How to Apply

Short Essay Questions
Download the short essay questions. Please note that you are still REQUIRED to create and electronically submit the responses through our online application to be considered for the Youth Awards.
YA Essay Questions Form (PDF, 364kB)

Letter of Recommendation
The letter of recommendation can be written by a teacher, mentor, employer or someone who knows the applicant outside his/her family structure. The letter must include a brief description of the relationship to applicant, a statement of how the applicant exemplifies excellence in the chosen category, dedication to community service and why the applicant is a role model.
The letter should not exceed one page (typed) and must include writer's name, title, address, phone number and email address. Letters of recommendation can be uploaded electronically through the applicant’s online application or have the option of submitting via a link that the applicant can request on their application.
Letter of Recommendation Request Form (PDF, 168kB)

GPA Verification Form
Please download and print the GPA verification form, ask your school official/counselor to complete, sign, and seal/stamp it and upload it electronically through your online application via our website. You can also request the link to share for your school official/counselors to submit the form.
2018 GPA Verification Form (PDF, 152kB)