The Brenda and Fred Friedman Teacher Scholarship program is funded through the generosity of the Friedman family.
Who May Apply
Scholarships are open to English and Social Studies teachers throughout the state of Alabama, grades 6-12, for study at nationally recognized Holocaust training centers.
Requirements for ALL Scholarship Recipients
- Must be a resident of the state of Alabama.
- Must currently be teaching the Holocaust in the classroom.
- Must be four (4) or more years from retirement.
- Must have completed at least one (1) prior BHEC professional development program.
- Must include Holocaust studies in their classroom curriculum for a minimum of three (3) years after accepting a scholarship.
Additional Requirements for JFR Summer Institute and European Study Programs
- Must have a minimum of five (5) years of teaching experience.
- Must have a strong command of Holocaust history.
Preference is given to teachers who have previously attended BHEC workshops and/or programs. Previous Friedman Scholarship recipients are encouraged to re-apply for additional training.
The BHEC accepts applications for specific Eligible Programs. Other workshops will be considered but must be approved by the BHEC.
What is Covered
Scholarships cover 100% of registration fees plus travel, lodging, and per diem as determined by the BHEC. For international educational travel programs, the maximum award is $1,000. The number of scholarships awarded will be based on available funds.
The BHEC pre-pays all registration fees. All other up-front expenses are the responsibility of the scholarship recipient. These expenses are reimbursed upon the presentation of proper receipt documentation. Financial receipts with the accompanying Expense Documentation Form must be submitted within two (2) weeks of completion of the program in order to receive scholarship monies.
Follow up Requirements
- Scholarship recipients are expected to include Holocaust studies in their classroom curriculum for a minimum of three (3) years.
- Scholarship recipients are expected to write a summary of their experience with details of how they plan to incorporate it into their classroom.
- Scholarship recipients are expected to attend a reception sponsored by the BHEC in their honor. This will be scheduled during the summer following all workshops. This reception will provide an opportunity for recipients to meet the BHEC Board of Directors and donors as well as to network with other teachers committed to Holocaust education.
- Scholarship recipients are encouraged to participate in the BHEC Teacher Cadre in addition to other BHEC programs.
- As a follow-up, Scholarship recipients must complete an online evaluation assessing the impact of their training on classroom instruction.
Timetable for Scholarship Review
Monday, November 18, 2019
Friedman Scholarship Applications now being accepted for Summer 2019.
Friday, January 17, 2020
ALL Scholarship Applications due.
Friday, January 31, 2020
Scholarship recipients notified by the BHEC.
Friday, February 14, 2020
Scholarship recipients’ Pledge of Commitment due to BHEC.