Stimson Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship Competition

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

March 15

Awarded By

The Seattle Public Library Foundation

Award Amount

The first-place winner will receive a $5,000 scholarship, and two second-place winners will each receive a $2,500 scholarship. All awards are non-renewable. Each scholarship prize will be paid directly to the accredited postsecondary institution of higher education that the winner is attending during the upcoming school year.


Three awards offered annually.

Additional Information

All applicants must have their own Seattle Public Library card. Information on obtaining a card is available online at the Seattle Public Library website. A panel of qualified, independent judges will evaluate each qualified story submitted and will select the winners on or around May 31, 2019. The judges will select the most apt, interesting, and original essay based on the following judging criteria: consistency with the overall theme; most compelling subject; most persuasive essay; and overall content of the essay. The Seattle Public Library Foundation's directors and officers, the Seattle Public Library staff involved in the development and administration of the contest, the SPLF's professional advisors, and immediate families of each are not eligible to win any prizes.

Deadline Info

Applications are available online on the Seattle Public Library Foundation (SPLF) website. To enter the competition, each student must write an essay of 1,500 to 2,000 words about an individual or i ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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