Holocaust Museum Houston is pleased to offer a scholarship for graduating seniors that honors the memory of those who perished during the Holocaust. The scholarship is being presented as a part of the Museum’s work to develop a citywide commemoration of Yom HaShoah (day of remembrance) for the victims of the Holocaust. Graduating seniors who have demonstrated leadership in stopping hatred, prejudice and apathy in their school or local community are eligible to be nominated by a school guidance counselor or teacher. The scholarship is open to students whose school is located within the Region 4 Education Service Center area (see http://www.esc4.net).
The scholarship is open to high school seniors who will attend a two- or four-year college or university. Guidance counselors and teachers are encouraged to nominate a student who has exemplified part of the mission of Holocaust Museum Houston – to teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy – by writing a one- or two-page letter on school letterhead that details how the student being nominated has exemplified behaviors to stop the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy in his or her school or community.
Students who have been nominated must also submit an essay of 750 to 1,000 words that explores the destruction of Jewish life in Europe as a result of the Holocaust and the need for Holocaust memorials today. Students may wish to approach a teacher or guidance counselor to request nomination for the award. The student selected to receive the scholarship must be available to attend the Yom HaShoah commemoration service.
Information on applying for the 2014 scholarship will be available in the fall of 2013.
This scholarship is a one-time presentation of $500, to be used to support the student’s first year of college or university education, and is being presented with the generous support of the David Barg Endowment Fund and the Morgan Family Endowment Fund.
2013 Winning Essay