THE MEYER BURSTON SCHOLARSHIP 2006 Origins
The Meyer Burston Scholarship was established in 2003 by the Friends of the Jewish Holocaust Museum Inc. with the purpose of furthering Holocaust education.
Meyer became a volunteer and one of the key people behind the development of the Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre. He was for many years, up until the time of his death, the centres honorary director. He believed that education was the key to ensuring the memory of the six million Jews that perished during the Holocaust would not be forgotten and that through education history would not be repeated.
THE CRITERIA The Scholarship is offered in three catorgories
The applicant must be able to demonstrate their support and commitment to the Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre plus at least one other of the catorgories listed
To support an educational program by a teacher, tertiary or post graduate candidate to study the Holocaust in view of promoting, developing and improving knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust.
To research an aspect of the Holocaust the candidiate could attend Holocaust museums, conferences or seminars locally, nationally or internationally They must be able to demonstrate its relevance to the jewish holocaust museum and research centre.
To support participation in the March of the Living study tour of Poland and Israel.
The sum available for the awards will be a maximum of $5000 per applicant which may be offered either fully or partially, at the discretion of the Trustees.
An applicant will not be eligible for a scholarship if he/she has aready been awarded a similar scholarship.
Applicants are required to fill out the application form and submit a curriculum vitae outlining their academic record and other relevant personal details and the names of three referees. They must detail their plans for the use of the scholarship and the ways in which it will benefit the Jewish Holocaust Museum and Research Centre.
For more information phone Lyla Burston on 0402 985 137
Closing Date :
Monday 29 November 2005 Submissions are to be addressed to:
The Trustees of the Meyer Burston Scholarship
Friends of the Jewish Holocaust Museum Inc.
13-15 Selwyn Street Elsternwick 3185.
Or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Attention: Trustees of the Meyer Burston Scholarship
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