Archive | October, 2013

Youth Service America and Sodexo Foundation Offer Grants for Youth-Led Hunger Service Projects

28 Oct

Youth Service America and the Sodexo Foundation are calling on young people to join the fight to end childhood hunger. Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants will provide $500 for youth-led service projects that bring together young people, families, Sodexo employees, and other community members to address childhood hunger.

Young people between the ages of 5 and 25 in the United States are eligible to apply. Projects will take place on or around Global Youth Service Day, April 11 to 13, 2014.

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Summary: Deadline: January 14, 2014

GreenPal Lawncare Accepting Applications for Annual Business Scholarship

15 Oct

Greenpal Lawncare believes that today’s students are tomorrow’s employers, and that the future of the county will be forged by the entrepreneurial spirit of today’s generation.

Greenpal is accepting applications for the annual GreenPal Small Business Scholarship to assist a motivated, driven student and future business leader. One applicant will be chosen each year to receive a scholarship award of $2,000, paid equally over four semesters. The scholarship will be renewed each year with a new winner.

Scholarship funds will be awarded to the student’s institution upon evidence of registration in classes including student identification number and correct address of school’s bursar’s office.

The scholarship program is open to any graduating high school senior, college freshman, or sophomore who owns and operates his/her own small business, or has put together a business plan to start a business while in college. Additionally, the student must enter his or her freshman year at an accredited two- or four-year university, college, or vocational/technical institute during the fall of 2014.

GreenPal will publish all applications essays on the GreenPal blog. Social media shares will serve as a method of voting and will be used as a component for picking the annual scholarship recipient.

Applicants must be in a  graduating high school senior  in 2014 or currently enrolled in a college of business in the United States and maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA. Applicants also must demonstrate high ambition and desire to be an entrepreneur or business owner, and have a declared major in a college of business.

See link for more information.

Scholarship Summary:

Deadline:  February 28, 2014

 Amount:   $2,000 Scholarship

         For:  High school senior or college freshman or sophomore operating their own business or has a business plan to start a business while in college.


Middle and High School Students Invited to Apply for Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

9 Oct

Created by Prudential Financial and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program annually honors middle and high school students in the United States who volunteer in communities at home or abroad.

Students in grades 5-12 are eligible to apply for the 2013 awards if they have volunteered in the past year. Awards are granted to youth volunteers at the local, state, and national level. Local honorees will be selected by school principals, Girl Scout councils, county 4-H groups, American Red Cross chapters, YMCAs, and affiliates of the HandsOn Network.

In February, several students in each state and the District of Columbia will be named runners-up, with one middle  and one high school student named as a state honoree. State honorees will receive a $1,000 award, a silver medallion, and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in May for special recognition events.

In Washington, a national committee will select America’s top youth volunteers from the state honorees. National honorees will receive a $5,000 award, a gold medallions a crystal trophy for their nominating school or organization, and a $5,000 grant from the Prudential Foundation for a charitable organization of their choice.  Applicants’ certifiers (school principal or nonprofit organization head) must nominate applicants by November 12, 2013, for state-level judging. For complete program information and application procedures, visit the awards program Web site.

Summary: Application Deadline November 5, 2013

Awards: $1,000 for State Honorees and an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. for the finals.  $5,000 to National Honoree and addition $5,000 to the non-profit of their choice. 


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