Awards and Scholarships for Students

The library provides scholarships to support the students of the University of North Florida.

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Dr. Carolyn Williams Student Assistant Award


Portrait of Dr. Carolyn WilliamsStudent assistants play a critical role in library staffing, serving library users and supporting internal processes across the Library. Through part-time employment, students build lifelong skills and help cover the costs of their UNF education. This $250 award is intended to reward top performing student assistants who demonstrate excellent service and commitment to the Library and its mission. The award is provided through the Dr. Carolyn Williams Library Student Assistant Fund, established upon her passing with support from our Library Dean’s Leadership Council to honor Dr. Williams’ memory and contributions to the Library.

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Dr. Edna L. Saffy Library Scholarship

Dr. Edna Saffy with Casey KasemThe purpose of the Dr. Edna L. Saffy Library Scholarship, value $1,000, is to provide support for a student with an academic interest in women’s history.  Preference will be given to students with an interest in (ascending order of priority) American Women’s History, Florida Women’s History, Jacksonville Women’s History, and/or Dr. Edna Saffy’s contribution to Women’s History.

Dr. Edna L. Saffy was a professor, human rights activist and founder of NOW chapters in Jacksonville and Gainesville. She was active in city, county, state and national political causes.  As Gloria Steinem said of her, "Edna always makes it happen."

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Library Dean's Leadership Council Scholarship (2016-2019)

Dean's Leadership Council giving scholarship to studentThe purpose of this fund is to support scholarship opportunities for students who have an interest in majoring in STEAM-related programs such as Computer and Information Sciences, Engineering or Mathematics, with preference given to students working in the Carpenter Library and/or who are involved in community service. The scholarship has a value of $1,000. Up to two scholarships may be given per academic year, with the funds distributed in $500 increments over the fall and spring semesters.​

The Library Dean’s Leadership Council Scholarship was established in 2015 with support from the Dean’s Leadership Council.  It is an annual scholarship and may grow into an endowed scholarship fund to last in perpetuity.

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