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Library Jobs and Scholarships

Library jobs and scholarships for student workers and Graduate Assistants.

Sherrod Library Student Employee Scholarships

Undergraduate students and graduate assistants (GAs) employed by the Sherrod Library for at least one full semester can 

apply for the Undergraduate Student Worker Scholarship or

apply for the Outstanding Graduate Assistant (GA) Scholarship

offered annually in the Spring semester. Each scholarship is funded by the generosity of donors. 

Scholarship Awards​

  • 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

  • an undergraduate | graduate student,  currently enrolled at ETSU, with a current grade point average (GPA) at or above 3.0;
  • employed by Sherrod Library for at least one full semester before applying; and
  • currently employed by the Sherrod Library at the time of the award.

Eligible students may apply for the scholarship every year they work for the library. 

Application Guidelines & Instructions

To apply, a student employee must

  1. Ask their library supervisor to complete the supervisor evaluation form for their scholarship application. (This form link will be sent to all Sherrod Library student employee supervisors by the Sherrod Library Scholarship Committee).
  2. Complete the application form, including a
  • current academic transcript (unofficial transcript or printed copy of online record is acceptable) and a
  • 300-500 word essay, in the form of a Microsoft Word document, addressing the question:
How has working at Sherrod Library affected your work ethic? Please give at least one example, per year you’ve worked here, demonstrating the evolution of your work ethic.
Essays will be evaluated on originality, creativity and enthusiasm as well as quality of writing.

 All  of the items listed above must be submitted before the application will be considered.  


Specific dates for 2019 are:

  • Applications due March 1, 2020
  • Supervisor evaluation forms due March 15, 2020
  • All applicants notified by March 29, 2020.
  • Scholarship winners recognized at the Scholarship Award Celebration in April 2020.

Review Process

  • Scholarship applications will be reviewed by the Sherrod Library Scholarship Committee.  Members of the Committee are appointed by the Dean of University Libraries. 
  • Direct supervisors of student employees will not review applications of their own student employees. 
  • The committee’s recommendations are forwarded to the Dean of the University Libraries who will make the final decision.


Undergraduate Student Worker Scholarship - email Rebecca Tolley

Oustanding Graduate Assistant Scholarship - email Dr. Wendy Doucette

Student Employee Scholarship Award Winners


2018 (from left to right):
Jon Perkins, Pat Van Zandt (Former Dean of University Libraries),Cindy Proffitt (Execuive Aide, Sherrod Library), Celeste Hobbs, Stephen Duncan  


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