Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation Annual Essay Contest

🏆 Available: 12
💰 $1,800
⏳ 03/13

Last year this scholarship received 750 applicant(s). $11,100 was awarded to 12 applicant(s).

Scholarship Description

Prize up to $1,800 will be awarded to the first place contest winner for essay on a topic related to Jewish heritage, culture, or values. One need not be Jewish to enter. Additional awards for five finalists. Essay must be between 250 and 1000 words. Open to middle and high school students in grades 7-12. See web site for specific essay questions and additional details at

Eligibility Requirements

  • Aged between 12 and 18 years old
  • Must currently be in high school
  • Award is available to U.S. citizens
  • Award is available to Canadian citizens
  • Award is available to citizens of countries other than the U.S. and Canada.

Application Requirements

  • Application form required
  • Essay required

How To Apply

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Donor: Morris J. and Betty Kaplun Foundation

Foundation seeks to encourage young people to treasure our Jewish heritage and better understand our contribution to civilization and culture. To this effort, the foundation sponsors an annual essay contest open to middle and high school students, regardless of religious adherence.