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Spirit of Anne Frank Awards

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.

Sixth City Marketing College Scholarship

Sixth City Marketing is proud to announce that we will be offering an annual $1,500 one-time scholarship for incoming and current college and university students. The money will be dispersed beginning the fall semester of the 2019-2020 school year.

To apply for the Sixth City Marketing College Scholarship, eligible students will write an essay of 500 words or more about how the internet has impacted or influenced them in their chosen career path/studies. This could include through social media, website development and design, video production or a digital campaign.

There should be content that supports how any of these aspects influenced you and your future career or choice of study. Out of the box and creative topics are a plus.

  • Enrollment/enrolling at an accredited institute, college or university (funds will be dispersed to the financial aid office directly)
  • The essay needs to be provided in Word or PDF formats
  1. Incoming freshmen
  2. Undergraduate and graduate students
  3. No age requirement

**Students must be enrolled full-time in an accredited university or college in the United States for the coming fall 2019 semester.

The Great Unknowns Scholarship

Kia Motors America, Inc. (KMA) has established a scholarship program to assist students who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

Our goal is to discover and reward students who embody the spirit of “Give It Everything,” and help them pursue their academic dreams.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.


Applicants to The Great Unknowns Scholarship must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a high school senior or graduate, or a current postsecondary undergraduate.
  • Be age 24 and under, as of the March 13, 2019, application deadline.
  • Reside in the United States as a legal citizen.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire upcoming 2019-20 academic year.

Selection Criteria for Finalists and Recipients

Applicants will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Academic performance.
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities.
  • Financial need. Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to be considered for an award.
  • Applicant Essay – “How I Give it Everything.”  We want to know how you embody the spirit of Give it Everything in your life.
  • A letter of recommendation from a person of standing within the community; for example, a pastor, employer, mayor, police officer, teacher, or other.  The letter should address how the applicant embodies the spirit of Give it Everything as they pursue their goals.

From all submitted applications, Scholarship America will select 100 finalists based upon the first four criteria listed above; academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, and financial need.

From the 100 finalists, KMA will select 16 recipients based upon all selection criteria listed above.

Required Documents

As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, and grades, credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.
  • A letter of recommendation from a person of standing within the community; for example, a pastor, employer, mayor, police officer, teacher, or other.

If you are selected as a recipient you will be required to submit the following in order to receive your award:

  • Signed Code of Conduct Agreement
  • Up to two minute video explaining how you “Give it Everything” and how the award will impact your future.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

Spirit of Anne Frank Awards (SAFA) Scholarship

Anne Frank was born on June 12th, 1929. Ninety years on, her legacy of hope, empathy and mutual respect endures. Join us in 2019 as we commemorate what would be her 90th birthday at the Spirit of Anne Frank Awards. 

The SAFA Scholarships are given annually to students who have proven themselves exceptional leaders in their communities, schools, or among peers.

This leadership is demonstrated in their desire and drive to carry on Anne Frank’s legacy by combating intolerance and striving to create a better world. Interest and involvement should be exhibited by spearheading organizations, programs, or events that address community issues and strive to create positive change. Past winners of these awards have built mobile apps, written books, created documentaries, helped to create legislation, and lead non-profit organizations.

Applicant Eligibility

In order to apply for this scholarship, you:

● Must be enrolled in a high school in the United States.

● Must be completing high school in spring 2019.

● Must be attending an accredited undergraduate college/university in the fall of 2019.

● Must be willing and able to attend the Anne Frank Center Gala on June 17, 2019 in New York City. Transportation and accommodation will be provided.

Essay Prompt 

How has Anne Frank’s legacy inspired you to take action in your community? What actions have you taken and how will those efforts be sustained?

Essay Guidelines & Formatting Requirements

● A 1000-word personal essay is the main component of your application and should focus on how Anne’s legacy inspired you to take action in your community, school, or among peers.

● You should highlight how you work to combat intolerance, spread positive messaging, and why your work is important to you.

● Please discuss how Anne Frank’s legacy contributed to that inspiration and sustained efforts. We strongly recommend that applicants read Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl and include any themes from the diary that relate to your experience.

● Your essay should be typed, double-spaced, in 12-point font, with 1-inch margins and saved as a PDF.

● Do not submit recycled college essays. An essay that is not directed toward this specific scholarship will not be considered.

Submission Requirements

● Applicants must submit the 1000 word personal essay.

● Applicants must submit 2 letters of recommendation from people familiar with your work.

● Applicants and parents must complete the Terms & Conditions Form and upload the signed page as a PDF or JPG. Link to Terms & Condition Form:

Optional Additional Materials

You may submit items that support your essay by further demonstrating your involvement and leadership. These can be photos, or videos that document your work, published articles. DO NOT send transcripts, lists of volunteer hours, or recycled essays.

Scholarship for Orphans and Half-Orphans by EduBirdie

If you’re a student from a single parent household or a student who has sadly lost both your parents, then we want to give you the opportunity to apply for one of our scholarships. We understand the importance of education and we want to make someone’s academic journey that little bit easier.

We’re offering students $1000 scholarships to use for their own educational purposes, whether that’s tuition, college books, equipment, or loans.

Eligibility Requirements for the Edubirdie Scholarship

We created our scholarship to try and help students avoid the financial hardships that people can so easily experience.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must be:

  • A full-time student at a high school, college or university
  • From a single parent or parentless household
  • Aged 17 years old and over

Application Process and Requirements

If you are interested in applying for the scholarship you will need to submit the following information:

  • A little bit about yourself (contact information, age, university, college or school)
  • Links to your social media accounts
  • Share information about scholarship on social media
  • A 500-800 words essay on one of the following topics:
    • “Do we still need grades in modern educational system?”
    • “Information overload: the bane of modern world. How can we help the students to deal with it?”
    • “Standardized testing: a conventional way of checking the results of education or a new caste system?”

This essay should be submitted in English language. All entries should be original and free of plagiarism! Each essay will be checked with a professional plagiarism checker and any non-unique piece will be declined.*

Scholarship Terms and Conditions

By entering the contest or accepting a scholarship, you agree to conform to all federal, state and local laws and regulations.

  • The recipient should meet all the requirements listed above in order to receive the scholarship. If we find out that a student no longer meets the eligibility requirements we will, unfortunately, have either revoke or take back the scholarship prize
  • Scholarship points are not transferable from one academic year to the next, and the awards are not guaranteed to be renewed, if a student decides they want to apply again they will need to go through the standard application process
  • Edubirdie sponsored scholarships must be used on tuition, school books, equipment for academic use, and other academic fees. The scholarship is not transferrable and cannot be exchanged for any monetary value whatsoever.
  • All winners will be contacted via e-mail. If we don’t hear back in 7 days, we will have to offer the scholarship to somebody else
  • The scholarship winners will receive instructions from Edubirdie on how to receive the scholarship
  • Failure to follow the specified instruction by the deadline will disqualify the recipient from receiving the award
  • Award notifications might be dependent on the number of submitted scholarship applications and may take from 2 weeks before to 2 weeks after the start date of the program or term of study.

Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity Ethics Essay Contest


  • First Prize – $ 5,000
  • Second Prize – $ 2,500
  • Third Prize – $ 1,500
  • Two Honorable Mentions – $ 500 Each


  • Registered undergraduate full-time Juniors or Seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States during the Fall 2018 Semester.

2019 Essay Topic:

Articulate with clarity an ethical issue that you have encountered and analyze what it has taught you about ethics and yourself. Note that the most engaging essays often reflect deeply on a particularly meaningful experience or episode in one’s life. That approach could focus ethical reflection on:

  • A personal issue
    A family matter
    A travel incident
    An academic inquiry
    A dilemma in literature or film
    A recent article or editorial in a major newspaper
    A current conflict in American life
    An international crisis

Write about any specific topic you wish, provided it explores an ethical problem, question, issue, or concern.

Ayn Rand The Fountainhead Essay Contest

Open to 11th and 12th grade students as well as undergraduate and graduate students.  Must submit an essay on one of the topics that can be found on the website.  Please see the website for submission details.

Signet Classics Student Scholarship Essay Contest

$1,000 scholarship opportunity!

Eligibility requirements:

  • 11th and 12th grade full time students, ages 16-18 if homeschooled
  • US resident
  • Write an essay answering one of the contest questions about “The Tempest”
  • Essay must be submitted through an English teacher to prove validity

See website for all the details!

Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships

Applicant guidelines:

  • Must reside in the US and be a US citizen
  • Must be at least 21 year of age and no older than 31 years of age as of 4/30/17
  • Must submit through the website
  • 250 word introduction to your work (no more than 1 page)
  • Ten pages of poems

Please see the website for details and to apply

ACES The Society for Editing Education Fund Scholarships

Eligibility: Applicants must be seeking college or university degrees and be enrolled as juniors, seniors or graduate students during the summer and/or fall term in 2017. Scholarships are awarded without regard to the student’s major or field of academic concentration. Previous scholarship winners are not eligible. Students in countries other than the United States may apply as well.  Applicants should have a commitment to a career in the editing of written materials and demonstrate effectiveness in doing so.

A resume, references and an essay are required.  Applicants also have to write a one line summary or headline for news stories provided.  Please see the website for full details.