Service Projects Awards and Scholarships

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is a nationwide program for young people in grades 5-12 who are volunteering in their communities. The program is conducted on the local level through public and private middle level and high schools across the United States and through officially designated local organizations.

* 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. Several scholarships are listed on this site.

Peace First Prize

Stop Waste at School The StopWaste at School website republishes information about grants, recognition programs and awards drawn from a variety of sources including Youth Service America, the North American Association for Environmental Education, Grant Wrangler, CREEC, and more.

President's Environmental Youth Awards (PEYA) The PEYA program promotes awareness of our nation’s natural resources and encourages positive community involvement. Since 1971, the President of the United States has joined with EPA to recognize young people across the U.S. for protecting our nation’s air, water, land, and ecology. One outstanding project from each region is selected for national recognition. Projects are developed by young individuals, school classes (K-12), summer camps, and youth organizations to promote environmental stewardship. The annual deadline for the regional award program is December 31.

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Ryan C. of Montgomery ISD named a finalist for the 2016 Presidential Environmental Youth Award

Kudos to Lone Star Leadership Academy Alumni Council member Ryan C. of Montgomery ISD! Ryan was named a finalist for the 2016 Presidential Environmental Youth Award for his 2014-2015 service project titled "Treasure Island Beach Clean Up - Brazoria County". For his project, Ryan spent 20 hours with eight volunteers cleaning the Treasure Island beaches near San Luis Pass in Brazoria County. The group's efforts helped provide a safer nesting environment for endangered sea turtles. Ryan also spent time with the volunteers at the NOAA Facility in Galveston studying nesting patterns and the importance of eliminating marine pollution in order to maximize the sea turtles’ available food supply.