Spectrum Scholars at SIS


SIS welcomes five Spectrum Scholars to the Master of Library and Information Science program!  These students will begin their studies in September of 2006 with the assistance of the Spectrum Scholarship Program administered by the American Library Association (ALA).  The intent of this national scholarship program is to recruit applicants and award scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students for graduate programs in library and information studies.  ALA awarded 69 scholarships as part of the 2006-2007 Spectrum program; five of those scholarships were given to students who have enrolled in Pitt’s MLIS program.  Since the program’s inception in 1997, SIS has enrolled 19 Spectrum Scholars, ranking second (tied with UCLA) in total enrollment of Spectrum Scholars.

Beginning in the Fall of 2006, the following students will be the SIS Spectrum Scholars:

  • Sarah Eng
  • Lareese Hall
  • Rachel Masilamani
  • Christina Patton
  • Brenda Salem.

SIS is proud of its tradition of increasing diversity in the School.  Welcome to these Spectrum Scholars!