Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Girls in grades 5-12 invited to apply for community service award


Every day, Girl Scouts in western Pennsylvania are making the world a better place through meaningful Take Action projects. Now, these girls have a chance to be honored for their hard work by applying for a 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Award.
http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/socThis unique youth recognition program, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals, has recognized more than 115,000 middle and high school students—including thousands of Girl Scouts—at the local, state and national level for outstanding acts of volunteerism over the past 25 years.

Each National Honoree receives an additional $5,000 scholarship, a gold medallion, and a crystal trophy for their school or certifying organization. In addition, National Honorees receive grants of $5,000 from The Prudential Foundation for nonprofit charitable organizations of their choice.

Read about last year’s National Honoree projects.

State Honorees receive a beautifully engraved silver medallion, a $1,000 scholarship, and an all-expense-paid trip with a parent or guardian to Washington, D.C., in May for several days of recognition events. The medallion is presented in the State Honoree’s hometown by a local Prudential representative; the $1,000 scholarship is presented in Washington, D.C.

Read about last year’s State Honorees and their projects.

Girl Scouts in grades 5-12 can apply online at spirit.prudential.com. Application Certifications must be submitted to Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania by Nov. 5, 2019 by emailing it to customercare@gswpa.org with the subject line Prudential Award.

Applications will be reviewed and one or more Girl Scouts will be selected to represent our council in the state-level judging. State-level winners will be announced on Feb. 5, 2019.

For more information, please visit spirit.prudential.com, or call 888-651-2951 if you need a paper application.