The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.
In each state and Washington, D.C., the top middle level, and high school youth volunteer will be named State Honorees and will receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., in late April. Runners-up will also be selected in each state and named Distinguished Finalists, receiving a bronze medallion. Other state-level winners will receive Certificates of Excellence. All state-level honorees will be announced in February. 10 of the State Honorees will be named America’s top youth volunteers of the year. These National Honorees will receive $5,000 awards, engraved gold medallions, crystal trophies for their schools or organizations, and $5,000 grants from The Prudential Foundation for nonprofit charitable organizations of their choice. Local Honorees who qualify can also receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
Applicants must be in grades 5-12 as of the scholarship deadline each year and be a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C. Must have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of the application and submit a completed application to a school or the head of an official designated local organization by November 6th. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.