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The St. Louis Jewish Light featured B’nai B’rith’s 2024 None Shall Be Afraid Essay Contest, which calls for college students to share their perspectives and solutions to address anti-Semitism on campus. More information about the contest is below.

Read in the St. Louis Jewish Light.

Since Oct. 7, The Jewish Light has published umpteen stories about college students having to confront the rising tide of antisemitism on college campuses. Now B’nai Brith is hoping some of those students are ready to address antisemitism head-on, in their own words. In an essay of under 750 words, students are asked to answer the following question:

“How should universities address and combat verbal threats against Israel and Jews on their campuses?”

In addition to the scholarship, the first-place winner will have their essay featured in the Winter 2024 edition of B’nai B’rith Magazine and published on B’nai B’rith’s website and social media platforms.

  • 1st Place: $2,500 scholarship
  • 2nd Place: $1,000 scholarship
  • 3rd Place: $500 scholarship

Essays should be sent to The deadline to apply is April 25, 2024.

The contest is part of the None Shall Be Afraid initiative, which aims  to keep a focus on antisemitism and anti-Zionism in our society today.

“None Shall Be Afraid” was inspired by the 1790 letter from George Washington to the congregants of Touro Synagogue in Rhode Island, where he quoted Micah 4:4, “Everyone shall sit in safety under his own vine and fig tree and there shall be none to make him afraid.”

For more information about essay requirements and contest rules, please visit the B’nai Brith website.