Grants and Scholarships

Grants and Scholarships

2017 Grants

The Friends of the SMU Libraries Grants Committee met on April 27, 2017 to review grant proposals submitted by the libraries.  The committee was chaired by President Stephanie Amsel and included Lou Bauman, Karen Blumenthal, Donna Cotter, Janis Knott and Amy Polley.  Amy Carver was ex-officio.  The following grants were approved by the committee:


Fondren Library Center
Renovation project (pledge payment)


G. William Jones Film and Media Collection at the Hamon Arts Library
Magnetic sound reader for archive-level film scanner


Fondren Library Center
Additional furniture for the Caren Prothro Learning Commons


Hawn Gallery at the Hamon Arts Library
One exhibition for 2017-2018


Hamon Arts Library, Bywaters Special Collections Wing
Matte and frame works of art on paper by Texas artist and former SMU student James Brooks


SMU Archives
Continued digitization of the Daily Campus student newspaper


Business Library
Four portable mini-projectors for Group Presentations Rooms


Norwick Center for Digital Solutions
Purchase components for a digital preservation processing station

Amount of grants: $52,826

Grants approved for yearly distribution:


Central University Libraries
Assist in funding the production of the CUL annual report publication.


Library School Scholarship Award
This year's scholarship recipient is Odette De Jesús Martí


SMU Libraries
Support the Effective Use of Information Technology Staff Award


SMU Libraries
Support the Continuing Excellence Staff Award

TOTAL of all 2017 grants: $58,826