Awards and Scholarships
What is the President's Volunteer Service Award?
The PVSA recognizes individuals and groups who have contributed a certain number of hours to the community through service over a 12-month period. The award was created as a way to honor Americans who are engaged and who inspire others to become engaged in their communities.
View the 2012 President's Volunteer Service Award Gallery.
How can I earn the PVSA?
All students and faculty members who have completed 100 or more of legitimate service-learning or volunteer service hours over a 12-month period and have documentation qualify for this prestigious nationally-recognized award.
Student organizations completing 200 or more hours of service to the community over a 12-month period are eligible to apply.
How can I apply for the PVSA?
You can download an application form using the links below or pick up a hard copy from the iCED office located at your campus. See contacts. (link) Please turn in your application with original documentation to your campus iCED office. All further instructions to apply for the PVSA are listed on the application. Applications are processed at the end of the spring term each year. To be eligible for the 2013 award, the application deadline is May 6, 2013.
Amounts are number of hours completed over a 12-month period, unless noted otherwise.
Individuals: 4,000+ (over an individual's lifetime)
Young People for Civil Rights
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Miami Dade College Scholarships
Ron Brown Scholar Program
GE/Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
The Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association Scholarship
Phillips Foundation Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship Program
CAUTION! Be careful of any service or person guaranteeing you a scholarship for a fee. Remember: Anything that sounds too good to be true, probably is.