James & Leslie Rutherford Library Student Assistant Scholarship

The University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries is proud to announce the James and Leslie Rutherford Library Student Assistant Scholarship.  This $500 scholarship will be awarded on a semester basis to selected individuals who are employed as student assistants at the Smathers Libraries.

Interested library student assistants should complete the application and essay response and provide a copy of unofficial transcripts from One.UF. Application and Instructions.

Spring 2024 Deadline – Monday, February 12 by 5:00pm

Cheyanne Gilreath (Spring 2024 Winner) with Dean Judy Russell, University Libraries


  • Must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Must be a student assistant currently working in one of the following George A. Smathers Libraries: Architecture and Fine Arts, Education, Marston, Auxiliary Library Facility, Interim Library Facility, Library West, Smathers Library, or one of the Health Science Center Libraries
  • Must have worked at the Smathers Libraries for a minimum of two semesters (not including the current semester) by the time of the award.
  • Must be a full-time student
  • Previous winners are ineligible.
  • Applications must be received by deadline to be considered.

Generously Sponsored by James and Leslie Rutherford

Previous Winners

Sabrina Yeahia Fall 2023
Lismarys Cabrales Spring 2023
Areanna Stowers Fall 2022
Sophia Fodor Spring 2022
Catherine Ziegler Fall 2021
Arlette Garcia Spring 2021
Sarah Husney Fall 2020
Christine Reynolds Spring 2020
Elianne Rodriguez Fall 2019
Megan Kanhai Spring 2019