholarships | Endowed Graduate Fellowships

Endowed Presidential Scholarships

  • Mary E. Cleveland Centennial Endowed Scholarship | Established 1983
    Mrs. Cleveland was a teacher and a school librarian and served as a US Government Librarian during the war years. She organized a new library in Seminole and was appointed assistant director of the Tom Green County Library. It is intended to provide support for a graduate or undergraduate (senior) student in library science.

  • Robert R. Douglass Memorial Endowed Scholarship | Established 1970
    Dr. Robert Raymond Douglass was an educator founding dean of the School. During his 20 year tenure (1948-68), he oversaw the growth of the program, was actively involved in professional associations, and instrumental in development of the library system in Texas and the Southwest. He retired as an emeritus professor in 1970. Unrestricted scholarship for School of Information students.

  • Alice Duggan and David Caldwell Gracy Endowed Presidential Scholarship | Established 1996
    David Caldwell Gracy founded Gracy Title Company. Alice Duggan Gracy was an author of genealogy related articles and books and is a descendant of Littlefield Family. Preference is given to students studying archives and records or preservation of access to information of enduring value.

  • Carolyn Hixson Harris Endowed Presidential Scholarship | Established 1996
    Carolyn Harris, a pioneer in the field of conservation, founded the School's Preservation and Conservation Studies Program and served as director of the program until her untimely death in 1994. The scholarship provides funding for preservation and conservation students within the School of Information.

  • Layton B. Murphy Endowed Presidential Scholarship | Established 1984
    Professor Layton B. Murphy was a lecturer at the School from 1957-59 and an associate professor (1967-83). His special interests were in cataloging, classifications, and collections development. Unrestricted scholarship for School of Information students.

  • SALALM Marietta Daniels Shepard Memorial Endowed Presidential Scholarship | Established 1987
    Marietta Daniels Shepard was chief of the Library Development Program of the Organization of American States, a fifty-year member of the American Library Association and founder of The Seminar on Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, Inc. (SALALM). The scholarship provides support for students interested in developing libraries in Latin American and the Caribbean who intend to pursue a career in one of those countries.

  • C. Glenn Sparks Endowed Presidential Scholarship | Established 1996
    Dr. C. Glenn Sparks was an outstanding administrator, author, editor and consultant who served as member of the faculty from 1971-1995 and dean of the school from 1972-82. Unrestricted scholarship for School of Information students.

  • Phillip Tocker Endowed Presidential Scholarship | Established 1995
    The Tocker Foundation, founded by Phillip and Olive Tocker, assists libraries in making services more accessible to individuals who by reason of distance, residence, handicap, age, literacy level, or other disadvantages are unable to receive benefits of public library services. Unrestricted scholarship for School of Information students.

  • Sam G. Whitten Endowed Presidential Scholarship | Established 1986
    Sam G. Whitten was a political activist and a champion of intellectual freedom and civil liberties. He was a recipient of a TLA Distinguished Service Award, and a member of the Austin Public Library Board of Trustees and the Advisory Board of Central Texas Library System. The scholarship named in his honor was established by alumni and friends. It is an unrestricted scholarship for School of Information students.

  • H. W. Wilson Endowed Presidential Scholarship | Established 1994
    The H. W. Wilson Foundation's goal is to attract potential librarians to the field and support qualified applicants. It has provided funding to support library and information studies for more than 40 years. The original grant to establish the Wilson EPS was renewed in 2002. The scholarship provides support for students who intend to pursue careers in library education.

Academic Competitive Scholarships

  • The Kate Polk Dimmit Memorial Scholarship | Established 1974
    This scholarship was established by Miss Lenoir Dimmitt to honor her mother, Mrs. Kate Polk Dimmitt. Lenoir Dimmitt was a librarian with the Dallas Public Library System and Texas Library Association president from 1935-37. The scholarship is awarded to a student who is a resident of Texas employed by or interested in a career with a rural Texas public library.

  • Catheryne S. Franklin Centennial Endowed Scholarship | Established 1984
    Catheryne Franklin was a public school librarian in Laredo, Mercedes and Seymour, a professor of children's literature and librarianship (1956-1978), an advocate for access to resources for Texas' Hispanic population, and president of TLA (1972-73). The scholarship provides support for students in the School of Information.

  • GLISSA Endowed Scholarship | Established 1994
    The GLISSA Endowed Scholarship was established in honor of the student association. The scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate outstanding leadership, service, and commitment to the School.

  • Billie Grace Herring Scholarship | Established 1997
    Dr. Billie Grace Herring was a member of the faculty, specializing in children's libraries and youth services, from 1968-1996. She served as associate dean, graduate advisor, and program director for Learning Resources Certification. The scholarship is usually awarded to students who express a professional interest in the areas of children and youth librarianship.

  • Houston Endowment Graduate Fellowship | Established 1994
    The Houston Endowment provides funding for programs in education, health care, human services, and cultural arts particularly in the Houston area and the State of Texas. The Houston Endowment Graduate Fellowship provides scholarships and funding for students in the Preservation and Conservation Program in the School of Information.

  • Alice Brooks McGuire Endowed Scholarship | Established 1996
    Dr. Alice (Sally) Brooks McGuire was a member of the faculty from 1968-72. As president of the American Association of School Librarians, she helped develop The Standards for School Library Programs (1960) and was named Librarian of the Year by the Texas Library Association in 1967. Unrestricted scholarship for School of Information students.

  • Benonine Muse Scholarship Fund | Established 1975
    Benonine Muse received her bachelor of Library Science degree from Albany Library School in 1920 and died in 1921. The Benonine Muse Scholarship Fund was established by her sister, Dr. Mary Grace Muse Atkins, a member of the UT faculty (English) from 1927-55. Unrestricted funding for School of Information Students.

  • Temple Foundation Centennial Scholarship | Established 1983
    The T.L.L. Temple Foundation awards grants to a broad range of projects and causes in the areas of education, health care and medical research, community and social services, and cultural arts and the humanities. While a member of the School's Advisory Council, Ellen Temple was instrumental in setting up the Temple Foundation Centennial Scholarship. The scholarship, which provides support for students with financial need, embodies the Temple Foundation's long-standing support of Texas Libraries.

  • Texwood Furniture Corporation Endowed Scholarship | Established 2000
    Carol L. Gallagher was former chair of the School's Advisory Council (Exp 99), and owner of Texwood Furniture. The Texwood Furniture scholarship was established in her honor and transferred with ownership of the Corporation in 2001. Unrestricted scholarship for School of Information students.

  • Betty Bullington Threadgill Scholarship | Established 1996
    Betty Bullington Threadgill was the first recipient of a MLS degree from the School (1951). Wife of the late Colonel Walton O. Threadgill, Mrs. Threadgill served as a librarian in Kansas City, MO, and Fort Beloit, VA. She returned to Austin after her husband retired from the military. The scholarship was established by Mr. & Mrs. Ralph Vertrees and funded by close personal friends and family. Preference for returning students with prior military experience (US).

Endowed Graduate Fellowships

  • Julie Hallmark Honorary Graduate Fellowship | Established 2007
    The Julie Hallmark Honorary Graduate Fellowship was established by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System in 2007, for the benefit of the School of Information. Gift funds were provided by various donors to honor Dr. Julie Hallmark of Austin, Texas, a 1973 graduate and faculty member of The University of Texas at Austin School of Information.

  • Dr. Lee-hsia Hsu Ting Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Information Studies | Established 2006
    The Dr. Lee-Hsia Hsu Ting Endowed Graduate Fellowship in Information Studies was established in 2006 for the benefit of the School of Information. Gift funds were provided by Mrs. Leewen H. Shen of Houston. The endowment honors Dr. Lee-Hsia H. Ting of Houston, a 1964 graduate of The University of Texas at Austin School of Information and the sister of Mrs. Shen.

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