Applications Available for WVU Holocaust Summit

March 17, 2009

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Fifth through 12th grade teachers from across the country are invited to attend a summer institute to learn about teaching human rights while covering the holocaust and comparative genocides.

Fifteen West Virginia teachers will be chosen from those who apply for scholarships to the Holocaust and Comparative Genocide Teachers Institute, which is sponsored by West Virginia University and the West Virginia Humanities Council.

The institute, scheduled for June 14-22, will include four days of instruction at WVU in Morgantown as well as a two-day excursion to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Open to all with fifteen scholarships reserved for West Virginia teachers.

Attendees can earn graduate or professional credit.

Teachers seeking the scholarship and $100 stipend must apply by March 25.  Others may apply until April 1.

For more information and to obtain an application, contact Dr. Mary Haas at 304-293-4386 or at

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