Glen Cove, NY - February 1, 2017 - The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) annually honors middle school, high school and college students on Long Island who confront intolerance, prejudice or other forms of social injustice. High school and middle school recipients of the Friedlander Upstander Award receive a $2,500 scholarship, and recipients of the Daniel Gillman Goodfellows Award, for college students, will receive a $1,000 award. The awards will be presented at HMTC’s Annual Tolerance Benefit on May 1, 2017.
The Friedlander Upstander Award, presented by HMTC and the Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, in conjunction with the Nassau and Suffolk County Police Departments, will be awarded to Nassau and Suffolk County middle school and high school students who have acted as Upstanders against bullying or intolerance in any of its forms. The student’s action as an Upstander could be one of intervention or prevention, big or small. Applications for the Friedlander Upstander Award are due March 1, 2017.
The Daniel Gillman Goodfellows Award, presented by HMTC and the Gillman family, will be presented to a Long Island college or university student who has demonstrated a commitment to helping others and who has who has intervened against (or prevented) an act of intolerance or acted in the service of helping others in need. The award memorializes and honors Daniel Gillman, a kind and generous young man who dedicated himself to aiding young people and adults. His altruism was a reflection of the selflessness of the Belgian Rescuers who saved the life of his grandmother during the Holocaust. Applications for the Gillman Award are due April 7, 2017.
For more information and applications, please visit hmtcli.org or call (516) 571-8040.