Grants and Scholarships

Grants and Scholarships

2018 Grants

The Friends of the SMU Libraries Grants Committee met on April 30, 2018 to review grant proposals submitted by the libraries.  The committee was chaired by President Stephanie Amsel and included Karen Blumenthal, Donna Cotter and Janis Knott.  Amy Carver was ex-officio.  The following grants were approved by the committee:


$2,000 Bridwell Library
To support the purchase of Spanish Embroidered Binding – Novena a la serafica Santa Teresa de Jesus, madre y fundadora de la Sagrada Orden Reformada de Carmelitas Descalzas, y Descalzos. Por un devote de la Santa Madre. Zaragoza: por Juan Ibañez

$2,000 Business Library
For the purchase of a digital monitor for the quiet study area

$2,000 G. William Jones Film and Video Collection at the Hamon Arts Library 
For ongoing film repair and digitization equipment

$2,000 SMU Archives
Continue digitizing the Daily Campus student newspaper

$1,377 Fondren Library 
For the purchase Pico Projectors and accessories for the Fondren Library Technology Lending Program.

$1,100 Norwick Center for Digital Services (nCDS) 
Purchase components for a digital preservation processing station

$1,000 Underwood Law Library
For the purchase of display materials for library exhibits of items from their rare book collection.

$400 G. William Jones Film and Video Collection at the Hamon Arts Library 
For an opening exhibition reception.

Amount of grants: $11,877

Grants approved for yearly distribution:

$1,000 Library School Scholarship Award
This year's scholarship recipient is Kimberly Hunter from Bridwell Library.

TOTAL of all 2017 grants: $12,877