The Seattle Public Library Foundation is pleased to host 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. Applicants must reside, attend school or work in Seattle, be 13 years or older, have an active Seattle Public Library card, and be a current high school senior or undergraduate enrolled at a two or four year college.
Stimson Bullitt was a lawyer, decorated soldier, outdoorsman, civil rights activist, developer, philanthropist, broadcaster, environmentalist, and community leader. He believed that courageous civic leadership could improve the lives of people in our community both now and in the future. The Stimson Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship Competition is designed to engage students in consideration of the idea of civic courage by writing an essay of between 1,500 and 2,000 words about an individual or group of individuals in Washington State who demonstrated civic courage on an issue of importance to the community.