Who Can Apply
Any young person in grades 5–12 who is a legal resident of any U.S. state or the District of Columbia and who has conducted a volunteer service activity within the 12 months prior to the date of the application. Completed applications need to be submitted to a school principal or the head of an officially designated local organization by the last weekday in October. These organizations are:
* Girl Scout councils
* County 4-H organizations
* American Red Cross chapters
* Affiliates of HandsOn Network
Employees of Prudential, NASSP, or any of its affiliates, and any firm involved in the program, their children, and previous national honorees are not eligible. Previous state honorees are eligible only if their submitted activities are significantly different from previously honored activities.