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HWS Partners with Syracuse U for Grad Student Scholarships

A new partnership offers 2020 Hobart and William Smith graduates a 50 percent tuition award to pursue graduate and certificate programs at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (iSchool).

Members of the Classes of 2020 who are admitted to iSchool’s campus-based programs for enrollment in the fall 2020 or spring 2021 will receive half off tuition for the duration of the master’s or certificate program. There are no pre-requisites and the iSchool has waived GRE requirements and application fees for HWS graduates.

Molly Naef ’16, a recruitment specialist at the iSchool currently pursuing her master’s degree in library and information science, helped establish the partnership with HWS following the alum call to action made this spring by Chair of the HWS Board of Trustees Thomas S. Bozzuto ’68, L.H.D. ’18 and Chair Elect Craig R. Stine ’81, P’17.

“We know that many exceptional graduates are entering a challenging job market and may be eager to use their time to build their knowledge and skills to be more competitive. Whether it is healthcare, politics, finance or education, every industry and profession needs workers with enhanced information skills,” Naef wrote to recent graduates. “The iSchool seeks to attract HWS students, known for their strong communication and critical thinking skills, to join one of our master’s or certificates of advanced studies programs this academic year.”

To learn more, attend an information session for HWS graduates only on Thursday, June 18 at 4 p.m.

Syracuse iSchool’s programs are taught by faculty with a wide range of expertise including business, technology, psychology, anthropology, communications, health informatics and computer science. The programs, which combine courses in technology, policy, communications and management, include:

Masters of Science in Applied Data Science (36 credit hour)

Masters of Science in Enterprise Data Systems (36 credit hour)

Masters of Science in Information Management (42 credit hour)

Masters of Science in Library and Information Science (36 credit hour)

Certificate of Advanced Study in Data Science (15 credit hour)

Certificate of Advanced Study in Information Security Management (15 credit hour)

Certificate of Advanced Study in Information Technology Management (15 credit hour)

The application deadline for the fall 2020 semester is June 30, 2020. The spring 2021 deadline is Oct. 15, 2020.