Prudential Spirit of the Community Awards Program

  • Description:

    The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. 

    Created in 1995 by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), the program honors middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state and national level.

    Thus far, it has recognized more than 140,000 young people who’ve made a difference – and inspired countless others to consider how they might contribute to their communities.

    The Spirit of Community Awards program also honors youth volunteers in countries outside the U.S. where Prudential has a significant presence: Japan, Taiwan, Ireland, India, China and Brazil.

    Any young person who:

    • is in grades 5-12 as of November 4, 2021
    • is a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.,
    • has engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of application
    • submits a completed application to a school counselor.

    Application: CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: November 4, 2021

Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards Program

  • Description:

    The Youth Awards was founded in 1998 by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation. Now entering its 22nd year, the Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom and community and for their excellence in various categories including: Business & Finances, Entrepreneurship, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Sports and Technology.

    Gold, Silver and Bronze recipients are selected in each category and receive a one-time grant to fund their college education or to fund a community service effort that tackles a social issue.

    Once selected, recipients will be celebrated in 10 virtual ceremonies and will become part of our broader HHF network of 200,000 professionals and fulfill our unique cycle of leadership where we meet America's priorities in the classroom and workforce.

    The Youth Awards program is the main pipeline to Hispanic Heritage Foundation's (HHF) system of talent that prepares and positions Latino youth through the award-winning Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program as they transition from high school, to college, to graduate school, and into their careers.

     To participate in the Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards you must be:

    • A high school student graduating in the spring of 2022
    • Musst enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2022-2023
    • Identify as Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines)
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
    • If selected, attendance to virtual regional awards ceremony is mandatory
    • Be a US Citizen/Permanent Resident/ qualify under DACA

    Application:  CLICK HERE 
    Application Deadline: November 14th, 2021

Driver Education Initiative Scholarship

  • National Driving and Traffic School is proud to announce their 2020 scholarship opportunity, entitled "In the Driver's Seat." The company is seeking to reward essay applicants $3,000 in scholarships- for students enrolled as a High School Sophomore, Junior, or Senior or as a College Freshman – on the topic of being a safer driver.

    Many drivers are not aware of these startling and very scary facts, especially newer drivers. The essay contest "In The Driver's Seat" seeks to have applicants highlight the importance of being a safe and educated driver. This scholarship seeks to reward six students for his or her submission dealing with the importance of being a safe and educated driver. The application is handled in essay format. To apply, submit an essay of less than 500 words in Microsoft Word format addressing the following questions:

    QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED IN YOUR ESSAY / APPLICATION:

    1. A) What is the importance of driver education in reducing the number of deaths as a result of driving?
    2. B) What steps can be taken to reduce the number of deaths related to driving?
    3. C) Have you ever had an experience of being in a car accident or have seen your friends or family members driving irresponsibly?
    4. D) What steps can you take to be a better and safer driver as well as help others become safer on the road?

    Application: APPLY HERE 

    Deadline: November 30, 2021

Education Matters Scholarship

  • Description:

    While continuing your education takes time, and money, there's a certain value that everyone is hoping to achieve. Our Education Matters Scholarship is giving you the chance to state why education matters. Why does education matter to you? What is the value you hope to receive from college? What would you do to convince the college cynics?

    Speaking up for education could lead to helping you pay for your own. One applicant will be awarded our $5,000 Education Matters Scholarship.

    Applicants must:

    • Be 14 years of age or older at the time of application
    • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
    • Submit an online short written response (250 words or less) for the question:
      "What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money? "

    Award Amount: $5,000
    Application: CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: November 30, 2021

AED Superstore College Scholarship

  • Description:

    We are the largest provider of AEDs in the US and work with schools like yours to ensure they are prepared to respond quickly and appropriately in the instance a faculty member or student suffers from sudden cardiac arrest. Recently we implemented a $1,000 bi-annual scholarship for High School attendees and your students are eligible. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss placing the details of the scholarship on your site. 

    Application: CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: November 30, 2021