The Prudential Spirit of Community award recognizes students in both middle and high school who have completed exemplary community service tasks. Local honorees from each state are selected from participating schools in November and two final state honorees are chosen in February. Finally, 10 national honorees are chosen by a panel of judges and are announced at a ceremony in Washington D.C. in May. Applicants must have engaged in community service or volunteer activities that occurred in the past 12 months prior to the date of application.
Available in the following states: National
Requirements snapshot: Essay, Letters of recommendation, Level of education or amount of credits, Engaged in recent volunteer activity and materials must be certified by principal or head of a local organization (4H, Girl Scouts, etc)
Scholarship PIN: S00069
Submitted by: Katelyn
The award amount for this scholarship is $1000. State honorees receive a $1,000 scholarship. National honorees receive an additional $5,000 (for $6,000 total). Local honorees receive a certificate of recognition from their school. Awards are offered annually and do not renew each year.
To apply for the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards:
Complete the application and the student/parent agreement.
Deadline: November 8, 2016.
Go to the “Certification” page to email or print out instructions for your certifier. You must deliver these instructions to your certifier by November 8, 2016. Your certifier can be your school principal or the head of a county 4-H organization, Girl Scout council, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA or HandsOn Network affiliate.
Your certifier has until November 18, 2016, to review applications online and select Local Honoree(s) from the applicants in your school or organization, and nominate them for state-level judging.
This scholarship earns a high competition level rating. Scholarships that are available to students across the U.S. receive this rating. Competition for these types of scholarships are normally intense and are difficult to win. If it is quick and easy to apply to, make sure to work it into your mix of your scholarship submissions. If the difficulty level is medium or high, make sure to take the appropriate time to make sure that your application and essay are solid. However, make sure that you take the time to apply to other scholarships as well. The likelihood of winning this scholarship will not be high.
Current submission deadline: 11/8/2016
This scholarship becomes available each year. If you missed the deadline, check back for next year’s deadline.
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