Academic Honors Awards

About the CJHPS Academic Honors Awards

First launched in 2020-21, the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies (CJHPS) recognizes students producing exceptional work in the areas of Judaic, Holocaust, Genocide and Peace Studies through its annual CJHPS Student Academic Honors Awards.

2023-24 Call for Submissions

CJHPS is accepting submissions for its 2023-24 CJHPS Academic Honors Awards (Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies minor). The Awards celebrate and honor (1) an App State student in a JHP cross-listed class in 2023-24 and/or (2) an App State student who has otherwise engaged in and completed exceptional research and/or artistic endeavors directly related to Judaic, Holocaust, Genocide or Peace Studies during this time.

The first-place award includes a $250 cash prize, the runner-up award includes a $100 cash prize and all other participants will be recognized for their submissions. The recipient may also be invited to present their work at a future Center event.


  1. Faculty, advisors or mentors may nominate a student by submitting a short explanation of why the work should be considered along with the student's work.
  2. Self-nominations and submissions can be made including a brief reflection on the strengths and contributions of the work. Submit work with the attached statement.
  3. Submissions can be original artistic work or research on topics relating to Judaic, Holocaust, Genocide or Peace Studies.
  4. Submit the statement and work to and no later than April 15, 2024, by Noon.

The CJHPS Award Committee, composed of Center-affiliated faculty, will review the submissions. The winner and honorable mention will be presented at the end-of-the-year CJHPS Annual Student Awards Ceremony on May 2, 2024, at 3 p.m.

For more information, please contact the Center at (828) 262-2311 or