About the Awards

Anne Frank Scholarship Awards Our Spirit of Anne Frank Scholarship Awards are given out each year to students who have proven themselves exceptional leaders in combating intolerance, prejudice and injustice in their schools and communities. We offer these awards to those who carry on Anne Frank’s message and legacy of hope, courage, peace, justice and equality. The submissions for these awards should reflect each applicant’s dedication to achieving lasting change. Past winners of these awards have helped to change legislation, have started or run non-profit organizations, and have written books or created documentaries. High School Seniors in the United States who are attending a four year college in the fall of 2017 can apply for our Scholarship Awards. One winner will receive a one-time $5,000 scholarship. Additional runners-up will receive one-time stipends towards their college educations. All winners will be honored by The Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect. Applications will be accepted from January 17 to March 17, 2017. Applications must be submitted online. We are no longer accepting applications by mail.

Qualifications for Applicants

Spirit of Anne Frank Scholarship Students applying for this scholarship must exhibit extraordinary leadership in their schools and communities and a meaningful effort to address issues of social justice. This interest and involvement should be exhibited by a student spearheading organizations, programs or events that address issues of intolerance, prejudice and injustice in their communities.
  • The Scholarships are available to high school seniors in the United States who will be attending a four year college in the fall of 2017.
  • Students must submit a 1,000-word personal essay and two letters of recommendation.
  • The application must be completed online.
We strongly recommend that applicants read Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl. NEXT: HOW TO APPLY