Edmonds CC Community Read
Edmonds CC Community Read Scholarship
$1,300 Covers Spring Quarter Tuition | For Three Awardees
Apply by 5 p.m., Wed., Jan. 16.
Hard copies: ALD 218 | Electronic copies: email@example.com
Winners announced Feb. 13.
Three scholarships of $1,300 to cover spring quarter tuiton are available to Edmonds Community College students who participate in the book read and complete a project based on it.
Eligibility: All Edmonds Community College students enrolled in a tuition-based program.
- Read Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. Buy a copy at the College Store or borrow a copy from the library.
- Create and complete a project that addresses key themes of the book, using the following guidelines:
--Submissions may undertake any topic related to the book that interests the applicant. Projects that undertake cultural, economic, social, artistic, historical, literary, political, or technological themes are suitable.
--A wide range of project formats will be accepted. Students may write an essay, create a software program, design a visual interpretation, perform a dance or musical interpretation, present a multimedia interpretation, produce a website or undertake a math or science project.
--Preference will be given to projects that demonstrate imagination and creativity. Projects that connect with the local community or with the student's own experiences, whether in this or another country are encouraged. Ethnographic-story collections, photographic essays, and memoirs, for example, serve well as a means of personalizing a project. --The project may result from a course assignment, an extra-credit project, or simply the initiative of a student who wishes to try for an award.
What to include in the application
- A 250 word or less prospectus that:
--Describes the nature of the student’s project (interpretive dance, software program, essay, website, and so forth);
--Explains clearly the project’s connection to Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet;
--Indicates current enrollment in an Edmonds CC developmental English course (if applicable); and
--Indicates by signature whether or not your project can be displayed publicly at Edmonds CC events during the winter quarter (This is encouraged, but not required!).
- A faculty endorsement. Students must obtain a brief written letter of recommendation from a faculty member that endorses the proposed project. Students may gain such an endorsement whether or not they are enrolled in a course that is studying Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet. Endorsement letters may be provided by teaching faculty, library faculty, and faculty associated with the various laboratories. Note: Faculty members who serve on the scholarship award committee may not judge student projects for which they have submitted a written endorsement.