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SWIM Scholarship Program. S outh Dakota W yoming I daho M ontana. Funded by the Institute of Museum & Library Services – Laura Bush 21 st Century Librarian Program. Goals for the SWIM Grant. Increase the number of MLIS librarians in the four-state region

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Swim scholarship program
SWIM Scholarship Program

South Dakota




Funded by the Institute of Museum & Library Services – Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program

Goals for the swim grant
Goals for the SWIM Grant

  • Increase the number of MLIS librarians in the four-state region

  • Increase the number of certificated school librarians with media specialist endorsement in the four-state region

  • Recruit Native Americans and Hispanics to the library profession

  • Encourage professional development and collaboration among librarians

Scholarship requirements scholarship applications are due by march 15 2010
Scholarship RequirementsScholarship applications are due by March 15, 2010

Scholarship requirements are:

Scholarship recipients will receive:

80% of graduate school tuition and fees

Travel stipends to attend required trainings, residencies, and conferences

Opportunity to earn a master’s degree from an ALA accredited graduate program.

  • Residency within the SWIM region

  • Not currently pursuing a MLS graduate degree

  • Agree to work for two years in a public, academic, school, or special library in a SWIM state.

  • Must be admitted to UNT/LIS to qualify for scholarship

State application web sites contacts
State Application Web Sites & Contacts

  • South Dakota

    • Colleen [email protected]

    • Website: http://library.sd.gov/forlibrarians/grants/SWIM/index.htm

  • Wyoming

  • Idaho

    • Shirley Biladeau [email protected]

    • Website:http://libraries.idaho.gov/page/swim-learning-cohort-mlis-and-media-specialists

  • Montana

Lis and swim application timeline
LIS and SWIM Application Timeline

  • Must be admitted to UNT Toulouse Graduate School and UNT/LIS to qualify for SWIM Scholarship

  • Six to Eight weeks for the UNT/LIS Application Process to be completed

  • Apply for admission to MLS program no later than February 1, 2010

  • SWIM Scholarship deadline is : March 15, 2010

  • Scholarships will be awarded April 30, 2010

Communicating with lis

  • Contacting the School

    • University of North TexasCollege of InformationDepartment of Library and Information Sciences1155 Union Circle #311068Denton, Texas 76203-5017Phone: (940) 565-2445FAX: (940) 565-3101Toll-Free: 1-877-ASK-SLIS

    • http://www.lis.unt.edu/

Ready to Enroll?

For more information and answers to your questions:

  • Contacting Dr. Yvonne Chandler Email: [email protected]

    • Phone: (940) 565-3777 Toll-Free: 1-877-ASK-SLIS or 1-877-275-7547

  • Contacting Charlotte Thomas