Awards and Scholarships for
Hebrew High Teens
Better Together Essay Contest Winners
$5000 or $8000 Scholarship
Individual student winners from the participating schools will receive scholarships of up to $5,000 per student towards a summer program or camp or $8,000 towards a gap year.
Graduation Gift to Israel
Hebrew High teens who attend at least 4 years of classes are eligible to receive a $5000 gift to Israel, to be used for post high school studies in Israel.
This can include a Gap Year or a semester abroad of study in Israel.
Study Fellowship in Israel
Hebrew High teens can receive this scholarship money anytime during high school following your freshman year.
Eight week sessions are offered in the summer and during the school year, where you can learn and tour Israel while completing your high school academic classes.
Bronia & Sam Bronkesh
Jewish Spirit Prize
Essay contest honoring physical and spiritual resistance during the Holocaust
Essays are judged on how well the student explores the use of lessons from and reactions to the Holocaust to make a better world. Works should demonstrate both in-depth learning about the Holocaust and personal reflections.
Essays may include: personal interviews with survivors or liberators, research on the life and actions of the partisans and/or righteous gentiles, how one advocates today to prevent present day genocides, and reflections on how the Holocaust impacted the student’s own life.
Maximum word count: 1200 words
FIRST PRIZE: $500.00
SECOND PRIZE: $300.00
THIRD PRIZE: $100.00
SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE: January 31, 2017
Winning essay will be read at the community Yom HaShoah Commemoration in April 2017.
Every student who submits an essay will be recognized and receive a certificate of participation.
By submitting an essay, applicants certify that their essays are original, authored solely by them.
Send your essays to Myra Shindler at firstname.lastname@example.org