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Student Scholarships and Awards

 

Southen Miss Graduation

 

National Scholarships, Awards

American Library Association Spectrum Scholarship, $5,000

  • Lynn Cowles, ProQuest Scholar, 2017
  • Timothy Nalin Senapatiratne, 2011
  • Charisse Nicole Byers, 2008

 

ALA Emerging Leaders Program

  • Lauren Ashley Howell, ALA Emerging Leaders Program Class of 2018
  • Jennifer Nabzdyk Todd, ALA Emerging Leaders Program Class of 2015
  • Jennifer Walker, ALA Emerging Leaders Program Class of 2010, sponsored by Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)

 

ALA Student-to-Staff Program

  • Whitney Baswell, 2019
  • Rachel McMullen, 2018
  • Charlotte Roi, 2017
  • Michael Oden, 2016
  • Jessica Whipple, 2015
  • Callie Wiygul, 2014
  • Ginger Rogers, 2013
  • Deanna Day, 2012

 

Library Journal Movers & Shakers

  • Amed Demirhan, Movers & Shakers 2014 
  • Jennifer Wann Walker, Movers & Shakers 2010
  • Nadia Nasr, Movers & Shakers 2007

 

Mississippi Scholarships

IMLS-Funded MInority Scholarship Initiative, 2009-2012

In 2009, the Institute of Museum and Library Services ((IMLS) awarded a grant of $429,388.00 to Southern Miss SLIS to fund a minority scholarship initiative to increase the number of underrepresented minority librarians in the state. Through targeted recruiting of minority undergraduates in Mississippi's universities and colleges, the project awarded 10 IMLS-funded scholarships to minority students. All 10 recipients earned a MLIS degree and are working as professional librarians in a variety of libraries.

 

Mississippi Library Association Scholarships

Until Peggy May's tragic and untimely death in 1974, she traveled the state to support library colleagues in small and large libraries to develop library services for its citizens. The Peggy May Scholarship was established to honor her dedication to librarianship and her commitment to recruit talented individuals to the profession. The award of about $1,000 is made to a qualified graduate student currently enrolled or admitted in the Southern Miss School of Library and Information Science.

  • 2019 - Rachel Long
  • 2018 - Katherine Dutro
  • 2017 - Alex Brower
  • 2016 - Lakesha Smith
  • 2015 - Rebecca Houston
  • 2014 - Dee Hare
  • 2013 - Phillip Carter
  • 2012 - Jaclyn Lewis
  • 2011 - Antoinette Giamalva
  • 2007 - Sybyl Robinson
  • 2006 - Brooke Roberts
  • 2005 - Ryan Roy
  • 2004 - Jennifer Wann
  • 2003 - Andrea Kyzar
  • 2002 - Jacqueline Quinn
  • 2001 - Sheila Cork
  • 2000 - Rose Johnson Lockett
  • 1999 - Andrew Kevin Sharp
  • 1998 - Mantra Henderson
  • 1997 - Mary H. Hamilton
  • 1996 - Patty Scally Furr
  • 1994 - Ramona Hanks
  • 1993 - Linda Lewis
  • 1992 - Yolanda Simpson

 

The Virgia Brocks-Shedd Scholarship is awarded by the MLA Black Caucus Roundtable (BCRT) in honor of the late Virgia Brocks-Shedd who devoted 26 years of outstanding service to the humanities. This award is made annually to a minority student and is a one-time, non-renewable award paid directly to the recipient. The recipient must attend the Southern Miss School of Library and Information Science.

  • 2019 - Shirley Ginn
  • 2018 - Juana Harris
  • 2017 - Brenette Nichols
  • 2016 - Zupuriuh Harrington
  • 2015 - Joanna Williams
  • 2014 - Floyce Thomas
  • 2013 - Marsha Belton
  • 2012 - Roberta MartinezFotter
  • 2011 - Yvonne Slaughter
  • 2010 - Sonia Harper
  • 2009 – Sarah Heidelberg
  • 2008 – Mara Villa
  • 2007 – Billy R. Glasco
  • 2006 – Halima Welch
  • 2004 – LaGena Fantroy
  • 2003 – Raymond Brookter
  • 2002 – Pat Rodgers
  • 2001 – Tasha Lucas
  • 2000 – Jacqueline Quinn
  • 1999 – Chameka Simmons
  • 1998 – Tracy Caradine
  • 1997 – Debra Lundy
  • 1996 – Veronica Walker
  • 1995 – Linda Johnson
  • 1994 – Carol Williams

 

Southern Miss SLIS Scholarships

Molline Mayfield Keyes Scholarship ($1,800 each)

  • 2018 - Megan Lindsay, Autumn Donaldson
  • 2017 - Lynn Cowles, Kelly Thompson
  • 2016 - Abby Mayfield, Charlayne Burkett
  • 2015 - Floyce Thomas, Scott Manganello

 

H. W. Wilson Foundation Scholarship ($1,000 each)

  • 2018 - Kate Prendergast, Rachel McMullen
  • 2017 - Alex Brower, Carrie Mastley
  • 2016 - Stephanie Evans, Rebecca Humbert
  • 2015 - Kelly Kitzman, LaQuana Burks

 

School of Library and Information Science Scholarship ($500)

  • 2018 - Ever McKinney
  • 2017 - Melinda Smith
  • 2016 - Annie Watkins
  • 2015 - Rebecca Houston

 

Beta Phi Mu Beta Psi Chapter Scholarship ($400)

  • 2019 - Kate Dutro
  • 2018 - Elaine Walker
  • 2017 - Alex Brower
  • 2016 - Emilie Aplin
  • 2015 - Rebecca Houston
  • 2014 - Elizabeth La Beaud
  • 2013 - Callie Wiygul
  • 2012 - Jennifer Nabzdyk
  • 2011 - Johnnie Edmand Pace
  • 2010 - Linda Matthews
  • 2009 - Abigail Slattery
  • 2008 - Naomi Hurtienne
  • 2007 - Janet Boswell
  • 2006 - Julie Dunn
  • 2005 - Heather Weeden
  • 2004 - Sharon Dosher Davis
  • 2003 – Julie Atwood
  • 2002 – Tessa Minchew
  • 2001 – Verble Gorman Alexander
  • 2000 – Tracy Caradine
  • 1999 – Mary Hamilton
  • 1997 – Mary Hamilton
  • 1996 – Nan Crosby
  • 1995 – Julie Sass
  • 1994 – Cindy Moore
  • 1993 – John Stringer
  • 1992 – Kenneth B. Raigins
  • 1989 – Donna Davis
  • 1988 – Clarence Hunter
  • 1987 – Roy Meador

 

Central Mississippi Library Council (CMLC) Scholarship ($500)

  • 2019 Diana Brown
  • 2018 Kelly Thompson
  • 2017 Hannah Berryhill
  • 2016 Brittany Tibbett
  • 2015 Emilie Aplin
  • 2013 Jillian Rogers
  • 2012 Jaclyn Lewis
  • 2011 Jeffrey Stephen Sootheran
  • 2010 Sarah Welch
  • 2008 Mara Villa
  • 2007 Tamara Nelson
  • 2006 Lorianne Hawkins
  • 2005  Jennifer Wann