Northshire Bookstore - Open Mind Scholarship

Northshire Bookstore is pleased to announce a new college scholarship award - The Open Mind Scholarship.

The Open Mind Scholarship honors the diversity of thought, feelings, information and perspectives found in books, as well as the power of books to change people’s lives.

Each year Northshire Bookstore will award four college-bound high school seniors scholarships to help pay for college.

Our letter to this year's winners:

"Hello from the Northshire!

Let me start by saying that you and your fellow participants have given me great hope about the future of our country. The essays were fantastic - touching, compelling, well-written. The problem with this is that it made judging the winners excruciating. I enlisted a number of bookstore colleagues to help. Thank you so much for submitting and for reading and for caring about our world. Best of luck in college and beyond!

As a reminder, the bookstore is proving $1,000 to the winners in each state. In Vermont, we had two very generous gentlemen, Tony Whaling and Brian Barefoot, put up another $9,000 to make the pot much bigger. So, without further ado...

The winners:

New York -

  • 1st Place ($1,000) - Carly Smith
    Book: Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Vermont -

Thank you and Keep Reading!

Northshire Manchester Store

Northshire Manchester
4869 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT 05255
ph. 802.362.2200
ph. (toll free) 800.437.3700
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Northshire Saratoga Store

Northshire Saratoga
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
ph. 518.682.4200
ph. (toll free) 855.339.5990
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