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BC Reads Scholarship
The Twelfth Annual BC Reads! Scholarship Awards
2013-2014 Scholarship Rules and Submission Procedures
Scholarships:BC offers individual scholarships in conjunction with our BC Reads! program. There will be two scholarships of $1,000 each. Scholarships will apply to Spring Quarter tuition. One of these is reserved exclusively for submissions from students currently in a developmental English course. (Winning group submissions will result in the award being divided equally among the group members.)
Eligibility:All BC students enrolled for Fall 2013 and Winter 2014, full or part-time in an academic transfer course or a professional/technical program, are invited to apply. An individual applicant may apply for a single scholarship and with a single submission only.
Originality:Preference will be given to those entries that draw original, insightful inferences-whether intuitive or analytical-from the text.
Submissions: Students interested in applying must:
(1) Read The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
(2) Create a presentation that addresses the themes of the book and the problems and possibilities
presented, using the following guidelines:
- A wide range of formats will be accepted: students may write an essay,
create a software program, design a visual interpretation, perform a
dance or musical interpretation, produce a website, for example.
- Preference will be given to those projects that either connect with
the local community or connect with the student's own experiences, whether
in this or another country.
- Submissions may deal with any aspects that interest the applicant:
- ethnographic-story collections,
essays, memoirs, for example.
(3) Obtain an endorsement from a faculty member concerning the suitability of a proposed project.
Students may gain such an endorsement whether or not they happen to be in a course that is studying the
text. 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. Endorsements may be provided by teaching faculty, library
faculty, and faculty associated with the various laboratories. Faculty members may not judge their own
(4) All entries become the property of the Bellevue College Library Media Center unless prior arrangements are made.
Due Date and Submission Requirements:
- The deadline for the scholarship is February 3, 2014. Papers can be submitted as Microsoft Word files and audio-visual projects should be submitted on the appropriate medium.
- Video submissions should be in MP4 format. Content must be original, all sources cited, and should not be published elsewhere (YouTube, etc.). Producing, directing, camera work, and editing must be credited. Use of popular music is discouraged, though it will not disqualify your entry. Actors and interviewees must sign a photographic release form, copies of which are available from the Library Media Center. Officially selected finalists are expected to provide a copy for the library to use for promotional purposes within the BC community.
- To be eligible, entries must be accompanied by:
- a faculty endorsement
- a brief statement by the applicant (100 words or less)
--indicating the nature of the submission (interpretive dance, software
program, essay, website, etc.);
--explaining clearly its connection to The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks;
--indicating current enrollment in a BC developmental English course (if applicable);
--indicating permission as to whether or not the submission can be included in a display during Spring
quarter. (Students' decisions to grant or not to grant permission for display will not affect judging in
- Submissions should be made to the Reference Desk or Circulation Desk in the Library Media Center, D126.
- Winners will be announced on February 17, 2014.
BC Reads! is sponsored by the Library Media Center and in Partnership with the BC Bookstore
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July 3, 2013