Stop the Hate Scholarship Opportunity***

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 12/28/2008 - 14:41.
01/02/2008 - 09:00
01/02/2008 - 17:00

The Maltz Museum asks students to be guided by the words of Edmond Burke and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and describe an act of discrimination, reflect upon their response and put forth a plan of action to affect change in one's self, school and/or community.

Entries will be judged on content, originality, the potential for the plan of action to be implemented and presentation. Discrimination is defined as any act of prejudice or intolerance perpetrated upon one individual by another; a group against an individual; or one group against another group.

For example, essays may respond to acts of discrimination based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical/mental challenges and/or less specific criteria such as bullying, name-calling, malicious gossiping, or ostracizing someone for unspecified reasons.

Grand Scholarship Prize: A scholarship of up to $100,000 (up to $25,000 per year for qualified educational expenses including tuition, books, fees, room & board, renewable up to four years) to an OHIO COLLEGE or UNIVERSITY One scholarship winner to be selected from among the best 11th and 12th grade essays submitted to the Stop the Hate! Youth Speak Out! essay contest

** Be Inspired! Visit the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage where you'll find the stories of how individuals overcame discrimination, prejudice and adversity. 6-12th grade students working on their essay admitted free through January 2 (does not apply to student group tours).

* Up to $25,000 per year, renewable for up to four years

**finalists required to submit additional information

All submissions must be received by e-mail, hand-delivery or mail postmarked no later than 5:00 PM Friday, January 2, 2009. Submit entries in one of two ways: a) Preferred: Electronically to info [at] mmjh [dot] org Subject: Stop the Hate Label the attachment with student name b) Delivered/mailed to the following address: Stop the Hate Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage 2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood, OH 4412 See for more information

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