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Grants and Scholarships


Grants and Scholarships


The Friends of the SMU Libraries Grants Committee meets annually to review grant proposals submitted by the libraries. Grants benefit all of the SMU Libraries. The Friends awarded a total of $27,150 for 2016.

See a complete list of all grants awarded in 2016.

Daily Campus Newspaper Digitized

2016 Grant Highlight:
Digitization of Daily Campus Student newspapers

In an effort to make early editions of the campus newspapers available online, Southern Methodist University Archives has initiated a project to digitize these student publications. As of August 2016, all issues from 1915–1970 have been digitized. Plans exist to continue digitization of the SMU student newspapers up to 2000.

Southern Methodist University Student Newspapers, SMU Archives

Library School Scholarship

The Friends of the SMU Libraries/Colophon has established an annual scholarship of $1,000 for SMU library full time staff members and student library employees who wish to become librarians. The Friends established this scholarship in the fall of 1998 and awarded the first scholarship in May 1999.