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Scholarship award up to $1500

Scholarship opportunity is currently available for Seward-area students, ages 16 to 21, who have been schooled in or near Seward for at least two years and have their own current library card. Applicants for this scholarship must do more than fill out a form. He or she must also demonstrate how resources in Seward’s library museum ignited a passion for that subject.

Wander the Seward Community Library Museum to seek a subject of interest. Based on that interest, applicants will produce a project, presentation, or document. The scholarship process 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. Scholarship awards range from $50 to $1500.

The winning project(s) will receive up to $1500, dependent on the number of awards given. All other quality, qualifying projects will receive $50.

The deadline for submission is May 1, 2018. Details and an application can be found at (click here). If you have any questions, please contact us by email at .


Since 1978, The Friends of the Seward Library has offered annual Swetmann scholarships. This scholarship is named for Viola Swetmann, founder of the Seward Library.

Seward Community Library Association (SCLA) a/k/a Friends of the Seward Library, is a non-profit organization that exists to enhance literacy in our community by supporting the Seward Community Library services, programs and resources, preserving SCLA historical resources and providing educational opportunities through scholarships and other programs.
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