The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is seeking outstanding young people who participate in community service and leadership activities.
Students can apply directly or be nominated by public and private middle level and high schools across the United States and these officially designated local organizations: Girl Scout councils, County 4-H organizations, American Red Cross chapters, YMCAs, Affiliates of HandsOn Network.
There are different levels of awards students can receive. Students chosen as Local Honorees receive a Certificate of Achievement from their schools or organizations. Those who qualify (50 hours of service for age 14 and younger, 100 hours for those older) also receive the President’s Volunteer Service Award.State Honorees receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for national recognition events. National Honorees receive an additional award of $5,000, an engraved gold medallion, a crystal trophy for their schools or organizations, and a $5,000 grant from The Prudential Foundation for a non-profit, charitable organization of their choice.