The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage offers an annual “Stop the Hate” scholarship contest for students in Grades 6 - 12. Grade 6 - 10 students are eligible for a $500 cash prize and Grade 11 - 12 students are eligible for scholarships ranging from $1,000 - $20,000.
This year, the essay prompt is to honor civil rights activist John Lewis who wrote, “I believe in freedom of speech, but I also believe that we have an obligation to condemn speech that is racist, bigoted, anti-Semitic, or hateful." Students are to write an essay, 500 words or less, about their personal experiences with racism, bigotry, injustice, and/or discrimination, how that experience has impacted them, and what can they do to make a change within their community. The deadline for this scholarship is March 19, 2021, for Grade 6 - 10 students and March 26, 2021, for Grade 11 -12 students. Click here for more information, instructions, and how to submit your essay.