Apply for Reaching Those Who Served

Are you a military veteran? Do you have a bachelor’s degree? Please apply!

Reaching Those Who Served is seeking applications from military veterans of the U.S. armed services, reserves, or National Guard who:

  1. Intend to pursue a career in information studies
  2. Agree to participate in interviews related to the project and its impact
  3. Will satisfactorily complete courses funded through the project
  4. Agree to participate in an exit interview

Scholarships are available for 12 students to make substantial progress in completing a master’s degree through one of three American Library Association (ALA) accredited programs: the School of Information at The University of Texas at Austin, the School of Information at San José State University, or the Library and Information Science Program at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.

Students will be immersed in academic programs that not only stress information studies through their required and elective coursework, but also provide students with socialization in these fields.

Join Us

No special application is needed. Follow the general admissions process that all students follow in applying to UT Austin, San José State University, or UH Mānoa.

Please email Dr. Loriene Roy for participation in Reaching Those Who Served.

Career Potential

Graduates from the master’s degree programs might seek careers in a broad range of information professions, including:

  • Librarianship
  • Information Architecture
  • Knowledge Management
  • Web Development
  • User Experience (UX) Design
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Curation & Digital Preservation
  • Interactive Design
  • Health Informatics


University Application Processes

Participants of Reaching Those Who Served must complete the application process for the university of their choice.

  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)

  • Apply Online
  • One Washington Square
    San José, CA 95192

    Contact: Dr. Sandy Hirsh
    or Dr. Linda Main

    Application includes

    • Application form
    • Official college transcripts
    • $55 application fee (contact veterans’ service office to apply for a fee waiver)

    Application Deadlines

    Fall       May 1st
    Spring     December 1st

  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLISc)

  • Apply Online
  • Graduate Admissions Office
    University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
    2540 Maile Way,
    Spalding Hall 354
    Honolulu, HI 96822

    Contact: Dr. Rich Gazan

    Application includes

    • Application form
    • Official college transcripts
    • GRE scores (optional)
    • $100 application fee
    • Statement of objectives
    • 2 Recommendation forms
    • Resume (optional)

    Application Deadlines

    Fall       April 1st
    Spring     November 1st