2023 Scholarship recipient Eto Mmele, graduate of North High School, Des Moines
"The staff at the library were incredibly helpful and supportive, providing me with any assistance I needed and ensuring that I had everything I needed to succeed (during COVID-19 lockdown). The library also provides me with a sense of community and belonging."
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 CLOSED. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE FRIENDS JULY MEMBERSHIP MEETING
Apply Online: 2023 Scholarship Application
Application Deadline: May 31, 2023
Applications that are incomplete, inaccurate, or received after the deadline will not be considered.
To qualify for the scholarship, the applicant must be a high school senior graduating during the 2022-2023 school year.
Each applicant will be considered for the scholarship based on the following:
Completed application form
Reflective essay (minimum 250 words)
Reflective Essay: The applicant will 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?
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 June 30, 2023. 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.