Libraries Student Scholarships

The Libraries awards several part-scholarships every year to our outstanding student colleagues as part of our efforts to support student success and affordability. Since 2018, we've awarded 60 scholarships of varying amounts to 37 students. For the academic year 2023–24, philanthropic support for the Libraries Student Scholarship Fund has allowed us to support 13 of our talented students with scholarship support worth $47,650 in total.

 
 
This is a cropped image of Nyawira Nyota sporting a dashing smile!
"As a student trying to financially support myself through college, I greatly appreciate all that this scholarship represents."
Nyawira Nyota, recipient of 2022 Libraries Student Scholarship
A wonderful headshot of Tyler Smith with a dashing smile whilst repping NC State merch!
"It takes a lot of stress off me and my parents...it's a blessing, a dream come true."
Tyler Smith, recipient of the first annual Library Leaders Scholarship (now the Warfield Memorial Library Leaders Scholarship)

What type of scholarships are available at the Libraries?

  • Wells Fargo Library Student Scholarship

    The Wells Fargo Library Student Scholarship supports scholarships for outstanding community minded student employees of the NC State University Libraries.

  • Warfield Memorial Library Leaders Scholarship

    The Warfield Memorial Library Leaders Scholarship provides scholarship funding to undergraduate students working at the NC State University Libraries as a way to encourage them to pursue a career in Library Science.

  • Timothy R. Jenney Memorial Libraries Scholarship

    The Timothy R. Jenney Memorial Libraries Scholarship provides need-based scholarships for student employees of the NC State University Libraries. Preference will be given to College of Education undergraduate students who are from the first generation in their family to attend college.

  • Nancy J. Kuivila and W. Robert Maddin Scholarship Endowment

    The Nancy J. Kuivila and W. Robert Maddin Scholarship Endowment provides need-based scholarships for student employees at NC State University Libraries.

  • Lucile Laughinghouse Gabriel Scholarship

    The Lucile Laughinghouse Gabriel Scholarship provides scholarship funding to undergraduate students working at the NC State University Libraries as a way to reduce the financial burden of attending college.

  • Connie C. and Robert D. Shertz Libraries Scholarship

    The Connie C. and Robert D. Shertz Libraries Scholarship provides need-based scholarships for student employees of the NC State University Libraries. Preference is given to students from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and those with a demonstrated interest in pursuing an advanced degree in Library & Information Science.

  • Dale Cousins Scholarship on Behalf of Libraries and Librarians

    The Dale Cousins Scholarship on Behalf of Libraries and Librarians provides need-based scholarships for student employees of the NC State University Libraries.

  • Mark Bailey and Steve Edgerton Libraries Scholarship

    Distributions from the Mark Bailey and Steve Edgerton Libraries Scholarship fund will be used to provide need-based scholarships for student employees of the NC State University Libraries. Preference will be given to students who have worked in the LGBTQ+ community or have interest in LGBTQ+ issues.

  • Boaz-Honeycutt Family Libraries Student Scholarship

    The Boaz-Honeycutt Family Libraries Student Scholarship provides need-based scholarships for student employees of the NC State University Libraries.

  • Libraries Student Scholarship

    The Libraries Student Scholarship supports scholarships for outstanding student employees of the NC State University Libraries.

How can I apply for a scholarship?

Eligibility requirements

Some scholarships have additional requirements, but all applicants for Libraries student scholarships must be:

  • currently employed at the NC State University Libraries,
  • an undergraduate student at NC State University,
  • enrolled in the current academic semester for at least 12 credit hours,
  • in good academic standing with the University.

How to apply

All Libraries student scholarships are applied to through Pack ASSIST, NC State's scholarship application portal. To submit your application:

  1. Navigate to Pack ASSIST.
  2. Select the red Sign In button in the upper right hand corner.
  3. Sign in with your Unity ID and password.
  4. Select the My Applications tab at the top of the page, and fill out the General Application.
  5. Ensure that you complete Question 12 “Student Employment” with information on your Libraries employment status.
  6. Completing the General Application will automatically match you to any Libraries scholarships for which you are eligible for under the “Recommended Opportunities" tab.
  7. Under “Recommended Opportunities” select the "Libraries Student Scholarship" award.
  8. Complete the three Libraries-specific questions to apply and be eligible for all Libraries awards.

If you have been selected for a Libraries scholarship, you will be notified of the award through Pack Assist. The Libraries will notify you separately via your university email.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Please contact David Tully, Librarian for Student Success and Affordability, via dltully@ncsu.edu with questions related to applying for scholarships at the Libraries. 

How can I support Libraries student scholarships?

You can support Libraries student scholarships in a number of ways. Please contact Jeremy Allen, Executive Director of Development, via jnallen4@ncsu.edu to discuss any of these options:

  • Contribute any amount to the general Libraries Student Scholarship Fund which supports the yearly Libraries Student Scholarships,
  • Setup a restricted fund to sponsor a named scholarship for a number of years,
  • Setup a scholarship-specific endowment, which will enable students to benefit from your contribution in perpetuity.