Stop The Hate $100,000 Student Essay Contest

With the help and support of Councilwoman City Marx, the Observer Media Project has joined the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in their “Stop the Hate” essay contest. The $100,000 ESSAY CONTEST is for Northeast Ohio 6-12th Graders. You have the power to make a positive difference in the world.

Each year, the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage gives out $100,000 in scholarships, awards and anti-bias education in recognition of 6-12th grade upstanders in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull and Wayne counties.

STUDENT ESSAYIST AWARDS
Grades 11-12
    •    One (1) Grand Prize: $40,000 scholarship (up to $10,000 per year renewable up to 4 years)*
    •    One (1) First Runner-Up: $15,000 scholarship (up to $3,750 per year renewable up to 4 years)*
    •    One (1) Second Runner-Up: $10,000 scholarship (up to $2,500 per year renewable up to 4 years)*
    •    One (1) Third Runner-Up: $5,000 scholarship (up to $2,500 per year renewable up to 2 years)*
    •    Six (6) Honorable Mentions: $500 cash prize

Grades 6-10
    •    One (1) 6th Grade First Prize: $400
    •    One (1) 7th Grade First Prize: $400
    •    One (1) 8th Grade First Prize: $400
    •    One (1) 9th Grade First Prize: $400
    •    One (1) 10th Grade First Prize: $400

See all the details at: www.maltzmuseum.org/stop-the-hate

Stop the Hate® Youth Speak Out celebrates students committed to creating a more accepting, inclusive society. By reflecting on real-life situations and detailing ways to make a positive difference in the world, this next generation of leaders can win big.

Stop the Hate® is designed to create an appreciation and understanding among people of differing religions, races, cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. By challenging young people to consider the benefits of a more inclusive society, the consequences of intolerance and the role of personal responsibility in effecting change, the contest also reflects Jewish values of responsible citizenship and respect for all humanity.

Essays cannot be fictitious. All entries must include a real-life situation and creative ideas for making the world a more accepting, inclusive place. Essays must be original student work and free of plagiarism. Essays cannot exceed 500 words.
Online entry is preferred at: http://www.maltzmuseum.org/official-entry-form-2018/

Entries must be received electronically, by mail or hand-delivered by 11:59 p.m. on the following dates. Late entries will not be accepted: Friday, January 5, 2018 for students in grades 6-10, Friday, January 19, 2018 for students in grades 11-12.

If you get a chance stop by the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage at: 2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood, Ohio 44122
Or plan your visit online at  http://maltzmuseum.org. The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is a great asset to everyone in Northern Ohio.

See all the details at: www.maltzmuseum.org/stop-the-hate.

Jim O'Bryan

Publisher, Lakewood Observer, Inc.

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