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AWPL Foundation 2014 College Scholarship Competition

college scholarshipThis just in! The Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation has announced this year’s essay topic for their annual college scholarship competition. Three $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who reside in the Warwick Valley School District. Read on for the details or click this link for a downloadable version: AWPL Foundation Scholarship 2014

“For the eighth consecutive year, the Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation is offering college scholarships to be awarded in a writing competition. Applicants will submit an essay, not to exceed 2,000 words in length, on the following topic: “If I were a wealthy philanthropist, how I might give to benefit my community.”

Submissions will be judged on the basis of responsiveness to the topic, overall literacy and grammatical accuracy, relevance to current events and/or community concerns in the Warwick area, and other criteria as the judges think appropriate. Authors of the three essays judged to be the best of those submitted will each receive $1,000 toward the cost of college tuition, paid directly to their college.

Any high school senior who resides in the Warwick Valley Central School District is welcome to participate. The student need not be enrolled in Warwick Valley High School.

Essays are due to the Library by 5:00pm, April 19, 2014. Students should bring six (6) printed copies of the essay, together with a cover sheet showing his/her name, mailing address, phone number and email address to the Circulation Desk. The essay must not contain any information that identifies the writer; judges will not know who wrote each essay. To ensure fairness to all applicants, the April 19th deadline is firm and final.

The three scholarships will be awarded in early May by Foundation member Glenn P. Dickes and Susan D. Dickes, who have sponsored two scholarships since the competition’s inception in 2007, and by Carol Hope Arber, who added a third award in 2012. Both the Foundation and Library deeply appreciate their generosity.”

 

 

Upcoming College Programs at AWPL

Hello seniors! (And some of you juniors!) We have several upcoming college preparation programs coming up in the next few months. Check them out!

 

How to Write an Outstanding College Application Essay

Sept. 23rd, 6:30 to 7:30pm

Jill Mante will share tips and tricks for writing your best college application essay in this one hour lecture. This is great preparation for the one-on-one session!

 

College Application Essay One-on-One Help

Sept. 30th, Call Help Desk for Appointment at (845) 986-1047 ext. 3

Get one-on-one help with your college application essay! Jill Mante will be on hand to help you shape your essay. You must come prepared with a rough draft.

 

Now You Tell Me! 12 College Students Give the Best Advice They Never Got

Book Signing with Anya Settle

Oct. 8, 6pm to 8pm

Get insider tips from someone with experience! Warwick graduate and author Anya Settle (class of 2008) will sign copies and discuss her new book, Now You Tell Me! 12 College Students Give the Advice They Never Got. Open to students and parents.

 

College Application Boot Camp

Oct. 16th, 6pm to 8pm

Finish your college application in one session! Joshua Marber will lead you through the whole process in one shot!

 

Choosing the Right College

October 30th 6pm to 8pm

Admissions councilor Joshua Marber will show you how to begin your search for the right college for you. Get tips on making the most of your college visits and more! Open to teens and parents.