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, with matriculation to begin in the 2014-2015 academic year. 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 explores the theme of Jewish resistance and acts of bravery during the Holocaust. 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 on Sunday, April 28, 2014.
Nominations for the scholarship are due by Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Nominations will be reviewed by committee, with announcement of the award being made by March 3, 2014.
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. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Winning Essay
2014 Application Form