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Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission

Grants & Contests

The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission participates in two educational granting programs. The first is the THGC Non-Profit Grant, which is offered to non-profit organizations for projects that relate to the THGC's mission to support Holocaust and genocide courses of study and awareness programs.

Also associated with the Commission is the Friends of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission Educator Grant program, which provides an easy avenue for educators and educational institutions in the state to fund projects and initiatives that help educate students and the community about the Holocaust and/or genocides.

In addition, annually, the Friends of the THGC generously facilitates the funding of the Dr. Anna Steinberger Outstanding Educator Award and directly funds the THGC Student Contests. The Dr. Steinberger Award is a $1,000 award that is presented to one Texas educator who demonstrates a record of excellence in teaching about the Holocaust and/or genocides to students (grades 6-12). The THGC Student Contests are open to middle and high school students (grades 6-12) and winners receive a monetary prize if selected as the top entry in the category of poetry or visual arts.

Dr. Anna Steinberger Outstanding Educator Award

In May 2020, the THGC will present a monetary award of $1,000 to one educator who demonstrates a record of excellence in engaging Texas students (grades 6-12) with the subject of the Holocaust and/or genocides.

Learn more about the Steinberger Educator Award

2020 THGC Student Contests

The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission is now accepting submissions for the 2020 THGC Student Contests in poetry and visual arts! This year's theme is "Using Words to Bear Witness".

Learn more about the THGC's Student Contests