Carpenter Library Community Engagement & Giving

There are three Library-based scholarship opportunities for which UNF students may apply:

Dr. Carolyn Williams Student Assistant Award


Student 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 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 with support from the 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 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

The purpose of this fund is to support scholarship opportunities for students who have an interest in majoring in STEM 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.

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GOAL: Ongoing