So no snow in my area so here's hoping yours is dry as well.
I received my Seattle Public Library newsletter and wanted to alert readers with high school students about a new scholarship opportunity. It's the Stim Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship. (This is a bequest from the late Stimson Bullitt who supported public libraries.)
High school seniors and undergraduate students who live, work or attend school in Seattle are invited to participate.
The competition asks students to write an essay about an individual or group of individuals from Washington state who have demonstrated civic courage on an issue of importance to the community at great personal, political or professional risk.
Essays must be submitted online between January 2 - February 28, 2014. Winners will be announced in May 2014. Winning essays will be added to the collection in the Hugh and Jane Ferguson Seattle Room at The Seattle Public Library and will be given directly to the participant’s school on their behalf.
1st Place: $5,000 scholarship, 2nd Place: Two $2,500 scholarships, 3rd Place: Three $1,000 scholarships
They have quite the who's who of judges; Sherman Alexie, Timothy Egan, Jon Krakauer and Jonathan Raban. The library is also offering free research assistance with this competition and will host two workshops.
What's on your mind?