ProQuest Invites Future Information Professionals to Apply for Annual Scholarship

Roger K. Summit Scholarship applications are due by April 30

Feb 14, 2013, 11:00 ET from ProQuest

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest is seeking applicants for its 2013 Roger K. Summit Scholarship.  Celebrating its 20th anniversary and open to applicants from around the world, the US$5,000 award is given annually to a promising graduate student in library and information sciences. The winner will be announced at the Special Libraries Association's 2013 Annual Conference to be held June 9 – 11 in San Diego, California.  

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"For 20 years, this scholarship has supported the education of students with an interest in electronic information services," said Maria Ziemer, Manager of ProQuest's Graduate Education Program. "We're deeply proud of its legacy of support for aspiring information professionals. Its relevance is more profound each year as our technology environment continues to evolve."

An important element in ProQuest's extensive Graduate Education Program, the Summit Scholarship is named for Dialog founder Roger K. Summit, a pioneer in developing the technology behind online information retrieval.  The scholarship was established in 1993 and continues as part of ProQuest's commitment to support graduate education and engage the next generation of information professionals.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is April 30, 2013. To qualify, candidates must be enrolled in an accredited library or information sciences program. A panel of ProQuest information professionals will select the winner after reviewing academic achievement, interest in digital services and faculty recommendations.

Information and applications are available here.

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ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information.  Key to serious research, the company has forged a 70-year reputation as a gateway to the world's knowledge – from dissertations to governmental and cultural archives to news, in all its forms.  Its role is essential to libraries and other organizations whose missions depend on the management and delivery of complete, trustworthy information.

ProQuest's massive information pool is made accessible in research environments that accelerate productivity, empowering users to discover, create, and share knowledge.

An energetic, fast-growing organization, ProQuest includes the ProQuest®, Bowker®, Dialog®, ebrary®, and Serials Solutions® businesses and notable research tools such as the RefWorks® and Pivot™ services, as well as its Summon® web-scale discovery service.  The company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with offices around the world.