Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs recently announced a new college scholarship award. Current high school seniors have from now through the end of the month to enter their submission, and the winner will receive an allotted sum to go towards college.
The Open Mind Scholarship is intended to honor “the diversity of thought, feelings, information, and perspectives found in books, as well as the power to change people’s lives.”
To qualify, students who are high school seniors in New York State need to submit up to one page explaining how a particular book opened them up to a new perspective and how this impacted their life. One student will be awarded $1,000 scholarship to help pay for college.
Submissions are due by March 31st. Simply email the submission to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A similar program is going on at Northshire’s sister store in Vermont for students in that state.