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Student Employee Scholarship Funds

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Ann Birnbaum Endowed Libraries Student Employee Scholarship Fund

Gifts invested to provide support for student scholarships or broad-based financial support to Libraries student employees at the discretion of the Dean of the University Libraries, with a preference for the annual Library Student Employee Scholarship program.

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Anne Repass Endowed Student Support Fund

Gifts invested to provide broad-based financial support to Libraries student employees. The donor’s intent is that support be used at the discretion of the Dean of University Libraries, to support student employees who are part of the Library Student Employee Scholarship Program.

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Byron T. Broderick Libraries Student Employee Endowed Scholarship

Gifts invested to provide assistance to University Libraries student employees through the Libraries Student Employee Scholarship Program.

This endowment was established by Lizabeth A. Wilson, Dean of University Libraries from 2001 to 2021, and by her husband, Dean A. Pollack (1952-2018), to honor the generous spirit of their friend Byron T. Broderick (1926-2015).

Byron was born and raised in Iowa. At age 17, he chose to enlist in the United States Army and served his country with the 75th Infantry Division in Europe during WWII. After the war he attended the University of Iowa and earned a degree in European History. Byron moved to New York City after college and lived in his beloved Manhattan for the next 45 years of his life. He began a career at KLM Airlines and in his job traveled extensively in Africa and Southeast Asia. In 1966 Byron decided to leave the world of business for a more meaningful endeavor. He became a teacher at P.S. 161 in Harlem where he taught the 6th-grade. Byron taught there for 25 years and was recognized as an outstanding educator. He mentored hundreds of students and inspired them to reach for greatness in their lives. One of his prize students expressed the impact Byron had upon his life in a TED Blog. After retirement Byron moved to Chicago to be with family.

Byron once said that after witnessing the horrors of war he vowed to focus on the goodness and the beauty in the world for the rest of his life. That resolve was evident in his passion for music, opera, ballet, and theatre. His love of reading and learning and of books and libraries was unbounded. But it was Byron’s devotion to his friends and family and his compassion for all people that made him special. These were the hallmarks of this remarkable man and his well-lived life.

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Carl G. and Silva P. Trautman Libraries Student Employee Endowed Scholarship

Gifts invested to provide assistance to the University Libraries student employees as part of the Libraries Student Employee Scholarship Program.

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Carolee Danz Endowed Scholarship for Student Employees of the Libraries

Gifts invested to provide student scholarships or broad-based financial support to Libraries’ student employees at the discretion of the Dean of University Libraries, with a preference for the annual Library Student Employee Scholarship Program.

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Charles E. Chamberlin Libraries Student Employee Support Fund

Gifts invested in this endowed fund are to provide financial assistance to students who work in the University of Washington Libraries.

Charles Chamberlin (1947–2018) served the University of Washington for over 37 years. His leadership especially in the areas of library facilities, human resources, and budget and financial services enabled the emergence of the UW Libraries as one of a handful of truly innovative and effectively managed research libraries in the world. His influence was great and his legacy is large. To honor his legacy, the Libraries established the Charles E. Chamberlin Libraries Student Employee Scholarship Endowment, which will provide an annual award in Charles’ name to a deserving student working in the Libraries.

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Clifford C. and Margaret M. Norris Libraries Student Employee Scholarship Endowment

Gifts invested to provide assistance to the University Libraries student employees as part of the Libraries Student Employee Scholarship Program.

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Dorothy D. Smith Libraries Student Employee Endowed Scholarship

Gifts invested to provide assistance to the University Libraries student employees as part of the Libraries Student Employee Scholarship Program.

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Hai-Hung Poon Tsou Libraries Student Employee Endowed Scholarship

Gifts invested to provide assistance to the University Libraries student employees as part of the Libraries Student Employee Scholarship Program.

This endowment was established by Judy Tsou, Head of UW Music Library until 2017, and her husband, David Carlson, to honor the pedagogical spirit of Judy’s mother.

Hai-Hung Poon Tsou was an inspiring teacher who mentored many students during her more than 30 years of teaching, mostly in Hong Kong. She taught advanced mathematics in a public high school, where many students came from economically and socially disadvantaged homes and would not have pursued higher education had it not been for her urging and nurturing. Many of these students became successful professors, physicians, engineers, and artists who never forgot their teacher. Even forty to fifty years later, they regularly visited their beloved teacher and expressed gratitude for her mentoring and teaching.

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Libraries Student Employee Endowed Scholarship

Gifts invested to provide assistance to students who work for UW Libraries.

UW Libraries provides work opportunities for students that will transform and sustain their Husky experience and beyond. To them, a scholarship means a world of difference. It means time in pursuit of a degree and less time worrying about how to pay for it. When you give to the Libraries Student Employee Endowed Scholarship Fund, you celebrate our students’ integral role in our user-centered libraries and their potential to change the world.

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Libraries Student Employee Scholarship

Gifts to this fund provide immediately available support to accumulate toward a Libraries Student Employee Scholarship. Scholarship money is directed to a UW student who is employed by UW Libraries to be used for any purpose related to their academic life including tuition, books, materials, or other educational costs.

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Lois Andes Yorks and Kenneth Preston Yorks Libraries Student Employee Endowed Scholarship

Gifts invested to provide assistance to the University Libraries student employees as part of the Libraries Student Employee Scholarship Program.

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Poteet-Schoenberg Library Student Employee Endowed Fund

Gifts invested will provide broad-based direct financial support to student employees at UW Libraries, with a preference for students working in the area of Special Collections and Preservation.

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Sheryl and Mark Stiefel Endowed Student Scholarship Fund

Gifts invested to provide a scholarship to be used to ameliorate tuition fees, allowing Libraries’ student employees to devote their time and energy to their studies.

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The Betty G. Bengtson Libraries Student Employee Endowed Scholarship

Gifts invested to provide assistance to the University Libraries student employees as part of the Libraries Student Employee Scholarship Program.

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The William (Pat) and Wanda Beachell Libraries Student Employee Endowed Scholarship

Gifts invested to provide support for UW Libraries student employees as part of the Libraries Student Employee Scholarship Program.

This endowment was established in 2008 by Paula Walker, Director of Libraries Space Planning at that time, and her husband Ronald B. Walker, to honor Paula’s parents, William “Pat” and Wanda Beachell.

Pat and Wanda were both born and raised in Nebraska. One of seven children, Pat Beachell was raised on a small farm near Grant, Nebraska. Wanda’s father was a school teacher in eastern Nebraska. Pat and Wanda met when they were attending the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Both of them struggled financially to attend college during the Great Depression of the 1930s. They married in 1940. Soon afterwards, Pat enlisted in the Army Air Force and served as an airplane mechanic in Chico, California, where he was stationed during WWII. After the war, Pat began his career with the USDA, with positions in Moscow, Idaho and Portland, Oregon. Wanda worked as a secretary in various positions at the University of Idaho and later the Railroad Administration and the US Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.

They had two daughters, Paula and her sister Eloise. Both daughters were encouraged to go to college and to seek any career that challenged them. Paula and Ron wanted to recognize and honor Paula’s parents by providing scholarship support for student employees of UW Libraries.

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