The application period for the
5th Annual Steinberger Award has opened.
The Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission (THGC) is firmly committed to supporting efforts to teach the next generation about the Holocaust and/or genocides in the Ottoman Empire (Armenians), Cambodia, Rwanda, the Balkans, Sudan (Darfur), and the Middle East (Iraq and Syria).
In 2021, the THGC will present a monetary award of $1,000 to one educator who demonstrates a record of excellence in engaging any of the aforementioned subjects with Texas students (grades 6-12). Librarians, curriculum specialists, and classroom teachers in any discipline are eligible to apply. This award is funded by the Friends of Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Dr. Steinberger is a Holocaust survivor and served as a founding member of the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. She retired from the University of Texas Medical School in 2001, but has continued to demonstrate a commitment to education in Texas.