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Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

Offered by Young Heroes Project

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 22, 2023
Multiple awards worth

$10,000

Grade level

High School Students

Application deadline:

April 15, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you an 8 – 18 year-old who is currently leading or working on an inspiring service project? Alternatively, have you worked on one sometime in the past 12 months? If so, consider applying for the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes! Each year, the prize awards $10,000 to multiple elementary, middle, and high schoolers who have made great contributions to communities, either local or far. In order to apply, you must submit a completed application, project summary and essay, three letters of recommendation, and a color photo of yourself. The Gloria Barron Prize, a program of the nonprofit organization Young Heroes Project, celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America.

If you’re passionate about community service and/or service projects, we encourage you to apply! Your work has surely helped many others, and now it’s time to let the Prize help you. The deadline is on April 15th of each year.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to 8 - 18 year olds who are currently working on or leading an inspiring service project. Alternatively, you may also have worked on such a service project sometime in the last 12 months. Applicants must also meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

High School Students

Citizenship

Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application, photo of themselves, and the below application materials.

1,500-word essay

Letter of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Young Heroes Project at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

No, the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes is not renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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