The Straus Historical Society fosters educational activities with respect to the settlement of Jews in the United States and, in particular, the family of Lazarus and Sara Straus, their ancestors and their descendants. The focus of the Society's activities on the Straus Family is based on the family's involvement in government, commerce, and philanthropy.
The history of the Straus family is part of world history. It is written for the present. It provokes discussion, imagination and creation. It ties the present with the past and draws pathways to the future.
Thanks to your donations, the Straus Historical Society is pleased to announce that Rachel Joy Boakye, Ania Ruiz Borys, Amy P. Lyons, and Richard Stecker have been selected to each receive a $5,000 Straus Scholarship. The Straus Historical Society Scholarship Program was created with the goal of supporting the continuing education of a graduate student whose professional goal is in the field of public service.
The scholarship committee and the judges are pleased to announce John Farah and Sam Cheuk-Hin Hau as Honorary Straus Scholars for 2022.