Anne Frank Outstanding Scholarship Award is an opportunity for high school students planning to attend a four-year college to qualify for a scholarship. They must be leaders in their communities who take a stand against discrimination.
Applying students must complete a 1,000 word essay describing how the life of Anne Frank has inspired them to take a stand against prejudice and discrimination. Students are encouraged to use a personal experience to relate how this topic has touched their lives. Two letters of recommendation are also required.
Anne Frank's diary writings during the two years she and her family lived in hiding from the Nazis in Amsterdam were later published and became a powerful book about the Holocaust as well as prejudice and discrimination. Students are encouraged to read the book containing her writings, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, before applying.
The scholarship is funded by The Anne Frank Center USA, a non-profit organization founded in 1977 by Anne's father and located in New York. The center contains exhibits pertaining to Anne's family as well as her diary writings. The center is dedicated to her memory and also strives to teach young people about the dangers of intolerance, anti-Semitism, racism and discrimination in society.
The deadline for this scholarship is usually in MARCH of each year, and the award amount is usually $10,000.
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