Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honors middle level and high school students for making meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.

Applications are now open for 2020 awards!

Now through November 5, 2019, students in grades 5-12 are invited to apply for 2020 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards if they have volunteered within the past year. Top honorees earn cash awards and all-expense-paid trips to Washington, D.C. Qualifying honorees also receive President’s Volunteer Service Awards.

Applications can be certified by a middle or high school principal or head of a Girl Scout council, county 4-H organization, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA or Points of Light Global Network member.


Key dates

  • November 5, 2019: Student application deadline
  • November 15,  2019: Certification deadline
  • February 4, 2020: Announcement of state-level judging results
  • May 2-5, 2020: National recognition events in Washington, D.C.

Since 1995, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with NASSP, has honored more than 130,000 young volunteers at the local, state and national level. The program represents America’s largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer service.

Learn more about the 2020 program

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