As SLIS alumni we have a passion for life-long learning, discovery and helping others. It goes without saying that Simmons College and SLIS have influenced our careers in many ways. As we seek to attract a new and diverse spectrum of people to our profession, we know there are potential impediments, such as the affordability of graduate education.

The Simmons-wide Making Education Work campaign gives each of us an opportunity to make a SLIS education more affordable for today's students — and tomorrow's. The Campaign is focused increasing the funds available for scholarships, internship stipends, and other forms of financial aid, all of which will increase access to SLIS. In addition, the Campaign is committed to further strengthening the overall academic experience at the School. That means securing gifts in support of student and faculty research, joint programs, and other curriculum enhancements.

Gifts of any size, to any fund, matter and show your commitment to and appreciation for your graduate alma mater.

Please support the Making Education Work campaign. Give to one of the following funds or any other SLIS fund today.

  • SLIS Endowed Scholarship Fund
    - Supporting SLIS students now and for the future
  • The School of Library and Information Science Scholarship Fund
    - Supporting current and future SLIS students
  • Dean's New Initiatives Fund for Library and Information Science
    - Supporting Dean's special projects
  • The Simmons Fund for SLIS
    - Current use fund for SLIS
  • The Allen Smith Scholarship for SLIS
    - In memory of Professor Allen Smith (more information about Allen can be found in the August 2008 news posting, on the Facebook page established in his memory by former students, and on fellow farrier Fran Jurga's blog)
  • Margaret Bush Scholarship Fund for SLIS
    - Established in honor of SLIS professor Maggie Bush, this scholarship will support students pursuing the youth services field, who will focus their work on children and teens in public or school libraries. For more information .

To learn more and give, visit the Making Education Work Campaign page »