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Yom HaShoah Scholarship

Holocaust Museum Houston is pleased to offer a scholarship for high school students 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 students in grades 9-12 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, April 19, 2020.

Students who apply for the scholarship must submit a 500 to 1,000-word essay answering the question, “Why is it important to remember the Holocaust today?” 

Application forms and student essays are due on Friday, February 28, 2020.  The essays will be reviewed by committee, and award announcements will be made by Sunday, March 15, 2020.  The scholarship is a one-time award of $500 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 the Museum at education@hmh.org or 713-527-1642.

Submissions can sent by mail to: 
Yom HaShoah Scholarship
Holocaust Museum Houston
Lester and Sue Smith Campus
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004

Fax: 713-527-1652
Attn: Yom HaShoah Scholarship

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