Eli and Mildred Sokol Literary Awards
Purpose of Scholarship
To support the Junior Literary Awards of the Friends & Foundation of Rochester Public Library.
November 1 to Early January
Number and Size of Awards
Awards are provided in three categories:
- Poetry: First Place $300, Second Place $200, Third Place $100;
- Prose: First Place $300, Second Place $200, Third Place $100; and
- Performance: First Place $300.
Allowed Use of Award
Awards may be used for educational and other expenses.
For Monroe County high school students who participate in the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library's Sokol High School Literary Awards Creative Writing Contest.
The application process is coordinated by Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library. Learn more about this award, register, and enter a submission at https://ffrpl.libraryweb.org/programs/sokol-awards/.
The selection process is coordinated through the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library, which recruits judges (who are writers, authors, and teachers), selects winners, and informs the Community Foundation.
Award Announcement and Payment
The Community Foundation issues checks payable to the Friends & Foundation of the Rochester Public Library for distribution in May.
This scholarship is not renewable; however, students may reapply each year they are eligible.
This scholarship was established in 1985 by Eli Sokol, a trustee of the Friends of the Rochester Public Library, and his wife, Mildred Sokol, both of whom were long-time supporters of the creative writing contests started by the Friends in 1958.
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