University at Albany

Scholarships, Awards & Prizes:

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Friends of the Libraries Student Service Excellence Award
Established in 1992 by the Friends of the Libraries to recognize the valuable contributions student assistants make to Albany's Libraries, this fund is used to award prizes annually to selected student assistants in the University Libraries who have contributed outstandingly to the Libraries while maintaining solid academic records.

Alice Hastings Murphy Scholarship
Created by the Friends of the Libraries to honor Library Director Emeritus Alice Hastings Murphy, Director of Libraries from 1956 to 1970, this scholarship was created to provide for student library employees and full-time library staff members who want to become librarians.

Martha Caroline Pritchard Award
Established in 1998 by Miriam Snow Mathes ’26, to honor the memory of Martha Caroline Pritchard, the first Director of the University at Albany’s Library School, recipients of the Pritchard Award must be Library/Information Science students working in the University Libraries and partners with a member of the Library faculty working on a project or new initiative that leads to an improvement in the services of the University Libraries.

Anna Radkowski-Lee Graduate Student Endowment

Established by Roman Grygorcewicz in memory of his sister, Anna, this fund provides financial/tuition support for graduate assistants working in the University Libraries. The recipient(s) must be in good academic standing, and should demonstrate a passion and interest in working within the library and information sciences field.  Anna Radkowski-Lee, who served as the Library Personnel Officer at the University at Albany, worked with many of the graduate student employees in the Libraries.