New Application Deadline for 2020 Ethel Bolden Minority Fellowship

Ethel BoldenThe Richland Library Friends and Foundation announces an extension to apply for the 2020 Ethel Bolden Minority Fellowship. The new deadline is Wednesday, July 1.

A printable form is available online at richlandlibrary.com, which details specific eligibility and application requirements. Interested applicants can either postmark or email the required documents. Any inquiries, regarding submissions, can be directed to Al Wright, Talent Development Coordinator, at awright@richlandlibrary.com.

The annual award, which was originally established in 2010, is undergoing a revitalization to bolster academic achievements. Formerly a scholarship, the 2020 Ethel Bolden Minority Fellowship now extends its financial reach outside Richland County to include students who attend any university or college in South Carolina.


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The $3,500 fellowship encourages and provides support to students from underserved and underrepresented ethnic and racial groups who are working toward an undergraduate or graduate degree. They must also express an interest in working at Richland Library.

The Ethel Bolden Minority Fellowship aims to recognize Mrs. Ethel Bolden's years of service to the Richland County community and its libraries.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email estoll@richlandlibrary.com.

About Richland Library Friends and Foundation
The Richland Library Friends and Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, governed by a Board of Trustees, whose mission is to support Richland Library by raising awareness and financial support.