Dialog Invites Future Information Professionals to Apply for Annual Scholarship

Roger K. Summit Scholarship applications are due by April 30

Dialog, part of the ProQuest family of businesses, is seeking applicants for its 2011 Roger K. Summit Scholarship. 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. Dialog is a leader in online information services for professional searchers.

“The Summit Scholarship is part of Dialog’s and ProQuest’s commitment to support graduate education and engage the next generation of information professionals,” said Libby Trudell, Dialog Vice President, Market Development. “Preparing students to compete in tomorrow’s information environment is fulfilling and, consistently, as we review applications we’re delighted with the insight we gain into the innovative thinking that will shape our industry.”

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is April 30, 2011. To qualify, candidates must be enrolled in an accredited library or information sciences program. A panel of information professionals will select the winner after reviewing academic achievement, interest in electronic information services and faculty recommendations.

The Roger K. Summit Scholarship is named in honor of Dialog founder and Chairman Emeritus Roger K. Summit, a pioneer in developing the technology behind online information retrieval. Since 1993, Dialog has presented 26 scholarships. This year’s winner will be announced at the Special Libraries Association’s 2011 Annual Conference to be held June 12-15 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the U.S. Applications are available at http://gep.dialog.com/scholarship/application.shtml.

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