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 2/28/2018. To enter, email the submission to

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