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 ISIS. Application and Instructions.

Spring 2022 Deadline – Friday, February 4 by 5:00pm

Catherine Ziegler, Student assistant, Special Collections  – Fall 2021 Winner

Judy Russell, Dean, 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

Arlette Garcia Spring 2021
Sara Husney Fall 2020
Christine Reynolds Spring 2020
Elianne Rodriguez Fall 2019
Megan Kanhai Spring 2019
Bhumi Patel Fall 2018
Harish Balaji Spring 2018
Laura Salinas Duran Fall 2017
Miguel Martinez Spring 2017
Jessica Bergau Fall 2016
Karen Gilmore Spring 2016
Madelyn Houde Fall 2015
Nathan Evens Spring 2015
Arlian Smith Fall 2014
Diego Amaya Spring 2014
Theresa Gordon Fall 2013
Christopher Perez Spring 2013
Daphney Degand Fall 2012
Laura Browning Spring 2012
Kristina Wilson Fall 2011
Michelle Harris Spring 2011
Hypatia Bolivar Fall 2010
Nancy Cooey Spring 2010
Aly Perez Fall 2009
Sara Danker Fall 2008