Centropa Summer Academy 2023: Application for US teachers

Welcome! We are delighted you are interested in our 2023 Centropa Summer Academy (CSA), which will take place in Vienna and Prague, 4-12 July. You can learn more about it at www.csa2023.centropa.org.

The call for European and Israeli educators is expected to open in late February.

We welcome applications from middle/high school teachers, county/district education/school administrators, & museum/Holocaust organization educators. We primarily have funding for public school educators from New Jersey; Baltimore, MD; South Carolina; North Carolina; Florida; Houston, TX; and Los Angeles. Preference will go to those who have used Centropa creatively and can show that Centropa will be a key resource in their teaching.

We estimate the total cost of the trip—including air fare—will be $5,000, and will follow these guidelines for covering trip costs for those accepted:

  • Public school educators
    We will pay for your air fare and most ground costs (see below), including hotel. We appreciate any other funding you might be able to contribute, from a PTO/PTA, your school, a local organization, or other sources.
  • The Milton Wolf Prize in Student Advocacy Teacher Scholarships
    New this year! We have scholarships for two US public school teachers (grades 6-12) who assign to their students Centropa’s student civic project competition. To learn more details continue with this application.
  • Private school & university, museum, and organization educators
    We ask that your institution cover the entire cost of the trip.

All participants whose air fare & ground expenses in Berlin we cover must pay a $100 registration fee. All participants must purchase travel medical/trip insurance, cover your rides to/from airports, and pay for meals on free evenings.

Recommendation: write/save your answers in Word as you fill out this application in case they do not save properly.

The deadline for applications in North America is Monday, February 27, 2023. European and Israeli applications will be available at a later date.

Questions? Contact Lauren Granite at granite [at] centropa.org (granite[at]centropa[dot]org).

Lauren & the Centropa Team 

Email address - fill this out first

After entering your email address, you will have the option to save this form as a draft (recommended), after which you will receive an email with a link you can use to continue the application when you are ready.

Personal details

Workplace details

Title of the School or Organization you work for
Organization Address
Educator Role
How would you define your role as an educator? Choose the one that describes your primary role. 
What subject do you teach or supervise?

Please check all that apply.

Organization details

We'd like to learn about your school, district, or organization and the students or population you serve. 

Is your school a Title One school?

Professional details

Paint us a picture of what you do professionally. Use the following questions as guidelines:

  • Classroom teachers: what grades/classes do you teach? How many students?
  • Administrators, museum educators: briefly describe your role and the educational programs you run.
  • Teachers: What is the most important thing you teach your students? Why? How do you teach it? 
  • Administrators: What is the most important thing you want to support and teach your teachers to teach? Why? How do you do that?
If you are accepted, you will need to be comfortable spending time and connecting with teachers from other cultures. Describe something that illustrates your curiosity about others, and your interest in and ability to successfully work with people from other cultural, religious, and ethnic backgrounds. 

Centropa resources

Have you ever used Centropa's education resources?

Please show us that you understand what we offer educators by doing the following:

  1. Go to the interviews at www.centropa.org and choose a country.
  2. Select a family name from the biographies, read the interview, and look at the photos from that family. Tell us how you would use these materials - or other stories - in your classes or work.
  3. Please watch one film from our film page (www.centropa.org/en/films), and tell us how you might use it in class.


Including air fare, we estimate that the total cost of the trip will be $5,000, and we try to raise the funds for as many teachers as possible. However, we are small non-profit and money is often tight, so we ask CSA applicants to look for any school, county, state, or local funding you might apply for to help support the cost of your trip, and to tell us here any amount you think you might be able to cover towards the cost of your flights or ground expenses (i.e., in addition to the $100 registration fee, travel/medical insurance, rides to/from airports, and meals on free evenings).

Apply for a Milton Wolf Prize in Student Advocacy Teacher Scholarship

The Milton Wolf Prize in Student Advocacy is a civics student competition for US public school students, grades 6-12. Students identify a community problem, research the problem, research how local individuals and organizations are addressing the problem, create a visual presentation, and then do a presentation to people outside their school/class to advocate for others to get involved in helping with that problem. Students submit their project and proof of presentation, and can win cash prizes.

US public school teachers who assign the Milton Wolf Project to their classes can apply for a Centropa Summer Academy Milton Wolf scholarship; we have two for this year. If you are selected, attending the Summer Academy is contingent on your students submitting their projects by the deadline, which is April 28, 2023.  

Teachers awarded the Milton Wolf Scholarship will be expected to present their adaptation of the Milton Wolf Project and their students’ work to other US teachers during the Summer Academy. They will also be responsible for covering the same costs as other participants: trip/medical coverage, getting to/from the airport, $100 registration fee. 

If you would like to know more before applying, contact Lauren Granite at granite@centropa.org

Milton Wolf Prize

Before applying for this scholarship, we ask that you carefully review the Milton Wolf Prize in Student Advocacy website and review the requirements on the FAQ page to ensure that you and your students will be able to meet the deadline (April 28, 2023) and project criteria.

After you have read through the website, and if you would like to apply for a Milton Wolf Teacher Scholarship to the CSA, please answer the below questions.

If you decide not to do the project, please click “no” above.


As a non-profit with a small staff, Centropa relies on our community of educators to expand our educational network and resources. For this reason, we ask you to read the following and acknowledge that, if you are accepted to the 2023 Centropa Summer Academy, by filling out this application you agree to partnering with us in the following ways: 

  • use Centropa's resources in your classroom or school district in the coming school year; if you use any lesson plans or projects from our website in your classes, you will let us know what you used, how you used them, and the students' responses;
  • share your lesson, projects, or programs with Centropa at no charge;
  • fill out a survey after the Summer Academy, and another follow-up survey after six months about how you use Centropa - we will use your comments in our reporting to donors;
  • introduce Centropa to your colleagues;
  • you give us permission to use photographs we take of you for our PR materials and reports to the supporting foundations;
  • if you publish exhibitions, websites, theater productions, or anything else that has been generated by your participation in our programs, you agree to use our name and logo (which we will send you upon request);
  • if you contact any speaker you have met through Centropa you will inform us.

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