SCHOLARSHIPS

Each Spring the Friends of the Westbank Library award scholarships to graduating teens who have volunteered a minimum of 50 hours over at least 2 semesters at the Westbank Community Library. Hours will be confirmed by library staff.

In April 2021, the Friends will award three (3) scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each.

Applications will be emailed to eligible applicants beginning March 1, 2021.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen qualified for admission to an accredited college, university or trade school. A reference letter from an adult who is NOT a relative or Westbank Library staff must be submitted by email to: friends@westbanklibrary.com

Applications and the reference letter are due by 4pm on April 2, 2021.

All winners will be notified on or before April 19, 2021 and will be recognized at the Volunteer Celebration Dinner at Laura's Library on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

Funds will be disbursed upon proof of enrollment at an institution of higher education. Failure to enroll in an accredited institution of higher education will result in forfeiture of the scholarship award.

Each scholarship is a one-time award and not renewable. Members of the Friends organization will determine all scholarship award recipients.


2020 Recipients:

  • Vaishnavi Addala - $1,000
  • Melissa Khasbagan - $1,000
  • Varsha Devulapalli - $1,000

2019 Recipients:

  • Hannah David - $1,000
  • Geethika Hemkumar - $1,000
  • Michael Hla - $1,000

2018 Recipients:

  • Angela Zhang - $1,000
  • Conor O'Bryon - $1,000
  • Mackenzie Cronin - $1,000

2017 Recipients:

  • Arman Kumar - $1,000
  • Caroline Dai - $750
  • Priyanka Nair - $750

2016 Recipients:

  • Siobhan Carmody - $1,000
  • Saarila Kenkare - $750
  • Rachel David - $750

2015 Recipients:

  • Jason Rosenberg - $1,000
  • Dwight Fan - $750
  • Shora Um - $750

2014 Recipieints:

  • Rachel Stephenson - $1,000
  • Abigail Hamilton - $750
  • Sriram Nair - $750

2013 Recipients:

  • Mitzi Casandra Ramos - $1,000
  • Benjamin Hsu - $750
  • Nimish Kumar - $500

2012 Recipient - Emily Huang-$1,000

2011 Recipient - Joell Chen-$1,000

2010 Recipient - Elizabeth Grenadier-$1,000

Previous Scholarship Winners