AUGUSTA — Each spring, the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine recognizes exemplary individuals through an annual program of awards and scholarships. The Center is currently accepting applications for scholarships and awards to be presented during the annual meeting Sunday, May 31, in Portland.

The opportunities include the request for nominations for the Gerda Haas Award for Excellence in Human Rights Education and Leadership. In addition, the Center is soliciting scholarship applications from high school seniors for the Lawrence Alan Spiegel Remembrance Scholarship and k-12th grade students for the Mathilda Schlossberger Outstanding Student of the Year Awards. The Center also offers an annual award for Holocaust and human rights educators with the Holocaust Educator Professional Development Grant.

All applications can be found online at and submitted via email to [email protected] or sent to the Michael Klahr Center at 46 University Drive, Augusta, ME 04330, before April 1.

For more information about the programs of the Center, visit, call 621-3530, or email [email protected].

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