Each year, Knowledge River selects a cohort of Tucson-based students to be Knowledge River Scholars. Knowledge River Scholars receive opportunities for academic support, specialized advising, cohort support, participation in a Tucson-based learning community, mentorship, access to the 144+ Knowledge River alumni, and professional development activities, as well as regular SIRLS services and activities.
Financial aid for Knowledge River Scholars is available for a limited number of KR Scholars. This financial aid comes mainly in the form of Graduate Assistantships, which allow students to gain practical experience in libraries and other information environments..
Knowledge River Scholars graduate with an ALA-accredited MA in Information Resources and Library Science.