Eva Lassman Awards

History

Eva Lassman Memorial Student Research Award

Each year, in honor of the life and memory of Holocaust survivor and educator Eva Lassman, the Institute for Hate Studies presents the Eva Lassman Memorial Student Research Award to individuals and organizations dedicated to combating hate. Eva was the first recipient of the Take Action Against Hate Award in 2009 at age 90.

For more information about Eva's incredible life, see:

If you are interested in making a gift to the Eva Lassman Memorial Fund, you can do so by contacting the Institute at (509) 313-3665 or through email

Take Action Against Hate Award

The Take Action Against Hate Award was created in 2009 in order to honor those who have dedicated their lives, careers, and/or companies in the name of fighting hate.

Recepients

Eva Lassman Memorial Student Research Award

2017 Inaugural Award Recipient

Marnie Rorholm, Doctoral Program in Leadership Studies, The Pink Triangle Prisoners: Memorializing Homophobia and the Holocaust

Take Action Against Hate Award Recipients:

2013

  • Linda Pall, J.D., Ph.D.
  • World Outside My Shoes (Carl and Teresa Wilkens)

2012

  • Rev. Happy Watkins, New. Hope Baptist Church
  • Kootenai County Task Force on Human Relations

2011

  • Mary Stamp, Editor, The Fig Tree
  • Partners with Families and Children; Spokane

2010

  • Dr. Raymond Reyes, Associate Academic Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Gonzaga University
  • Human Rights Education Institute, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

2009

  • Eva Lassman

Overview

In 2017, the Gonzaga Institute for Hate Studies (GIHS) announced the availability of one $700 award to support Gonzaga undergraduate and graduate students who are engaged in research projects that address issues of hate.

Any student currently enrolled and in good standing in an undergraduate, graduate or professional studies program (e.g. law, business) at Gonzaga may apply. Award recipient must remain enrolled and in good standing at Gonzaga during the award period.

Eva Lassman Memorial Student Research Award (ELMSRA) Application (This link will take you to SharePoint.)

Annual Submission Deadline: March 1

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