The Richard A. Berman Leadership Award
for Human Rights
The Richard A. Berman Leadership Award for Human Rights honors the longstanding commitment and dedication of President Richard Berman to the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center. This award recognizes President Berman's commitment to community service and the education of ethically and socially responsible leaders for the global community. It is intended to foster a sense of accomplishment and purpose in the recipient.
The Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center shares his lifelong commitment to academic excellence and intellectual and cultural diversity, and strives to make a difference in the world by providing the public with educational programs to create ethically and socially responsible leaders.
Description of Award:
Presented annually to a student, nominated by his/her school, who has been a participant in the Human Rights Institute in the sophomore year
The Winner will be announced at the Human Rights Student Institute and will receive a certificate and a monetary prize of $500 to be adjusted periodically.
The Winner will be presented the award at the HHREC Human Rights Institute for High School Student Leaders.
Process & Nomination Criteria
1. The Letter of Nomination should state clearly why the candidate merits this honor. Please give specific examples as to why this student stands apart from other students.
2. Candidates must show promise of leadership, be in good academic standing and demonstrate meaningful contributions to their community.
3. The Letter of Nomination should be submitted on school letterhead.
4. Both the letter and the associated application form should be submitted to HHREC Director of Education, Steve Goldberg firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 1, 2024.
2023 Award Winners
Izzy Sampere and Allie Cooper
Byram Hills High School
Mary Grace Henry
Bianca Maria Caggiano