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Student employee scholarships

Student Employees of UW Libraries may apply for a $1000 UW Libraries Student Employee Scholarship.

In 2022, 48 employees received scholarships of $1,000 each.

The fine print:

  • Students must be employed in the University of Washington (Seattle, Bothell, Tacoma) Libraries for a minimum of one full academic quarter by the application due date in early January and be employed at the time of the award in early March.

    • UW Press student employees are eligible to apply.

    • Law Library student employees and Cascadia College students are not eligible to apply.

  • Students must be currently enrolled and in good academic standing at the University of Washington (Seattle, Bothell, Tacoma). Seniors who will graduate in March are eligible.

  • Students must not have won the scholarship in a previous year. Students may apply for a scholarship once per year.

  • Application instructions will be sent to Libraries student employees in November. A key component of the application is writing an essay.

Scholarship recipients on working for the Libraries and Press

“My experience working at the UW Bothell and Cascadia Campus Library, interacting with diverse library users, has taught me to be proactive in helping people from all backgrounds, putting myself in others’ shoes, to make sure my aid fits their needs. This skill has helped me to, one day, not only become a better physician, but also a better human.”

Johana Montoya
UW Bothell and Cascadia College Campus Library
2022 Scholarship Recipient, Friends of the UW Libraries Scholarship
Senior, Bachelor of Science in Biology

“Working for the UW Libraries has been more than just a job. It has become a place for adaptability, innovation, and growth.”

Adeline Ellison
Branch Operations Services
2022 Scholarship Recipient, Byron T. Broderick Endowed Scholarship
Senior, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science – Political Economy