College of Arts & Sciences

Alfred and Anita Schnog Travel Award

The Alfred and Anita Schnog Travel Award for Holocaust Studies provides grants of up to $4,000 for travel to international sites OR up to $3,000 for travel to domestic sites to engage in faculty-mentored applied learning projects examining the social, cultural, and geo-political forces that enabled the Holocaust to occur as well as its impact and legacy.

The award is available to UNCW sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students with a GPA of 3.0 or above. Recipients have traveled to France, Germany, Greece, Poland, and Serbia, as well as Boston and New York City, to study the Holocaust.

Awardees present their research findings at the Schnog Travel Award Project Showcase, which is attended by members of the Schnog Family Foundation and the UNCW community. 


Application Deadline: January 30, 2023

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Rafferty Photo

"My Schnog Paris trip was transformative. Honestly, I probably never would have gotten to go there without this award." - Kris Rafferty


2022 Schnog Travel Award Project Showcase





Past Recipients and Funded Research Projects

  • 2021/2022

    Madison Stringfellow (Public and International Affairs major) - travel to Belgrade, Serbia to study Yugoslavia's endurance of WWII and the Holocaust; "Lost Stories of Belgrade"

    Thomas McCallister (History major)

    Hannah Thompson (Social Work major)

    Kris Rafferty (English major) - travel to Paris to study the Holocaust

  • 2019/2020

    Kevin Gallagher (History major) - travel to Greece to study the impact of the Holocaust on the Jewish communities of Athens, Ionnina, and Thessaloniki; "La Madre de Israel"

    Robert Murphy (History major) - travel to New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston and Holocaust Memorial Park in NYC; "Holocaust Memorials: Creating a Bridge to the Past"

    Kathryn Fulton (History major)

    Jacob Lamonsoff (History major)

  • 2018/2019

    Stephanie Taylor (History major) - archival research on women forced into prostitution in the Nazi concentration camps of Westerbork, Ravensbruck, and Auschwitz-Birkenau

    Lynn Rawls (History major) - travel to sites in Warsaw and Krakow to examine how the Nazi genocide is commemorated in Poland today and the controversy that has surrounded it

    Emma Cowen (French major) - travel to Lyon, France, investigating the French Resistance during World War II 


Image of Holocause Monument  

Monument to the Jewish Victims of Fascism and Fallen Fighters - Belgrade's Sephardic Jewish Cemetery (photo: Madison Stringfellow)

Schnog Essay Challenge

The first Schnog Essay Challenge called for essays exploring the relationship between Sebastian Haffner, Defying Hitler, and the origins of the Holocaust. The first-place winner received $300; second-place winner $200.

2022 Award Recipients

1st Place - Mikaela Chambers, "Haffner and the Holocaust: How German Behavior and Nazi Strategy Made the Holocaust"

2nd Place - Amanda Piejak, "Origins of the Holocaust"