Do Something Awards for young community volunteers

Posted by on November 24, 2008

Young Community Volunteers Invited to Apply for Do Something Awards
Deadline: March 1, 2009

The Do Something Awards, formerly the Brick Awards, are designed to provide recognition and funding for young community volunteers.

Do Something Award Winners receive a community grant, participation in a special award ceremony, media coverage, and continued support from Do Something (

In the 2009 program, five winners will receive a minimum of $10,000 in community grants and scholarships. (Only winners 18 and under are eligible for a scholarship of $5,000 and a $5,000 community grant; winners between the ages of 19 and 25 will receive their entire award in the form of a community grant.) Of the five winners, one will be selected as the grand-prize winner and will receive a total of $100,000 in community grants, paid directly to the nonprofit of his or her choice.

Do Something Award applications go through two stages. First, the Do Something Award Academy (comprised of former winners) reads through all the applications and selects the finalists. Finalists are then flown to New York City for interviews with representatives from the Do Something Award Selection Committee.

The five Do Something Award winners will be announced in the spring of 2009. The grand-prize winner will be announced in the summer of 2009.

Visit the Do Something Web site for complete program guidelines.

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