The following are a listing of scholarship and award opportunities to recognize youth and adult volunteers in youth court programs.
United States Senate Youth Program
The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U.S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students interested in pursuing careers in public service. Two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity will spend a week in Washington experiencing their national government in action. Student delegates will hear major policy addresses by Senators, cabinet members, officials from the Departments of State and Defense and directors of other federal agencies, as well as participate in a meeting with a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Application deadlines vary by state and can be found at http://ussenateyouth.org/
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is proud to be the nation’s leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education and is committed to providing opportunities for students like you. Our vision is to strengthen our country by advancing the college education of Hispanic Americans.
Our mission is to double the rate of Hispanics earning a college degree. Since 1975, HSF has awarded more than 61,000 scholarships in excess of $115 million to Hispanic students from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands who have attended more than 1,700 colleges and universities.
For information about scholarships available from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, go to http://www.hsf.net/.
The Truman Scholarship
The Truman Scholarship is a $26,000 merit-based grant awarded to undergraduate students who wish financial support to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government.
For more information, go to http://www.truman.gov/our-mission
Southern Scholarship Foundation
The Southern Scholarship Foundation provides qualifying students with rent-free housing scholarships at select universities in Florida including Florida State, University of Florida, Florida A&M, Bethune-Cookman, and Florida Gulf Coast University.
For more information, go to www.southernscholarship.org/.
Coca Cola Scholars Foundation
The Coca Cola Scholars Foundation is open to all high school seniors in the United States from 26,000 high schools. Coca-Cola Scholars come from all 50 states and more than one-third are minorities. The Scholars represent a cross-section of outstanding young people, characterized by their educational excellence, leadership in their schools and commitment to their communities.
For more information, go to http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/
President’s Volunteer Service Awards
Americans of all ages — individuals, families, and groups — are answering the President’s Call to Service by making a difference in their communities. The President’s Volunteer Service Award, an initiative of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, honors America’s volunteers and encourages even more Americans to get involved.
For more information, go to http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/.
The Congressional Award is a public partnership created by Congress to promote and recognize achievement, initiative, and service in America’s youth ages 14-23. The Congressional Award provides a unique opportunity for young people to set and achieve personally challenging goals that build character and foster community service, personal development, and citizenship.
For more information or to register for the award, visithttp://www.congressionalaward.org/.
Daily Points of Light Award
The Daily Points of Light Awards are designed to honor those who have made a commitment to connect Americans through service to help meet critical needs in their communities, especially focused on the goals for children and youth set by the Presidents’ Summit for America’s Future. The program is sponsored by the Points of Light Foundation, the Corporation for National Service and the Knights of Columbus, with full program funding provided by the Knights of Columbus. The award is open to any individual, group or organization actively engaged in volunteer service. Award certificates and winners are featured on website and nominations are accepted year-round (awards are given daily).
The Jefferson Awards are a prestigious national recognition system honoring community and public service in America. The Jefferson Awards are presented on two levels: national and local. They began in 1972 to create a Nobel Prize for public service. Today, their primary purpose is to serve as a “Call to Action for Volunteers” in local communities.
The Jefferson Awards have joined with our Deloitte & Touché to encourage volunteering in high schools. We are training high schools students in lifelong leadership skills. We are using these students and adult Mentors from our Champions to double volunteering in the participating schools and pass the tradition of service on to the next generation.
For more information, visit http://www.jeffersonawards.org/ or contact:
Jefferson Awards for Public Service
100 West 10th Street, Suite 215
Wilmington, DE 19801-1665
The Coro Fellows Program
The Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a nine-month, full-time, post-graduate experiential leadership-training program that introduces diverse, intelligent and driven young public servants to all aspects of the public affairs arena. Field assignments, site visits, interviews and special individual and group projects and consultancies prepare Coro Fellows to translate their ideals into action for improving their own communities. Sixty-four Fellows are chosen annually each year through a highly competitive selection process. They represent a broad range of cultural, racial and economic backgrounds, ages, interests, and academic and work experience, but all are committed to excellence in public affairs.
The Fellows Program in Public Affairs is conducted in San Francisco, Los Angeles, St. Louis, New York and Pittsburgh. For more information, visit www.coro.org/
Echoing Green is a non-profit Foundation that offers full-time Fellowships to emerging social entrepreneurs. Our Foundation applies a venture capital approach to philanthropy by providing seed money and technical support to individuals creating innovative public service projects that seek to catalyze positive social change. Echoing Green invests in entrepreneurs’ projects at an early stage, before most funders are willing to do so, and then provides them with support to help them grow beyond start-up.
The Echoing Green network currently includes over 300 Fellows working domestically and internationally on a wide range of social issues. For more information, visit:http://www.echoinggreen.org/.
Hearst Minority Fellowship- Indiana University Center on Philanthropy
The Hearst Minority Fellowship is designed to provide members of minority groups the opportunity to engage in the study and practical application of philanthropy, while in pursuit of the M.A. in Philanthropic Studies or M.P.A. in Nonprofit Management degree.
For more information, visit https://philanthropy.iupui.edu/
Nonprofit Leaders Program – The Washington Center
This program provides a unique opportunity to “do good” and learn about exciting career opportunities in the non-profit sector. The nonprofit sector includes charitable, educational, and scientific organizations; professional societies; and trade and business groups. Interning within the nonprofit sector provides a unique opportunity to explore your chosen career field while working with an organization that has a conscience. Students accepted into this program initiative receive a guaranteed award of $1,000.
For more information, visit http://www.twc.edu/.
Davidson Fellows Award
The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people under the age of 18 who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are Mathematics, Science, Literature, Music, Technology, Philosophy, and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception. More information: http://www.davidsongifted.org/fellows/
National Service-Learning Clearinghouse - More details at https://gsn.nylc.org/clearinghouse