ZSR Student Employee Scholarships

Winners of the ZSR Student Employee Scholarships

About the Scholarships

ZSR is driven by the same spirit as every other academic unit at Wake Forest: an obligation to make our University accessible to as many people as possible. For that reason, ZSR is proud to announce the first scholarship program in Wake Forest history specifically benefiting the students who work in the library.

Thanks to an initiative launched by the ZSR Library Board of Visitors, ZSR Library will award $2,500 scholarships to library student workers each academic year.


To be eligible, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a full-time student
  • Demonstrate strong academic performance
  • Be in good standing with the University
  • Be an hourly student worker for ZSR Library, undergraduate students preferred
  • Intend to work at ZSR the following academic year
  • Show outstanding service to the Library and campus community

For ZSR Student Employees

Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are closed. Please check back for information on the application process.

Awards are made for a single academic year; however those individuals awarded scholarships will be eligible to apply for scholarships in future years if they continue to meet the scholarship criteria.

For Interested Donors

Fundraising for this initiative continues and our goal is to offer ten scholarships for the next academic year. If you would like to support this initiative to assist current WFU students in continuing their education while working in ZSR, you can safely make a gift online.

Support the ZSR Scholarships

Your Support Will Make a Difference

  • ZSR hires an average of 75 student employees every year
  • An average of 80% of library student employees are on need-based financial aid
  • Scholarship awards would reduce student loans and make WFU more affordable
  • Great tool to reward and retain excellent student employees
  • Reduce student workers’ stress and anxiety that may result from having to cope with financial concerns
  • Help with student retention as well as student employee retention
  • A new way ZSR can support our students!

To learn more about this initiative, please see this ZSR Student Employee Scholarships brochure.