Facing History and Ourselves teaches us to think about the world in a new way, igniting an ongoing conversation about how we can build a society free of racism, antisemitism, bullying, and hatred of all kinds. Participants in the Facing History Together Student & Alumni Upstander Contest submitted either a 500-word essay or a 3-minute spoken word video to be eligible for one of two Upstander Scholarships.
Facing History and Ourselves will select semi-finalists in each of the essay and spoken word video categories. Public voting will open on March 4. One winner in each category will receive an Upstander Scholarship: an award of $2,500 toward their college tuition in honor of international civil rights and peace advocate Benjamin B. Ferencz. The scholarship is made possible by the Planethood Foundation.