The Seattle Public Library Foundation is pleased to announce the Stimson Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship Competition. 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 1 and March 15, 2016. Winners will be announced in early June 2016. The winning essays will be added to the collection in the Hugh and Jane Ferguson Seattle Room at The Seattle Public Library.
1st Place: $5,000 scholarship
2nd Place: Two $2,500 scholarships
Participants are invited to submit an essay about an individual or identifiable group of individuals in Washington state who demonstrated civic courage on an issue of importance to the community. Essays must be submitted online between January 1 – March 15, 2016. Submissions will not be accepted after March 15, 2016.
- Participants must be at least 13 years of age.
- Participants must live, work or attend school in Seattle. Students who live in Seattle and attend college outside the area are eligible to participate.
- Participants must be high school seniors or be enrolled (or have been accepted for enrollment no later than October 1, 2016) as an undergraduate student in an accredited two-or four-year college, technical school or university for the 2016-17 school year.
- Participants must have their own Seattle Public Library card. Get a card.