School of Information Sciences

Elva S. Smith Scholarship

Interested applicants should complete the pertinent section in your application for admission on Apply Yourself.

I. Intent of Scholarship

The Elva S. Smith Scholarships were established to honor Elva S. Smith, who was a professor of children’s services at the Carnegie Library School from 1904 to 1944. She published many books about children’s literature, including The History of Children’s Literature and Subject Headings for Children’s Books in Public Libraries and in Libraries in Elementary and Junior High Schools.

The Elva S. Smith Scholarships are tuition scholarships for three terms of study leading to the Master of Library and Information Science degree. These are awarded to individuals who exhibit potential to contribute to the service of children and young adults.

II. Guidelines for Selection

The Financial Aid Committee reviews applications for the Elva S. Smith Scholarships and makes its recommendations to the Chair of the Program. Scholarships for a given year are not granted if the Financial Aid Committee determines that there is no eligible candidate.



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