Anne Frank was born on June 12th, 1929. Ninety years on, her legacy of hope, empathy and mutual respect endures. Join us in 2019 as we commemorate what would be her 90th birthday at the Spirit of Anne Frank Awards. 

The SAFA Scholarships are given annually to students who have proven themselves exceptional leaders in their communities, schools, or among peers

This leadership is demonstrated in their desire and drive to carry on Anne Frank’s legacy by combating intolerance and striving to create a better world. Interest and involvement should be exhibited by spearheading organizations, programs, or events that address community issues and strive to create positive change. Past winners of these awards have built mobile apps, written books, created documentaries, helped to create legislation, and lead non-profit organizations. 


Applicant Eligibility

In order to apply for this scholarship, you:

● Must be enrolled in a high school in the United States. 

● Must be completing high school in spring 2019.

● Must be attending an accredited undergraduate college/university in the fall of 2019.

● Must be willing and able to attend the Anne Frank Center Gala on June 17, 2019 in New York City. Transportation and accommodation will be provided.


Essay Prompt 

How has Anne Frank’s legacy inspired you to take action in your community? What actions have you taken and how will those efforts be sustained? 


Essay Guidelines & Formatting Requirements

● A 1000-word personal essay is the main component of your application and should focus on how Anne’s legacy inspired you to take action in your community, school, or among peers. 

● You should highlight how you work to combat intolerance, spread positive messaging, and why your work is important to you.

● Please discuss how Anne Frank’s legacy contributed to that inspiration and sustained efforts. We strongly recommend that applicants read Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl and include any themes from the diary that relate to your experience.

● Your essay should be typed, double-spaced, in 12-point font, with 1-inch margins and saved as a PDF.

● Do not submit recycled college essays. An essay that is not directed toward this specific scholarship will not be considered.


Submission Requirements

● Applicants must submit the 1000 word personal essay.

● Applicants must submit 2 letters of recommendation from people familiar with your work.

● Applicants and parents must complete the Terms and Conditions Page and upload the signed page as a PDF or JPG. 


Optional Additional Materials

You may submit items that support your essay by further demonstrating your involvement and leadership. These can be photos, or videos that document your work, published articles. DO NOT send transcripts, lists of volunteer hours, or recycled essays.

Anne Frank was born on June 12th, 1929. Ninety years on, her legacy of hope, empathy and mutual respect endures. Join us in 2019 as we commemorate what would be her 90th birthday at the Spirit of Anne Frank Awards. 

The SAFA Outstanding Educator Awards are given annually to educational leaders who have proven exceptional in their schools, institutions, and communities

This leadership is demonstrated in their desire and drive to carry on Anne Frank’s legacy by inspiring the next generation of humanitarians through their example of fostering awareness and combating intolerance. Interest and involvement should be exhibited through innovative curriculum and/or by spearheading initiatives that address human rights and strive to create positive change. Past winners of these awards include classroom teachers, school administrators, museum educators, community organizers, nonprofit founders, and others. 


Nominee Eligibility

● Educators may self-nominate 

or 

● An applicant may nominate on behalf of an educator
 

● Nominees must be a teacher or administrator at a public, private, charter, or online school in the United States. 

or

● Must be an educator or administrator at a museum or other cultural institution in the United States whose mission is education. 


Essay Prompt 

How has Anne Frank’s legacy inspired the nominee to take action in the classroom, institution, or community? What actions have been taken and how will those efforts be sustained? 


Essay Guidelines & Formatting Requirements 

● A 500-word essay is the main component of the application and should focus on how Anne’s legacy inspired actions in the classroom, institution, or community. 

● You should highlight how the nominee works to combat intolerance, spread positive messaging, and why the work is important to you.

● Please discuss how Anne Frank’s legacy contributed to that inspiration and sustained efforts. We strongly recommend that applicants and nominees read Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl and include any themes from the diary that relate to your experience.

● Your essay should be typed, double-spaced, in 12-point font, with 1-inch margins and saved as a PDF.


Submission Requirements

● Applicants must submit the 500 word essay.

● Applicants must complete the Terms and Conditions Page and upload the signed page as a PDF or JPG. 

● You may also submit items that support your essay by further demonstrating your/their involvement and leadership. These can be photos or videos that document work, published articles, or any other documents that support the story.

The Anne Frank Center USA