Glen Cove, NY - December 10, 2015 - 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 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 January 11, 2016.
The Daniel Gillman Goodfellows Award, presented by HMTC and the Gillman family, will be presented to a college or university student on Long Island who confronted an act of social injustice or intolerance or helped others in need. This award memorializes and honors Daniel Gillman, a kind and generous young man who dedicated himself to aiding young people and adults. Applications for the Gillman Award are due April 8, 2016.
For more information and applications, please visit hmtcli.org or call (516) 571-8040.
The mission of the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County is to teach the history of the Holocaust and its lessons through education and community outreach. We teach about the dangers of antisemitism, racism, bullying and all other manifestations of intolerance. We promote resistance to prejudice and advocate respect for every human being.