Write about civic courage.
Win a $5,000 scholarship.
Who is your local hero?
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 – March 31, 2015. Winners will be announced in May 2015. 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
Thanks to our many leading historians and authors who have agreed to act as judges and evaluate submissions, including our blue ribbon scholarship judges:
Research assistance is available from librarians at The Seattle Public Library at all 27 library locations.