Scholarship

2021 Scholarship winner Stella Clark

The Friends of the Franklin Avenue Library, a 501(c)(3) organization supporting the Franklin Avenue Library, has established an annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000.

Application Deadline: 2021 Scholarship applications are no longer being accepted.

Applications that are incomplete, inaccurate, or received after the deadline will not be considered.

Scholarship Eligibility:

To qualify for the scholarship, the applicant must be a high school senior graduating during the 2020-2021 school year.

Selection Considerations:

Each applicant will be considered for the scholarship based on the following:

  • Completed application form

  • Letter to an author (minimum 500 words)

  • Reflective essay (minimum 250 words)

Letter to an Author: The applicant will submit an original, non-published, typed, double-spaced letter to an author from the present or the past explaining how that author’s work – a book, short story, poem, or speech (fiction or nonfiction) – changed or impacted the reader’s view of self or the world. The applicant will respond to the work read by exploring the personal relationship between the reader, the author, and the work's characters or themes by using details from the work itself.

Reflective Essay: The applicant will also submit an original, non-published, typed, double-spaced essay on this topic: How has the Franklin Avenue Library or libraries in general helped you achieve your academic goals and influenced or impacted your personal life?

Scholarship Details:

  • Selection of the scholarship will be at the sole discretion of the Friends of the Franklin Avenue Library Board of Directors.

  • Students whose parents or grandparents are current members of the Friends of the Franklin Avenue Library Board of Directors are not eligible to apply.

  • The scholarship award will be deposited directly with the college/university.

Awards Ceremony: The recipient of the scholarship will be notified by July 8, 2021. The recipient will also be announced on the Friends of the Franklin Avenue Library website and Facebook page as well as various library publications. The Friends of the Franklin Avenue Library Board of Directors will award the education scholarship at a Friends of the Franklin Avenue Library membership meeting; location and date to be announced.