Qualified graduate Library and Information Science students are
eligible for assistantships which include tuition remission and a
stipend; these assistantships are awarded for service to the
Division and the Libraries of the University, including the Law
Library, the Loretto Memorial Library in Staten Island and the Main
Library on the Queens campus. Graduate assistants assist
faculty with their research and instruction as well as other
responsibilities as necessary. Graduate teaching
assistants are appointed for two consecutive semesters beginning
the fall semester of an academic year (Fall, Spring). Full-time
enrollment (a minimum of 9 hours) is required each semester and a
cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 is required during the two
In addition, Fellowships have been awarded by the Federal
Government and scholarships are available from the New York State
Department, the Catholic Library Association, the H.W. Wilson
Company and other corporations.
Rev. Brian J. O'Connell, CM. Library Studies
The scholarship is named for the late Dean of St. John's college of
Liberal Arts and Science of which Library and Information Science
is a Division. That the University might provide merit scholarships
to students in Library and Information Science was made possible by
a planning initiative of Fr. O'Connell's.
This scholarship is available for matriculated students in the MLS
and Advanced Certificate programs. The scholarship is awarded for
academic merit, based on GPA. Students at DLIS will receive
scholarships based on the GPA of their most recent degree.
The scholarship amounts for the 2012-13 academic year
If the GPA is 3.8 to 4.0, the student will receive a scholarship of
$1,115 per 3 credit course,
If the GPA is 3.6 to 3.79, the student will receive a scholarship
of $1,075 per 3 credit course.
If the GPA is 3.4 to 3.59, the student will receive a scholarship
of $905 per 3 credit course.
For more information on Graduate Assistantships or the O'Connell
Scholarship, contact the DLIS Office at (718)990-6200 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.