State honorees receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. for national recognition events. National honorees receive an additional award of $5,000, an engraved gold medallion, and a trophy for their schools or organizations. Local honorees receive a certificate of recognition from their schools or organizations. All awards are offered annually and are non-renewable.
There are two state honorees selected in each state, plus the District of Columbia, for a total of 102. There are 10 national honorees selected from the state winners.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Award recognizes students in middle and high school who have demonstrated exemplary community service. The awards program is sponsored by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Local honorees are selected at participating schools and organizations in November, and from these winners, two state honorees are chosen in each state and the District of Columbia. Finally, 10 national honorees are picked by a panel of prominent judges, and announced at a special ceremony in Washington, D.C. in May. Applicants must have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred, at least partly, during the 12 months prior to the date of application. Applicants must not be employees of NASSP, Scholarship America, Prudential or its affiliates; their children; or previous Prudential national honorees. Previous state honorees are eligible only if their submitted activities are significantly different from 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.