Common Theme and Community Read

2015-16 Edmonds CC Community Read Scholarship Application

Two $1,300 and several smaller scholarships (to be used toward Spring quarter tuition) will be awarded in February 2016!

Each year, the Edmonds Community College Foundation sponsors the scholarship program in connection with Edmonds CC Community Read. The text chosen for the 2015-16 Edmonds CC Community Read is Early Warming: Crisis and Response in the Climate-Changed North by Nancy Lord. Two $1,300 scholarships and several smaller scholarships (to be used toward Spring quarter tuition) will be awarded in February 2016.

Eligibility for Edmonds CC Community Read Scholarship

All Edmonds Community College students enrolled in tuition based programs are eligible to apply for this scholarship. This includes full-time students, part-time students, international students, online students, and Running Start students. Running Start students are not eligible for the full ($1,300) scholarship amount, but are eligible for the smaller scholarships (amount to be determined).

Students must have read the book Early Warming: Crisis and Response in the Climate-Changed North in order to apply. Copies of the book are available free of charge at the Edmonds CC Bookstore, Library, and directly from Ksenia Koon (ksenia.koon@edcc.edu).

Scholarship Application Deadline

The scholarship application deadline is February 8, 2016 at 4 p.m. Applications and accompanying projects can be turned in to Clearview 122. Any questions about the scholarship application process should be addressed to Ksenia Koon at ksenia.koon@email.edcc.edu or 206.940.2537. Scholarship winners will be announced by February 19, 2016.

Scholarship Application Requirements

To apply for a scholarship, students are asked to read the selected book and submit the following:

  1. An application cover sheet which includes:

    Your name
    Your phone number
    Your email
    The title of your application
    Name of your faculty endorsement
    Description of enrollment status (e.g. full-time, part-time student, Running Start, etc.)

  2. Proof of enrollment at Edmonds CC in a tuition based program (this can include a copy of your winter quarter schedule). Applicants may be full-time students, part-time students, international students, online students, and/or Running Start students.

  3. A project addressing any of the themes of the book Early Warming: Crisis and Response in the Climate-Changed North by Nancy Lord. Projects may relate to any topic discussed in the book that interests the applicant. Projects that undertake cultural, economic, social, artistic, historical, literary, political, scientific or technological themes are suitable. A wide range of project formats will be accepted. For example, students may write an essay, design a visual display, perform a dance or musical interpretation, present a multimedia interpretation, produce a website, etc. 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.

  4. A 500-800 word reflective essay which describes the project's connection to the text and the student's process in creating that project. The applicant should also connect the project to one of the College's Values and explain this connection. The College Values are:

    Collaboration and communication
    Responsibility and accountability
    Innovation and creativity
    Diversity, respect and inclusion

  5. A faculty endorsement letter. This letter should be submitted in hard copy or as an email by any Edmonds CC faculty member who is familiar with the student and his/her work on the scholarship application. Students may gain such an endorsement whether or not they are enrolled in a course that is studying Early Warming: Crisis and Response in the Climate-Changed North. Note: Faculty members who serve on the scholarship award committee may not judge student projects for which they have submitted a written letter of recommendation.

Questions

Please see the rubric for information on scoring of the applications. For any questions on this scholarship or application process, please contact ACCE Director Ksenia Koon at ksenia.koon@email.edcc.edu or 206.940.2537. 


Application due Feb. 8, 2016, 4 p.m.

Hard copies and projects: CLA 122
Electronic copies: ksenia.koon@edcc.edu


Resource Guide

The Resource Guide for the Community Read is now available. We hope you find this useful! Also, check out the display in the library!