The application deadline for the 2019-2020 Kohlmeier Mikulencak Scholarship in Honor of Arthur Poznanski has passed.
“Awarded through the Ray Wolpow Institute for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Crimes Against Humanity, the Kohlmeier-Mikulencak Scholarship has an important mission: to reward a student who possesses not only strong moral courage, but someone who stands up for an individual or group in the face of great opposition. The ideal recipient is someone who is not afraid to face the consequences of speaking out despite intense pressure to stay silent.”
— Western Washington University Foundation
The Kohlmeier Mikulencak Scholarship in Honor of Arthur Poznanski is made possible by the generous support of Bernhard Kohlmeier and Lisa Ann Mikulencak. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support for students studying topics related to Holocaust, Genocide Studies, and/or Crimes Against Humanity. Awarded in honor of Arthur Poznanski (1927-2009), a Holocaust survivor, the scholarship is for someone who embodies Poznanski’s tremendous spirit. Poznanski was a teenager in Nazi Germany, wounded while escaping a train to a death camp, saved by the fortuitous placement of a spoon in a pocket, and lived in the U.K. dedicating his life to his community and to educating youth about discrimination and bigotry.
Please check back winter quarter 2020 for information on the 2020-2021 scholarship!