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Undergraduate students and graduate assistants (GAs) employed by the Sherrod Library for at least one semester can
offered annually in the Spring semester. Each scholarship is funded by the generosity of donors.
Each scholarship award is $500 for one semester and is directly deposited into the student's account using their payroll ID.
Scholarship winners are expected to attend the Scholarship Award Celebration in April to accept their award.
Scholarship winners agree to allow their essay and likeness to be used in library publicity about the scholarship program.
To be eligible for a scholarship, the student employee must be
Eligible students may apply for the scholarship every year they work for the library.
To apply, a student employee must
All of the items listed above must be submitted before the application will be considered.
Specific dates for 2018 are:
Undergraduate Student Worker Scholarship - email Rebecca Tolley<email@example.com>
Oustanding Graduate Assistant Scholarship - email Dr. Wendy Doucette<firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Sherrod Library Graduate Student Scholarship for Excellence in Research recognizes graduate students who demonstrate research acumen and a successful, strategic search strategy in utilizing library resources to conduct research during graduate coursework. A $500 scholarship will be granted to the recipient of this award given once annually during the Fall semester.
Applicants must be
All graduate coursework prior to capstone, thesis or dissertation is eligible. Chapters or sections of capstone, thesis, or dissertation will not be considered.
A graduate student may ask faculty to nominate their research paper for this scholarship. Alternatively, faculty may begin the nomination process yourself by nominating a student’s paper for this award. Sherrod Library honors and respects the communication process between instructors and students and will not will not act as intermediary for this application in any way. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Papers submitted from Fall through the Summer semester will be eligible for the scholarship given the next Fall semester. For example, papers submitted from Fall 2017 through Summer 2018 will be eligible for the scholarship given in Fall 2018. Nominations for this scholarship are accepted on a rolling basis.
Application for this scholarship can be started either by student application or faculty nomination:
Student application form is routed to the faculty contact to complete the faculty nomination portion.
Faculty nomination form is routed to the student to complete the student application portion.
An application form must have both student and faculty portions completed to be submitted for consideration.
Communication between student and faculty outside the form submission process is encouraged to avoid complications.
Once submitted online, applications cannot be edited. For the Fall 2018 scholarship, complete applications must be submitted by September 30, 2018. The recipient of the scholarship and the nominating faculty member will be notified by November 30, 2018. The recipient will be recognized within Sherrod Library and at the School of Graduate Studies Awards Ceremony and Reception.
A panel composed of library faculty and staff will judge entries that meet the criteria listed in the Overview above. The 300-500-word essay should address the following and must reference concrete examples of these applications in the nominated work. Describe your
This thoughtful essay on which you describing your research techniques and reflect on your evolution and process of locating and applying academic research will be given the most weight in the judging process. Essays will be compared against the final version of the paper submitted by the instructor to verify that the resources referenced by the student are evident within the work.
2016 (from left to right):
Matthew Baptist, Jasmine Taylor Seal, Brittany Risner, Christopher Harr
2015 (from left to right):
Rebecca Cox, Zachary Peck, and Adam Timbs
2014 (from left to right):
Shannon Reed, Rachel Taylor, Amberly Rogers