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 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 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



Thanks to our many leading historians and authors who have agreed to act as judges and evaluate submissions. The very best submissions will be reviewed by our blue ribbon scholarship judges including:


Research Assistance
Research assistance is available from librarians at The Seattle Public Library at all 27 library locations. In addition, The Seattle Public Library is offering two workshops to support students in their research.


11 am - 1 pm Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014
Hugh and Jane Ferguson Room
Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave
Seattle, WA 98104


6 pm - 8 pm Monday, Feb. 10, 2014
Hugh and Jane Ferguson Room
Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave
Seattle, WA 98104


Other resources:
Special Collections at The Seattle Public Library
University of Washington Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project





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