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Read 'Banana,' apply for a scholarship


Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World book cover

This year, the Edmonds CC Community Read is "Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World," a book exploring the history of America’s most popular fruit, by nature and science writer Dan Koeppel.

Three scholarships of $1,000 for spring quarter tuition are available to Edmonds College students who participate in the book read. Apply by 5 p.m., Mon., Nov. 30. Scholarship recipients will be announced Mon., Dec. 7.

These scholarships are provided by the Edmonds College Foundation.

To apply for the scholarship:

  • Read "Banana: The Fate of the Fruit that Changed the World." Copies are available at the library and for purchase at the College Store.
  • Create and complete a project (it could be an essay, a visual presentation, performance, or website — be creative!) that addresses key themes of the book.
  • Submit your application (both a hard copy to the Humanities and Social Sciences Division in Alderwood Hall 218 and an electronic copy to instructor Christopher Bell at cbell@edmonds.edu). Your application should include:
    • A 500-word or less description of the project and its connection to the book.
    • A letter of recommendation from a faculty member who endorses your project.