Seward, AK (March 18, 2016) – The Friends of the Seward Library Museum is currently accepting applications for the annual Swetmann Scholarship. This scholarship opportunity is available to Seward-area students, between the ages of 16-21, who have been schooled in the Seward area for at least two years and carry a current library card.
Applicants are invited to “wander the Seward Community Library Museum to identify a passion or subject of interest that they would like to render into an original project that is created solely for this scholarship application.” The project is intended to elicit the applicant’s connection to Seward’s unique history and resources through creative, personal expression. Projects are scored based on the number of resources cited, the depth of exploration, originality, clarity, and technical accuracy.
The winning project will receive up to $1,500, dependent on the number of awards given. All other qualifying and quality projects will receive $50. The deadline for submission is May 1, 2016. Details and an application can be found at www.friendsofthesclm.org. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 1978, the Friends of the Seward Community Library has offered college scholarships to Seward area youth pursuing academic education or vocational training after high school. The scholarship is named for Viola Swetmann, founder of the Seward Library.
The mission of the Seward Community Library Association, a.k.a. The Friends of the Seward Library, is to support and enhance literacy in our community, provide educational opportunities through scholarships and other programs, support library functions, and encourage community-wide involvement in cultural activities for all ages. For additional information, please visit www.friendsofscla.org.
Long time Alaskan Chuck Sassara will be in Seward, Alaska, March 11 & 12 at the Library Museum located at 239 6th Avenue. Two sessions have been arranged for this historic Alaskan pilot, former Legislator and now author to come to Seward. Chuck will be at the Seward Museum, Friday night, March 11, 2016, during a special time set just for members of the two associations that are co-hosting. Starting at 5:30 p.m. in the museum at the round table, members only will hear Chuck's stories and be able to ask questions. A book signing will follow with light refreshments.
Saturday afternoon, March 12th at 2 p.m. the public is invited to come to the Seward Library Museum to sit by the windows upstairs and have stories told with a Q & A time with book signing following and light refreshments provided.
Are you a member of RBHS (Resurrection Bay Historical Society) or SCLA (Seward Community Library Association) a.k.a Friends of the Seward Library? Memberships can be renewed or started at the door for Friday night special 'Members Only' event! Saturday is open to public, and is appropriate for all ages, especially seniors/elders that may remember Chuck Sassara!
Come join us for a fun evening and afternoon with Chuck Sassara and his new book, Chuck Sassara's Alaska; Propellers, Politics & People!
Friends of the Seward Library Board & RBHS Board