The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage’s 12th annual Stop the Hate: Youth Speak Out scholarship content is accepting applications.
Targeted to sixth to 12th graders, applicants are invited to think about their own life and if they’ve witnessed, experienced or engaged in injustice, racism, bigotry or discrimination, and how they were impacted by the act. They are then encouraged to discuss what they did in response to the event and how they now create justice and positive change in their community. Essays are limited to 500 words.
This year’s contest is in honor of maestro Leonard Bernstein, also the subject of the museum’s latest exhibition, “Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music.”
Essays for grades six through 10 are due Jan. 8, 2020. Essays for grades 11 and 12 are due Jan. 20, 2020. Applicants must attend a school in Northeast Ohio.
For more information and application forms, visit maltzmuseum.org/STH.