The SCC Library Scholarship in honor of Patricia Rena' Barnes

The purpose of this scholarship is to support students who are African-American single parents and have a love of learning and appreciate the endless resources at our libraries. Student must:

  • Have financial need
  • Identify as African-American
  • Be a single parent
  • Plan to attend and enroll in Seattle Central College full-time (12 or more credits) for the academic year the award is granted.

Supplemental Questions
  1. How often do you visit a library?
  2. A Seattle Central student named Patricia Barnes embodies what we believe to be at the heart of our library: a commitment to lifelong learning and the free and open exchange of ideas. On any given day of her four years at Central, Patricia could be found in the library studying, learning, and processing information she had encountered in various places at the college. Patricia understands the power of the library as a learning resource; she never hesitates to engage with a reference librarian or fellow student to clarify ideas, connect with information, or be inspired. Through engagements in the library, Patricia encountered new and different ideas that challenged her intellectually, and she met each challenge with an open and honest mind. The library was a critical part of Patricia’s growth and success as a student, and Patricia’s presence in the library always made it a better place to be. In your academic experiences or your personal life, have you connected with a library in a similar way (this could be your school library or a public library)? If so, in what ways has it influenced your emotional or intellectual growth, and in what ways have you given back to the community that you found there? If not, please reflect on how you think the library will play a role in your education at Seattle Central.