2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is looking for students in Grades 9-12 who have participated in a volunteer activity at least in part after September 1, 2018 and who are legal residents.
Eligible students will need to apply online at: spirit.prudential.com or nassp.org/spirit by November 5, 2019. Once the application is complete, students must list Martha Fernandez as the "certifier" (on the certification page) and submit that to her email at: email@example.com by November 5, 2019.
The top volunteer in each state will be named State Honorees and will receive a $1,000 scholarship, silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington D.C., in May. Runners-up will also be selected in each state and named Distinguished Finalists, receiving a bronze medallion. Other state level winners will receive Certificates of Excellence. All state- level honorees will be announced in February.
During the trip, 10 of the State Honorees will be named America's top youth volunteers of the year. These National Honorees will receive $5,000 scholarships, engraved gold medallions, trophies for the schools or organizations, and $5,000 grants from The Prudential Foundation for nonprofit charitable organizations of their choice.
Local honorees who qualify also receive the President's Volunteer Service Award.
Call 888-651-2951 for application and certification questions.