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Announcing the 2016 Holocaust Museum Houston Yom HaShoah Scholarship
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 citywide commemoration of Yom HaShoah (Day of Remembrance) for the victims of the Holocaust.  

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 2016–2017 academic year.  The scholarship is open to students whose school is located within the Region 4 Education Service Center area (see http://www.esc4.net/).  The student selected to receive the scholarship must be available to attend the Yom HaShoah commemoration service on Sunday, May 1, 2016. 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- to 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 may wish to approach a teacher or guidance counselor to request nomination for the award.  

Nominated students must submit a 500- to 1,000-word essay answering the question, “Why is it important to remember the Holocaust today?”

Nomination forms and student essays are due on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.  The nominations will be reviewed by committee, and award announcements will be made by March 11, 2016.  The scholarship is a one-time award 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.  The nomination form is available on the Museum’s Web site at http://hmh.org/ed_contests.shtml.  For more information, please contact the museum at education@hmh.org or 713-942-8000, ext. 105.

Submissions can sent by mail to:
Yom HaShoah Scholarship
Holocaust Museum Houston
Morgan Family Center
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004

Fax: 713-942-7953
Attn: Yom HaShoah Scholarship

Or email:
Subject line: Yom HaShoah Scholarship

2016 Application Form

Upcoming Events for Educators
Max M. Kaplan Summer Institute for Educators

July 6-9, 2016
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Avrohm I. Wisenberg Multipurpose Learning Center

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