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Holocaust Remembrance Project Essay Contest

Holocaust Remembrance Project Essay Contest
Holocaust Remembrance Project Essay Contest is a national college scholarship essay contest for high school students 19 and under who plan to attend a four-year college or university and who have an interest in writing.

The essay topic is the Holocaust. Students must research the events surrounding the Holocaust and write a 1,200 word essay explaining why it is important to remember the Holocaust and what young people can do to prevent discrimination and violence in the world. Ten winners are chosen. Along with the scholarships, they participate in Scholar Week where they meet Holocaust survivors and educators.

Students applying may be residents of the United States, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guam, or be U.S. citizens living abroad. The scholarships are funded by the Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation, founded in 1996. This non-profit organization receives most of its financial support from Holland & Knight LLP and family members of the Holland & Knight law firm. More than $1 million in scholarships have been awarded by the foundation.

In addition to scholarships, the foundation supports arts and sciences, child services, and programs that help homelessness, disability and other civic causes.

The deadline for this scholarship is in APRIL each year, and the award amount is usually    $300 - $10,000.

For more details, visit http://holocaust.hklaw.com/