Application Requirements

Welcome to The Spirit of Anne Frank awards for Outstanding Student, Outstanding Educator, and Outstanding Citizen.   We are pleased you are considering submitting an application.  Each completed application packet has a number of required components.   No application is eligible for consideration unless all components have been submitted.  

OUTSTANDING STUDENT APPLICANTS must submit the following:

1.      Application Form  

          Please click here for the PDF of the application form. This form must be included for your application to be considered complete.

2.      Personal Essay

          Applicants are required to write a 1,000 word essay describing contribution(s) they have made to their community and how their activities and goals are inspired by Anne Frank.

         The essay should focus on a single personal experience that demonstrates a commitment to social justice through peace initiatives, taking a stand against discrimination of any type, reaching out to undeserved communities, or working to bring diverse people together. The essay should also include information about the lasting impact of the student’s activities and initiative. Leadership is an essential component of your activities.

          We strongly recommend that applicants read Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl and include in their essay themes from the diary related to their own life experience.

          The essay should reflect a level of commitment that is similar to our recent winners. Recent winners have started non-profits, helped to change federal law, written a book about a social issue, or directly challenged prejudice while acting as a community leader and visionary. We discourage applicants from enumerating lists of clubs joined, volunteer hours worked, or recycle college essays not related to our mission.

 3.      Letters of Recommendation

          Applicants are also required to provide TWO letters of recommendation (on letterhead*) from supporting sponsors who are personally familiar with the applicant’s contributions. Applicants may not be sponsored by parents or family members.

4.      Supporting Material

          Should you wish to include supporting materials, you may include copies of photographs, newspapers, magazine or online articles, awards and letters of recognition. DO NOT SEND high school transcripts, lists of clubs, volunteer hours, recycled essays,  CDs,  or DVDs.  The Anne Frank Center USA will not return any supporting materials.

 

 

OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AWARD AND OUTSTANDING CITIZEN AWARD applicants must submit the following:

1.   Application Form 

Please click here for the PDF of the application form. This form must be included for your application to be considered complete.

2.   Letter of Recommendation and/or a Personal Essay

         To nominate someone for this award, please submit a letter describing the nominee’s contributions and how their activities and goals are inspired by or relate to Anne Frank and social justice. You must also submit TWO additional letters of recommendation (on letterhead) from sponsors who are also familiar with the nominee’s contributions.

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        For applicants who are applying directly, the applicant must submit a 1,000 word essay describing their contributions and how their activities and goals are inspired by or relate to Anne Frank and social justice. You must also submit TWO letters of recommendation (on letterhead) from sponsors who are also familiar with your contributions.

3.   Supporting Material

Please include supporting materials, such copies of photographs, newspapers, magazine or online articles, a sample of curriculum, awards and letters of recognition.  The Anne Frank Center USA will not return any supporting materials.

*Please note, all letters of recommendation must be on official stationary from the sponsoring person or organization.

 

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