This post was last updated on September 6th, 2016 at 11:51 pm

Deadline: November 8, 2016 for students. Check website for other deadlines.

Eligibility: Recognizes students in grades five through 12 who have demonstrated exemplary community service. The volunteer activity must have occurred at least partly during the 12 months before the date of application. Schools and officially designated organizations may select one middle level and one high school level local honoree. Application must be certified by the principal of a middle-level or high school or the head of an officially designated local organization. Sponsored by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).


  • Local honorees are selected in November and 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.
  • Two state honorees from each state are selected in February and receive an award of $1,000, an engraved silver medallion and an all-expenses-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., for national recognition events.
  • Ten 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 nonprofit, charitable organization of their choice.

Contact: Application and details are available at website,
Questions about the application process, principals and heads of officially designated organizations contact:
International Scholarship and Tuition Services