EARN A $1000 SCHOLARSHIP from our FLORA WERTHEIM BEQUEST
Miss Flora Wertheim, a Fredericksburg native, died in 1980 after a lifetime as an educator and community leader. She left a legacy for inspiring young people to learn local history while earning money for college. The Flora Wertheim Bequest was established by the Historical Society to provide an award to the winner of an annual Historical Essay Contest. It was her wish to reward the student who expressed the most enthusiasm in learning the history of Fredericksburg. The award is $1000.
The contest is held annually.
Eligible applicants are Gillespie County resident high school seniors entering freshman level classes at any accredited college in the current or upcoming school year.