Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Posted by National Association of Secondary School Principals on August 31, 2015

Students Invited to Apply for Prudential Spirit of Community Awards


Created by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program honors middle and high school students in the United States who volunteer in communities at home or abroad.

Local honorees are selected by school principals, Girl Scout councils, county 4-H groups, American Red Cross chapters, YMCAs, and affiliates of the HandsOn Network. Several students in each state and the District of Columbia will be named runners-up, with one middle level and one high school student named a state honoree. State honorees will receive a $1,000 award, a silver medallion, and all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in May for special recognition events.

In Washington, a national committee will select America’s top youth volunteers from among the state honorees. National honorees will receive a $5,000 award, a gold medallion, a crystal trophy for their nominating school or organization, and a $5,000 grant from the Prudential Foundation for a charitable organization of their choice.

Students in grades 5-12 are eligible to apply for the 2016 awards if they have volunteered in the past year.

The application period for the 2016 awards will begin in September. For complete program information and application procedures, visit the awards program website.

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