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Allan Malamud Scholarship Essays

Allan Malamud Memorial Award

When Los Angeles Times Sportswriter and Hall of Fame Inductee Allan Malamud passed away in September 1996, many of his friends, led by Hall of Fame sportswriter Mitch Chortkoff, established the Allan Malamud Memorial Award.

The award is a scholarship presented periodically to a high school or university student planning a career in print or broadcast journalism. The SCJSHOF administrates scholarship fund.

A highly respected journalist for the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner for 25 years before joining the L.A. Times in 1989, Malamud's daily "Notes On A Scorecard" column was a favorite of Southern California sports page readers.  

Allan Malamud was born and raised in L.A., and was a graduate of Los Angeles High School and the University of Southern California.

2018 Jack Dorfman – El Camino Real
2015 Alec Neimand: – Chaminade Prep High School
2014 Elijah Zabludoff: – St. John Bosco High School
2011 Andrew Kallick: – Brentwood School
2010 Isaac Rosenthal: – Venice High School
2004 Steven Dunst: – Harvard Westlake High School
2003 Matthew Kaplan: – Claremont High School
2001 Nevin Barich: – Cleveland High School
2000 Aaron Levine: – Calabasas High School
1997 Rich Hammond: – Narbonne High School

Victoria Aarons holds the position of O. R. & Eva Mitchell Distinguished Professor of Literature in the English Department at Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. She is the author of A Measure of Memory: Storytelling and Identity in American Jewish Fiction and What Happened to Abraham? Reinventing the Covenant in American Jewish Fiction, co-editor of The New Diaspora:The Changing Landscape of American Jewish Fiction (Wayne State University Press, 2015), and co-author with Alan L. Berger of the forthcoming book Third-Generation Holocaust Representation: Trauma, History, and Memory. Aarons has published over seventy scholarly essays in journals and book collections, is on the editorial board of a number of journals, and is a judge for the Edward Lewis Wallant Award.

Gustavo Sánchez Canales teaches English at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid where he is also vice dean for Research. He has published book chapters and articles on Saul Bellow, Michael Chabon, Nathan Englander, Rebecca Goldstein, Allegra Goodman, Bernard Malamud, Cynthia Ozick, Chaim Potok, and Philip Roth, among others.