The Maltz Museum offers a wonderful scholarship opportunity for students in NE Ohio in Grade 6-12 who live in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, and Wayne counties.. In previous years, GGCA has been a reader and always supports this important contest!
"WHAT IS THE STOP THE HATE CONTEST?
Now in its 16th year, the Stop the Hate® contest is comprised of two components: Youth Speak Out, an essay writing contest, and Youth Sing Out, a songwriting contest. Both celebrate Northeast Ohio students in 6th-12th grade who are committed to creating a more accepting, inclusive society by standing up and speaking out against bias and bigotry as they compete for a chance to win prestigious awards.
Each year about 3,000 students enter, and with the help of 400 volunteer readers, 26 finalists are named. Since the contest started, over 50,000 students in twelve counties across Northeast Ohio have participated and $1.5 million has been awarded to students and schools.
Rooted in the Jewish value of respect for all humanity, the Maltz Museum is proud that it continues to give young people of all faiths and backgrounds a platform to speak out in support of inclusion and diversity.
WHAT IS THE ESSAY CONTEST?
Youth Speak Out Essay Writing Contest invites sixth to twelfth grade students to pen a personal essay in 500 words or less about bias they have witnessed or experienced and share what they have done or will do in response. Any sixth to twelfth grade student may participate as long as they live within Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, and Wayne counties. Students compete to win scholarships for themselves and anti-bias education grants for their school."