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University Libraries Student Scholarship: How to Apply

Scholarship Application Steps - 2017-2018 Academic Year

Follow these steps carefully.

1.  Read all the information on this web site.

2.  Read the essay topic at the bottom of this page, and carefully write your essay (at least 600 words, no more than 1000 words).
     See the FAQ for information about "word count."

3.  Prepare and save the following items to submit (see A, B, and, if applicable, C).

A. An Unofficial Transcript  Follow these steps to print/save an unofficial transcript to submit.

  • Log into Flashline, and go to the “Student Dashboard."

  • Find the box labeled “Priority Resources.” You’ll see a link to “View Unofficial Transcript.” Click on that link.

  • For Academic Transcript Options, the default Transcript is “All Levels,” and the default “Transcript Type” is “Advising.” Click “Submit,” and your unofficial transcript will open.

  • To print the entire transcript, right click and then select “Print.”

    • Note: This may not work in every browser; Internet Explorer seems to work the best.

  • The file must be in PDF format to submit.

    • If you are using a browser with the functionality, or have an extension or add-on in your browsers, you may be able to choose "Save as PDF" in some way when printing.

    • If not, you can print the document and bring it to the library, where we can show you how to scan and convert it to PDF format.  

B. Your Essay  Compose this, type it up, and save as PDF format to submit. See essay topic below. 

C. Note  On your application, if you are going to indicate that you are submitting a written personal statement of financial need instead of using FAFSA information to show financial need, then you will need to type and submit that written statement along with documents A & B noted above. In that case you will submit three documents by the deadline below. This document should also be saved in PDF format for final submission. 

4.  Once you have your two (or three) application documents ready, go to the Online Submission Form. The application form will ask you for other biographical information, and give you the ability to upload your documents for different questions. This application must  be completed and submitted by the deadline of March 17, 2017 at 11:59 pm.  Absolutely no late submissions will be accepted.

If you have any questions not answered in the FAQ or anywhere else on these webpages, please contact the University Libraries Dean's Office at 330-672-2962 for additional information. 

Essay Topic

Essay topic for 2017-2018.

How has University Libraries contributed to your success as a student?

Essays are to be at least 600 but not more than 1,000 words. Successful essays will be focused, thoughtful, and free from grammatical and spelling errors. The winning essays will be published, so please do not include sensitive personal information in your essay.