High School Student Awards

Fran Abrams Creative Writing Award

From left: Amal Haddad – 2018 Fran Abrams Creative Writing Award recipient, Fran Abrams – Former AHCMC Grants Director, Suzan Jenkins – AHCMC CEO.
From left: Amal Haddad – 2018 Fran Abrams Creative Writing Award recipient, Fran Abrams – Former AHCMC Grants Director, Suzan Jenkins – AHCMC CEO.

The Fran Abrams Creative Writing Award is available to high school juniors enrolled in a public or non-public high school in Montgomery County, MD who intend to pursue the study of, and/or career in, creative writing.

The award is presented to one recipient following a juried selection process that is based on the artistic merit of original work submitted and the applicant’s commitment to the creative writing discipline, not financial need. The awardee receives an award of $3,000, a mentorship with a professional writer, and the opportunity for the awardee to read their own work during an award ceremony.

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Ida F. Haimovicz Visual Arts Award

From left: Astrid Dong – 2018 Ida F. Haimovicz Visual Arts Award recipient, members of the Haimovicz family.
From left: Astrid Dong – 2018 Ida F. Haimovicz Visual Arts Award recipient, members of the Haimovicz family.

The Ida F. Haimovicz Visual Arts Award is available to high school juniors enrolled in a public or non-public high school in Montgomery County, MD who intend to pursue the study of, and/or career in, the visual arts.

The award is presented to one recipient following a juried selection process that is based on the artistic merit of original work submitted and the applicant’s commitment to the artistic discipline, not financial need. The awardee receives an award of $3,000, a mentorship with a visual arts professional, and a solo exhibition presented in conjunction with an award ceremony.

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