Award recipients will be announced in June 2013.
Each applicant is required to have 2 references (or 3 if the teen is self-nominated). Family members and nominators are not eligible as references.
References may be submitted by anyone other than a member of the applicant's family or the applicant's nominator.
Teens may choose to self-nominate, in which case they do not need to fill out a separate nomination form.
Based on the Jewish concept of tikkun olam (“repairing the world”), the Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards seek to recognize teens who are exceptional role models in their communities and beyond.
The Awards celebrate teens who have demonstrated remarkable leadership and are actively engaged in projects which embody the values of tikkun olam. Teen projects may benefit the Jewish community or the general community.
Up to ten teens, five from California and five from other communities across the country, will be selected to receive $36,000 each, to be used to further their vision for tikkun olam or their education.