*Minne means “memory” in Norwegian
The MINNE Holocaust Fellows program annually selects college students to participate in two programs throughout the year to acquire a more in depth knowledge of the Holocaust and of Israel. Awards for the participation of these two programs comes through the MINNE Fund which is a fund of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation.
The MINNE Fellowships program was created due to the generosity of Peder Alfred Friiso (1919-2014) of Norway. He was a kind man of strong Christian convictions who was deeply affected by the crimes perpetrated by the Nazis and their collaborators, including Norwegians. He also had a love for the Jewish people and the State of Israel. Upon his death, he made a bequest to fund a program that would help Israel and also educate about the Holocaust. He asked his nephew Geir Friiso of Minneapolis to find a way to make his desire become reality. The MINNE Fellowships program was established to honor his wish.
Note: because of scheduling problems, this year only one program will be offered: The Jewish Community Relations Council U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum visit.
- Holocaust museum (DC) visit: Thursday, April 23, 2020
- Program details
- Students who have been awarded to participate in this program will receive a full scholarship for participation
- Following this trip, participating students will be asked to either participate in a community program or host a program (with guidance and support from the Israel Center and the JCRC)
- Deadline for application submissions is February 28, 2020 at 9pm
- The selected students are expected to provide one educational project following the trip, share with others what they learned, or participate in a community program
- Selected students will be notified of award by March 10, 2020
Eligibility & Information:
- Must be a US citizen
- Must be a registered, full-time student with at least one year left on campus.
- Must be a sophomore or above
- Must have 3.0 Grade point level and above.