Prudential Spirit of Community Award

What are the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards?
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards were created in 1995 to recognize students in middle level and high school grades who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.

How does the program work?
Young volunteers in grades 5-12 complete applications online at or by November 7, 2017, and then submit them to their school principal for the selection process.

What do honorees receive?
Local honorees receive Certificates of Achievement from their school.  Those who qualify will also receive the President's Volunteer Service Award if they have contributed the minimum number of volunteer hours.  State Honorees receive $1,000, engraved silver medallions, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C. in May for several days of recognition events.  National Honorees receive additional $5,000 awards and $5,000 grants from The Prudential Foundation for nonprofit charitable organizations of their choice.

Who is eligible?
Any student who is in grades 5-12 and is a legal resident of the United States, who has engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred at least in part after September 1, 2016, and who completes an application and submits it to a school principal by November 7, 2017.

When do I apply?
Applications must be submitted by November 7, 2017.  Click here to apply.  You can also refer to the application instruction sheet here.

Where can I go for more information?
See Ms. Johnston in Guidance or visit this website for more information.