Library offering scholarships for local graduating seniors

The Friends of Cardiff-by-the-Sea Library is accepting applications for four $1,500 scholarships for graduating local seniors through April 30 at 6 p.m.

Graduating seniors who live in any of Encinitas' five communities will be able to compete for the scholarships. Their schools are not required to be in Encinitas.

Applications must contain student-written essays of at least 500 words, letting the library know how their own library experiences affected them, as well as their reasons and plans for pursuing higher education. The applications must also include two letters of recommendation from non-family members, plus a copy of their library card, proof of residency and...