The Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship


Kelvin Smith Library is proud to announce the launch of a new scholarship for undergraduate and graduate students: The Student Fellowship Program in Digital Scholarship. This new endowment is one of the first in the nation funded by private donations which provides direct grants and employment to students in the digital scholarship field.

Walter Freedman and Karen Harrison have committed $250,000 to initiate a major new endowment for this fellowship with a challenge to secure the matching funds in the next 3-5 years.

If you are interested in contributing to the matching funds, please contact Christine Klecic, Director of Library Development, by phone at (216) 368-3510 or by email at

Application Process

To apply to the Freedman Student Fellows program for the Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 academic year, please fill out the Google Form: ( with your proposal details. Your proposal should be clear and succinct. Your proposals should be submitted to within the Google form by October 6, 2017. Contact with questions.

Applications Details and Process

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