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Applications Now Open for Friends of the Coronado Public Library Scholarships for Class of 2024 Seniors

The Friends of the Coronado Public Library are sponsoring four Scholarships for graduating seniors in the class of 2024. The deadline for each is April 8.


The Wilf & Ruth Seaman Scholarship ($1,500)

Wilf Seaman was the principal of Coronado High School during the 1950s and 1960s. He was the founder of and Past President of the Friends of the Coronado Public Library, and a much beloved volunteer for many years. Ruth Seaman was a kindergarten teacher with the Coronado School district, ran a preschool, and was a Friends of the Coronado Public library volunteer for many years.

The Susan Stark Scholarship ($1,500)

Susan Stark was a volunteer at the Second Hand Prose bookstore, run by the Friends of the Coronado Public Library, from 2008 until her death in September 2015. A Coronado High School Graduate, Susan was devoted to her family, and was an avid reader and world traveler.


The Jim and Bette Sherman Fine Arts Scholarship (Two scholarships,  $1,500 each)

Bette and Jim Sherman are longtime residents of Coronado. Bette, an artist, has brought her love of art to local children, by funding art lessons for them at the Library (the Second Saturday Art classes).

One scholarship will be awarded to a CoSA student with a passion for fine arts, and the other will be awarded to a student with a passion for fine arts who is enrolled in the Coronado High School regular curriculum. For the purpose of these scholarships, the term “fine arts” shall mean items of visual beauty, but shall specifically exclude film and digital media.

Scholarship Applications Guidelines

Students applying for the scholarships should demonstrate character, integrity, honesty, be a positive role model, and be engaged in community service. A completed application, 750 word essay, and a letter of recommendation are required. The essay should be about your family, reading or travels and what you have accomplished as a volunteer. Provide examples of situations when you demonstrated your character, integrity, and honesty. Describe how you are a positive role model for others.  


Scholarship submissions must be submitted by 8 April. Awarding of the scholarships is decided by the Friends of the Coronado Public Library Board, and the scholarships will be awarded at the Friends of the Coronado Public Library June 10, 2024 board meeting.

Please fill out the Scholarship application you are interested in and email it to or mailed to the Friends of the Coronado Library, P.O. Box180172, Coronado, CA 92178-0172.

Any questions can be sent to


Congratulations to the
023 High School Scholarship Recipients!

Left to right:  Bette Sherman; Marianne Dick (Wilf & Ruth Seaman
Scholarship); Natalia Avanni, Camelia Pzadok, and Stella Perez (Jim & Bette
Sherman COSA & Fine Arts Scholarships); Lillian Adams (Susan Stark
scholarship); and, Becky Seaman Geiss.   All scholarship awardees are
Coronado High School graduating seniors. 

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