$100,000 ESSAY CONTEST

for Northeast Ohio 6-12th Graders

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The 2020 contest is now closed. To learn more about the annual scholarship contest, please contact program manager, Ben Becker at 216-593-0577 or

Jacob Gibson

  • The contest is open to all Northeast Ohio grade 6-12 students in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull and Wayne counties.
  • Students can attend a public, private, religious, home, online or charter school.
  • Students who entered previous years (with the exception of past scholarship winners) can participate again, but must submit entirely new essays.
  • Immediate family members of the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage staff and Board of Trustees, The Malrite Company and the Maltz Family Foundation cannot participate.
  • Presented By:

    Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

  • Generously Supported by

    Presenting Sponsor
    Dworken & Bernstein

    The Semi J. and Ruth Begun Foundation

    Signature Sponsors
    Dealer Tire

    Nordson

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    Northeast Ohio Parent