Northshire Bookstore - Open Mind Scholarship

Northshire Bookstore is pleased to announce 2019's Open Mind Scholarship award.


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 two college-bound high school seniors, one from New York and one from Vermont, $1,000 to help pay for college.

To enter the contest, students need to write up to one page on how a book has exposed them to something new and how it has impacted their life. Submissions are due by 3/1/2019. Please put your name, email and state on your submission. To enter, email the submission to . Deadline is March 1st.




Our letter to last 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 providing $1,000 to the winners in each state. So, without further ado...

Past winners include:

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
Daily 10am-6pm
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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
Daily 10am-6pm
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