The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds across North America.
Established in 2001 by author T.A. Barron, the Barron Prize honors outstanding young leaders between the ages of 8 and 18 who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment. Each year, up to twenty winners each receive $10,000 to support their service work or higher education. Since its inception, the Barron Prize has awarded more than half a million dollars to hundreds of young leaders and has won the support of the National Geographic Education Foundation, the Girl Scouts of the USA, and the National Youth Leadership Council, among other organizations.
The program welcomes applications from public-spirited young people who are between the ages of 8 and 18 (not yet age 19); are permanent residents of and currently residing in the United States or Canada; currently working on an inspiring service project (or have done so within the past twelve months); and work as an individual on the project eligible for consideration. (The programs does not accept applications from large groups of young people.)
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes website.