Mildred Semmons Scholarship
School of Information Science
Level: 
Graduate
Freshman only: 
No
Major: 
LIS - Library and Information Science
This scholarship honors Mildred Semmons, the first director of Library Science at the University of Kentucky. This scholarship fund was established through a bequest from her estate in 1969. Miss Semmons came to UK in 1930 to teach courses in library science that had been taught by Margaret I. King. These courses were offered in the Department of English. She was named head of a new library science unit in 1935 and remained in that position until 1944, when she retired. Mrs. Semmons died in 1965 at the age of 76.