High School seniors enrolled in a U.S. accredited high school program, including home-schooled students. Only one entry per student.
Write an essay that describes how you have applied or would apply the lessons of the DuBois story to your own life, focusing on core values such as decency, honor, and respect for our common humanity. The essay should be 500-1,000 words in length.
- The entry on Josiah E. DuBois, Jr. in the Encyclopedia of America’s Response to the Holocaust
- This short video interview with DuBois, in the 1970s
For a more detailed examination of DuBois’s life and work, see these books:
- The Abandonment of the Jews: America and the Holocaust, 1941-1945, by David S. Wyman
- Blowing the Whistle on Genocide: Josiah E. DuBois, Jr. and America’s Response to the Holocaust, by Rafael Medoff
- Too Little, and Almost Too Late: The War Refugee Board and America’s Response to the Holocaust, by Rafael Medoff
—How has the life and work of Josiah DuBois inspired you?
—What can teenagers do when human rights are violated, in one’s own country or abroad?
—Do you think if someone accepts a job in the government, he or she should follow their boss’s instructions, even if they disagree with them?
—How do you balance moral and ethical considerations with job issues that contradict what you believe to be the correct course of action?
—What is a person’s obligation to help a stranger?
—First place: $2,500
—Second place: $1,500
—Third place: $1,000
Each is a one-time award, for use in the 2018-2019 academic year only.
—Application deadline: June 15, 2018,11:59 PM EST.
—Winners to be announced: No later than August 15, 2018.
—Awards to be distributed no later than September 25, 2018 upon proof of enrollment and tuition payment.