Spirit of Anne Frank Awards (SAFA) -
"Human greatness does not lie in
wealth or power, but in character and goodness.”
― Anne Frank
The mission of the Anne Frank Center is to share the diary and spirit of Anne Frank to advance her legacy, to educate young people and communities about the dangers of intolerance, anti-Semitism, racism, and discrimination, and to inspire the next generation to build a world based on mutual respect.
About the Awards
Each year in celebration of Anne Frank's birthday, the AFC hosts the Spirit of Anne Frank Awards (SAFA) to recognize worthy students, educators, citizens, peacemakers, and role models who uphold Anne's ideals of hope, justice, and equality. Scholarship and humanitarian award recipients are selected based on their extraordinary social and humanitarian efforts to engender understanding, equality, and mutual respect among diverse populations of people.
Our SAFA Scholarships are given out each year to graduating high school seniors who have proven themselves exceptional leaders in combating intolerance, prejudice, and injustice in their schools and communities. We offer these awards to those who have been inspired by Anne Frank's story, who promote respect for all humanity, and whose humanitarian efforts continue her legacy today.
High school seniors in the United States who will be attending a four-year college in the following fall can apply for the Anne Frank Center SAFA Scholarships. Prize amounts and the number of awards available vary by year, but typically include multiple scholarships ranging from $1000 to $5000 as a stipend towards an accredited college education. Award winners are recognized at the annual awards ceremony held in New York City in June of each year and given the opportunity to remain engaged as a Youth Ambassador with the Anne Frank Center USA.
How To Apply
Scholarship candidates who meet the eligibility requirements must complete an online application, including submission of an essay, letters of reference, and acknowledgement of the SAFA Scholarship Terms & Conditions.
Application Deadline: February 28, 2019.
Winners are recognized and invited to attend the annual SAFA fundraising gala and awards ceremony in New York City. This year's event is Monday, June 17, 2019.