Frye Institute

What Is the Cost, and Are Scholarships Available?

Frye Institute Cost Information

Tuition for the 2011 Frye Leadership Institute is $5,000. A non-refundable participant fee of $2,500 is due upon acceptance to the Institute.

The cost of the Frye Institute is much greater than the fee any participant will pay because the Institute is heavily subsidized from scholarships and the Institute's sponsors. In addition to the program activities, the following items are provided:

  • Lodging for five nights (Sunday, June 5, through Friday, June 10)
  • Breakfast: five days (Monday, June 6, through Friday, June 10)
  • Lunch: four days (Monday, June 6, through Thursday, June 9)
  • Dinner: two days (Sunday, June 5, and Thursday, June 9)

The costs of transportation to and from the Institute location and for meals not listed above, are the responsibility of the participant. Scholarships are available, and participants are asked to identify their intention to apply for these scholarships in the initial application.

Frye Institute Scholarship Information

Five programs offer scholarships for the Frye Institute. Scholarships will support recipients' travel costs and fees to attend the program. Requests for scholarships will not be a factor in considering or evaluating any application.

Applicants will be asked to indicate on the application form the scholarships for which they are eligible and to write a short (one page maximum) statement of need. The statement should include information about the applicant's background, and demonstrate the applicant's suitability for the scholarship(s) in question. The applicant's letter of support from the President or Chancellor should also address institutional resource needs and the level of support the institution will provide.

The Andrew W. Mellon Liberal Arts College Scholarship Program

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources funding to support the recruitment of individuals from liberal arts and small colleges to attend the Frye Leadership Institute.

The IMLS Leadership Through New Communities of Knowledge Scholarship Program

With generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Council on Library and Information Resources and The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) offer a limited number of scholarships for library staff at small and mid-sized private colleges and universities to attend the Frye Leadership Institute as part of the Leadership Through New Communities of Knowledge program.

The Jane N. Ryland Fellowship Program

Jane N. Ryland, president of CAUSE from 1986 to 1998, recognized the importance of educational programs to support and develop information technology professionals throughout higher education. This EDUCAUSE grant program was established to expand opportunities for information technology professionals to attend EDUCAUSE events, thus helping to build future leaders. Fellowships recognize a combination of past achievement, personal and institutional commitment, potential benefit, and financial need.

The Lorie Edwards Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in memory of Lorie Edwards, a 2005 Frye Fellow who passed away in 2006. The former associate vice president for information technology and deputy chief information officer for the University of South Carolina, Lorie was proud to be the only person in South Carolina ever to be designated as a Frye Fellow and hoped that her participation would enable her to be a change agent for information technology to enhance instruction and research. In honor of Lorie's luminous spirit and many contributions, this scholarship—funded in large part by her Frye classmates from the class of 2005—is meant to assist a woman from a public institution in attending the program.

The Patricia Battin Scholarship Fund

The Patricia Battin Scholarship Fund assists one to two participants per year. It is intended to increase diversity in the participant class and help individuals whose institutions lack funding for such programs. The purpose of the Battin scholarship program is to foster ethnic, racial, and gender diversity, as well as diversity in professional and scholarly background or type of institution.