About the Scholarship

Prudential Foundation certifies Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. The establishment was begun as the United States' biggest youth acknowledgment program dependent on volunteer network administration.

This grant was begun by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) in the year 1995. This program honors middle level and high school students for their outstanding service and community involvement at the local/national level.


How to apply for this scholarship?

  • The students applying for this scholarship must have been completed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to determine their financial position to pay for the education.

  • The student must describe his/her community service activity or significant leadership in a group activity that has taken place during the previous year.

  • All students must be endorsed and certified by a participating academic or community leader.

  • Students must demonstrate financial need to meet the eligibility and complete student/parent agreement.


Award Amount

  • This scholarship provides $6000 annually, awards are provided in the amount of $1,000 for state honorees and an additional $5,000 for national honorees.

  • Two winners will be selected for each state and the District of Columbia. A total of 102 awards will be provided.


Deadline Information

The applications are to be submitted by the end of November 05, 2020. Students are informed to submit their scholarship application and other requirements are to be submitted before the due date. Applications and other information are available online on the Prudential Foundation website.


Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a legal resident of any of the U.S. states or Washington DC.

  • The student must be in grades 5-12 and be involved in various community services.

  • A candidate must have also participated in any volunteering activity one year prior to the application date.