NEW YORK (Aug. 26)
The American Jewish Historical Society will conduct an historical essay contest to mark the 300th anniversary of Jewish settlement in the United States, Dr. Salo W. Baron, president, announced here today. The essay contest is part of the Society’s overall program for the American Jewish Tercentenary which aims to stimulate public interest and academic research in American Jewish history. The Tercentenary will be observed from September 12, 1954 through May, 1955.
The Society will award three prizes to essay contest winners: $500, first prize; $300, second prize; and $200, third prize. The awards will be made either in cash or in the form of scholarships at recognized schools of higher learning. The contest is open to university students on the graduate or undergraduate levels, both Jews and non-Jews. The essays submitted are not to exceed 10,000 words, must be documented and must not have been published, in whole or in part, else-where. All essays must be in before September 1, 1954.