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Student Employment: Library Scholarships

This is guide for students who are interested in working at Simpson Library.

Library Scholarships

Library Scholarships

Library scholarships are awarded each academic year during the spring semester. Awards are announced at the Annual Student Assistant Party, usually held in April.  Eligibility, Requirements and information on applying for each award are described below.

Carrol H. Quenzel Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Carrol H. Quenzel, a highly respected librarian at Mary Washington College.  Dr. Quenzel served as Librarian of Trinkle Library from 1943 to 1968.

The Carrol H. Quenzel Memorial Scholarships are awarded each year to rising juniors or seniors who have worked the previous semester or are currently working as Student Assistants in Simpson Libary.

Students interested in this scholarship can self-nominate by sending a letter (addressed to Rosemary Arneson) to their supervisor or to Pauline Jenkins.  The letter must state the student's major, grade point average in their major and their overall grade point average.

Recipients are selected by a review committee made up of members of the library staff.  Names of recipients and value of scholarships will be forwarded to the Office of Financial Aid.  Recipients are announced each year at the Student Awards Ceremony, usually held in April.

Scholarship Name: Carrol H. Quenzel Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility: Rising Juniors or Seniors, must have worked the previous semester or are currently working as a Student Assistant in Simpson Library.

Considerations: Student Assistants who demonstrate excellent work ethic, leadership and initiative.  GPA is also a consideration.

Ruby Y. Weinbrecht Award

This award was established in honor of Ruby Y. Weinbrecht who was the Librarran at Trinkle Library from 1971-1983.  This honor carries with it a cash award.

The Weinbrecht Award recognizes a graduating senior who has shown distinction in academic achievement (3.0-4.0 GPA), has worked at Simpson Library two or more years and is currently working in the Library, and has demonstrated a responsible. professional attitude toward the performance of his/her duties.

Students interested in this award can self-nominate by sending a letter (addressed to Rosemary Arneson) to their supervisor or to Pauline Jenkins.  The letter must state the student's major, grade point average in their major and their overall grade point average.

Recipients are selected by a review committee made up of members of the library staff.  Names of recipients and value of scholarships will be forwarded to the Office of Financial Aid.  Recipients are announced each year at the Student Awards Ceremony, usually held in April.

Scholarship Name: Ruby Y. Weinbrecht Award

Eligibility: Graduating Seniors, must have worked two or more years in the library AND is currently working as a Student Assistant in Simpson Library.

Considerations: Student Assistants who demonstrate responsibility, professionalism and initiative in the performance of their duties.  Students must have a GPA between 3.0-4.0.