Spirit of Anne Frank Awards

February 19, 2016
Maximum Award: 
High school seniors

The Anne Frank Center is looking for high school seniors that have played a leadership role in their community. The Spirit of Anne Frank Award will go to a student who has exhibited some of the principles and ideals of Anne Frank.  The Center suggests that some of the following activities are possible examples:

  • Acting as spokespersons for tolerance;
  • On a daily basis, having the courage to be bridge builders and peacemakers;
  • Creating in programs that address intolerance, violence prevention and conflict resolution;
  • Standing up against intolerance by leading or participating in community-based organizations.

Applicants are asked to write a 1000 word essay describing a contribution they have made to their community and how their goals are inspired by Anne Frank. The essay should deal with a single experience that shows their commitment to social justice. Applicants are also asked to provide two letters of recommendation and any supporting materials that addresses the contributions.

They also advise applicants to read Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl and include in their essay themes from the diary that relate to their own life experience.

Submissions are accepted by MAIL ONLY. They will NOT accept applications by email or fax.

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