Prudential Emerging Visionaries

Amount:
$15,000
Deadline:
November 2, 2024
Awards Available: 25

Scholarship Description

Prudential Emerging Visionaries recognizes young people, ages 14 to 18, for their inspiring commitment to change. Those selected may qualify for up to $15,000 in awards, an all-expenses-paid trip with their parent or guardian to Prudential headquarters in Newark, New Jersey, and coaching and skills development to help take their initiative to the next level.

Eligibility

  • Must be between the ages of 14 - 18 when applying and not older than 18 by the end of the entry period
  • Must be legal residents of the United States or Puerto Rico
  • Must have started their project on or before June 1st

Application Process

  • One application per person.
  • Applications must be submitted in English.
  • Prudential Emerging Visionaries and Prudential Spirit of Community National Honorees and State Honorees are NOT eligible to apply.
  • Employees and their children and grandchildren of Prudential, Ashoka, Financial Health Network, or its affiliates and participating advertising and promotion agencies are NOT eligible to apply.

Evaluation Criteria

The selection committee will be looking for changemakers who provide strong answers to a range of questions about what your initiative does, how it runs, and your changemaking story.

Entries will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • Innovation – Are you thinking innovatively to build financial health and resiliency or to solve social issues within your community?
  • Potential to Scale – Do you have a vision for the future? Will this innovation create meaningful impact, and does it have the ability to scale even beyond your own community?
  • Connection – Do you show a deep understanding of a problem or barrier you are trying to solve, and do you have a deep connection to the community you are bringing your solution to?
  • Changemaker Quality – Are you passionate about making a change for the good of all, ready to show leadership or take action to solve a problem, and looking to activate others?

In addition to our evaluation criteria described above, winners will be selected to represent the diversity of applications received. Diversity can be showcased in the target audience of a project, its partners, or the individual or team representing it. Diversity will refer to: gender, accessibility, ethnicity, race, age, and geography.

Prudential Emerging Visionaries is sponsored by Prudential in collaboration with Ashoka, a leading organization in the social impact sector. Financial health advisory support is provided by the Financial Health Network.

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