Stim Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship


Write about civic courage.

Win a $5,000 scholarship.

Who is your local hero?


The Seattle Public Library Foundation is pleased to announce the winners for the 2015 the Stimson Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship Competition. Congratulations to Natalie Quek, Lena Easton-Calabria, and Noah Foster-Koth!

The competition asked 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.

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

Stay tuned for information on the 2016 contest, to be announced later this summer.


Thanks to our many leading historians and authors who agreed to act as judges and evaluate submissions, including our blue ribbon scholarship judges: