Community service projects benefit those around you, provide valuable learning experiences, and add an impressive dimension to your resume. They also provide numerous opportunities for community service scholarships, such as this week's Scholarship of the Week. The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes seeks to award young people who initiate significant service projects as elementary or high school students.
The Barron Prize is awarded to young people who have created a service project that has positively affected other people, animals, or the planet. The project should go beyond fulfilling a school requirement or overcoming a personal challenge and should touch the lives of others and be capable of inspiring others to also make a difference. Students interested in applying will have to write a scholarship essay describing their project, and will also need three letters of recommendation and a letter from an adult nominator who is familiar with their work.
Prize: $2,500 to be applied towards the winner's higher education or continuing their service project>/p>
Eligibility: Applicants must be between the ages of 8 and 18 by April 30, 2009 and must be legal residents of the United States or Canada. Students must be nominated by an adult who is familiar with their project and must be nominated as individuals, not as groups.
Deadline: April 30, 2009
Required Material: The student nominee and the adult nominator must each complete an essay of no more than 1,500 words describing the nominee's service project. Applicants must also provide three letters of recommendation. Additional reference materials are also welcome.
Further details about the application process can be found by conducting a free college scholarship search on Scholarships.com. Once the search is completed, students eligible for this scholarship award will find it in their search results.