Lowell Milken Center Discovery Award

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Lowell Milken Center Discovery Award

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I wanted to share an really exciting opportunity for students to explore history through project-based learning! The new Lowell Milken Center Discovery Award asks students to use creative talents to research and uncover unsung heroes in history who now serve as models for how to improve the lives of others.

The Lowell Milken Center is a relatively new non-for-profit organization, founded by education philanthropist Lowell Milken in 2007, inspired by a now world famous play by several students in Kansas about Holocaust heroine Irena Sendler, who saved 2,500 Jewish children from the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II

The Lowell Milken Center Discovery Award, which celebrated its inaugural year in 2012, is a unique opportunity for students to use creative talents to research primary sources and develop outstanding projects featuring unsung heroes who changed the course of history but are largely unsung in the history books. The award is open to student between 4th- and 12- grade and comes with three different cash prizes: First place is $10,000, second place is $2,000 and third place is $1000. Discovery award submissions can take the form of a documentary film, a stage production or a website.

For more information on how to apply, selection criteria and eligibility visit the Lowell Milken Center website.

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