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.
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.
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.
● 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 & Conditions Form and upload the signed page as a PDF or JPG. Link to Terms & Condition Form: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/7279dd_9f63ca942493482b98eb70ae1fd4e2d5.pdf
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.