The Ann W. and Emanuel D. Rudolph Student Book Awards

Ann and Emanuel Rudolph were avid book collectors. In their lifetimes they collected over 53,000 volumes which they catalogued and preserved in their homes. They also enjoyed sharing their collection with countless students and book lovers. Dr. Rudolph was a professor of plant biology at The Ohio State University for many years, and his wife, Ann, was a librarian with Battelle Memorial Institute. The Rudolph’s generosity established an endowment to provide a scholarship to encourage young people to develop an interest in books and to pursue collections of their own. From this endowment, awards are provided to students based upon an essay related to their interest in collecting and preserving books.

Winners 2016

Undergraduate division:                                                                                                                          

First Place – Levi Palmer

Graduate division:

First Place – Sara Halpern

Both winners will receive $1,500