Leizer and Rose Horowitz Scholarship

 

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There will be 10 scholarships totaling $7,500!

Five scholarships awarded at $500 each and Five scholarships awarded at $1,000 each

The Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships, in honor of Leizer and Rose Horowitz, are created to honor their memory and to educate and empower students to become ambassadors to help break the veil of silence surrounding the Holocaust and to become leaders to ensure that the world remembers the horrors of ALL genocides and to actively do their part to stop current prejudices and prevent future atrocities.

The March of Remembrance is a walk taken annually throughout the United States on Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is a part  of the Global March of Life, which takes place throughout the Nations. This year’s Houston area marches will occur at various locations on:

  • Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Kingwood
  • Sunday, April 23 , 2017 in Central Houston and Lufkin
  • Sunday, April 30 , 2017 in the Gulf Area (location TBD)

Necessary items:

Holocaust Remembrance  Scholarship mail-in application

Holocaust Remembrance Scholarship flyer

Holocaust Remembrance Scholarship letter for counselors teachers ministers

Holocaust Remembrance Scholarship qualification form

Release form

 Application Guidelines and Deadlines

Basic Qualification: Applicant must be enrolled in high school, college, vocational, bible school or a continuing education program.

  • By March 1st, 2017:  Fill out the online application here, or email/mail the completed application to the contacts listed at the bottom of this page.
      • Attend a panel discussion being arranged by the Executive Director.  The date, time, and location of the panel discussion will be provided at a later date.  Check the website for updates.
      • Recruit two club leaders who will create a club project related to the March of Remembrance and recruit a minimum of ten team members to attend the March.
  • One week prior to the date of your march:  
    • PRE-REGISTER two club leaders who are willing to participate in the march and recruit a minimum of ten club members who will also attend and SUBMIT their names.
    • To preregister your participants for the March, click here.

NOTE: When registering your team, make sure they click “yes” under “I am registering with a March of Remembrance team or Scholarship Applicant ”

  • Also, by March 31, 2017: applicants must complete and submit an ESSAY  or a CREATIVE PROJECT  which includes a short ESSAY about the creative project referring to :  “Why bother to  remember the Holocaust”.
      • High School students:  This project could be in the form of an original narrative essay, a poem, an art piece, a dance, song, video, skit, etc.  ESSAY PROJECTS must be five pages or 1350 words and must address the given theme for the specific scholarship program year.  Alternatively, ESSAY and CREATIVE PROJECTS such as art, music, or drama may be submitted, however, creative projects must be accompanied by a 2.5 page (or 675 words) description of the project, and its relevance to the current theme.  
      • College, vocational, Bible school or continuing education students:  This project could be in the form of an original narrative essay, a poem, an art piece, a dance, song, video, skit, etc.  ESSAY PROJECTS must be seven pages or 1950 words and must address the given theme for the specific scholarship program year.  Alternatively, ESSAY and CREATIVE PROJECTS such as art, music, or drama may be submitted, however, creative projects must be accompanied by a 3.5 page (or 975 words) description of the project, and its relevance to the current theme.  
  • VOLUNTEER before the March by social media, blogging, passing out flyers, data entry, inviting speakers to your church, synagogue, or school to promote the March or VOLUNTEER the day of the March by setting up and tearing down tables, cleaning up after the event, etc.
  • On Sunday, July 30th, 2017, funds for award winners will be dispersed for the Fall 2017 semester at an award event ceremony in Kingwood, Texas.   
  • All students who complete the requirements of the scholarship will receive a letter of commendation from the founder of the scholarship, and become life-time ambassadors.

NOTE: All applicants and their team are encouraged to wear a March of Remembrance t-shirt at the event ($5 donation per shirt, which can be pre-ordered).

Evaluation Criteria

Applications will be scored according to the following point system (maximums noted):

30 points – Submitting Essay or Essay and Project.
25 points – 1 point per club leader and club team members who attends a March (maximum 25 points, but more people welcome)
25 points – Attending Panel Discussion with Holocaust Survivors and their descendants
20 points – Holocaust/March related volunteer work (Criteria includes quality and/or quantity of time invested.)

(Online applications are preferred. However, if the online application is not working, please submit your application by email or mail using the information below.)

For Questions Contact

Scholarship@holocaustremembranceassociation.org |Melissa Cruz – (832) 930-1088
Education Chair Coordinator, March of Remembrance Houston

Rozalie@holocaustremembranceassociation.org | Rozalie Jerome – (832) 287-5057
Executive Director, March of Remembrance Houston

Mail to:

Holocaust  Remembrance Scholarship

PO Box 6556

Kingwood, TX 77325

Other Forms:

Holocaust Remembrance  Scholarship mail-in application

Holocaust Remembrance Scholarship flyer

Holocaust Remembrance Scholarship letter for counselors teachers ministers

Holocaust Remembrance Scholarship qualification form

Release form

(Online applications are preferred. However, if the online application is not working, please submit your application by email or mail using the information ABOVE.)

Apply Here Today!