Awards are provided in the amount of $1,000 for state honorees and an additional $5,000 for national honorees. Students who are selected to receive a scholarship through this program will also receive an engraved commemorative plaque as well as an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C.
Two winners will be selected for each state and the District of Columbia. A total of 102 awards will be provided.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards recognize and honor students in middle and high school who have shown a strong commitment to their communities through volunteer work and service. The program was created in 1995 and is sponsored by Prudential in cooperation with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Local honorees are selected through participating schools and organizations in November, and from these selected winners, two state honorees are chosen in each state and the District of Columbia. Finally, ten national honorees will be chosen by a panel of prominent evaluators and announced at a special awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. in May. Applicants must have engaged in at least one major volunteer initiative or service activity that occurred, at least partly, during the year before the application deadline date. Previous state honorees may be eligible to reapply if and only if their submitted activities are significantly different and unique from any previously honored activities.
Applications are available on the Prudential Foundation website. Applications are also solicited each fall through more than 40,000 public and private middle and high schools and through officially d ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.