Exploring Scholarships and Awards
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Any young adult is eligible for the Young American Award and all youth participating
in the high school Learning for Life or Exploring program can apply for an array of the
ANY YOUNG ADULT
- Lifesaving or Meritorious Award
- Congressional Award
An adult advisor, whom you choose, helps you set
challenging but a achievable goals in the four program areas. Once you've
achieved your goals, you summarize them on a Recommendation Form. You'll
receive a letter, which will let you know when your Senator and /or member
of Congress will present you with your medal and certificate.
- Career Achievement Award Program
The Learning for Life Career Achievement Award program
allows young people to be recognized for community service and to acquire
and be recognized for career proficiency achievement in either arts &
humanities, aviation, business, communications, engineering, fire
& emergency service, health, law & government, law enforcement,
science, skilled trades, social services, or all 12 career clusters.
It gives Explorers and student participants distinguished credentials
for their resume.
- Leadership Award Program
Leadership Award is given to youth and adults who have
given exceptional dedication and leadership to the youth participants
in either the Learning for Life or Exploring Program.
- President’s Volunteer Service Award
for Life has a proud history of service learning. Our volunteers
continue to work to meet the needs of their neighborhoods and the
community. Individuals who have completed 4,000 or more volunteer
service hours over the course of their lifetime are eligible to receive
the President’s Call to Service Award.
ADULT LEADERS AND PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS
- William H. Spurgeon, III Award
- The William H. Spurgeon, III Award was developed in 1971 in
honor of the man who is regarded as the major leader in the development of
special interest Exploring. Mr. Spurgeon was a business executive at the
Irvine Company in Southern California who personally organized many special
interest posts in the 1960's. Mr. Spurgeon served for many years as a member
of the National Council Executive Board and national Exploring Committee.
His pioneering efforts led to the present contemporary Exploring Program.
He devoted much of the late 1960's to promoting Exploring and is particularly
remembered as a dynamic speaker for Exploring Impact Plan luncheons across
America. Mr. Spurgeon passed away in 1970.
- Russell C. Hill Award
- The Russell C. Hill Award was established in 1999 to honor
Hill's outstanding achievement in the character education field. Russell
Chilton Hill was a prominent San Antonio, Texas businessman who spent much
of his time and fortune in promoting Character Education based on his
"Freedoms Code" which earned him the Freedom Foundation's Honor Medal. Hill
made a pledge to fight for public support in the development of character in
the youth of our nation. Learning for Life establishes this award to honor
Hill's outstanding achievement in the character education field.
Youth participating in the Exploring program may apply for the following scholarships:
- National Aviation Explorer Scholarships
(10/$3,000 to $10,000)
- The National Aviation Exploring Committee awards individual scholarships
between $3,000 and $10,000 annually to aviation Explorers pursuing a career
in the aviation industry. The intent of these scholarships is to identify
and reward those individuals who best exemplify the qualities that lead to
success in the aviation industry. Type of aviation Explorer scholarships:
degree leading to an aviation profession, avionics repair program,
recreational or pilot certificate, maintenance aircraft repair program, and
aviation management program to include design, engineering, airport
FIRE SERVICE EXPLORING
- IAFCF Scholarship
(Fire Service, $500)
- The International Association of Fire Chiefs Foundation coordinates a yearly
$500 scholarship program to assist Explorers in pursuing a career in the
LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPLORING
- National Youth Representative Scholarship
- Law Enforcement Exploring will provide a scholarship to the outgoing
National Youth Representative at the National Law Enforcement
- Capt. James J. Regan Scholarship
(Law Enforcement, $1,000)
- The National Technical Investigators Association presents two one-time $500
scholarships annually. Criteria include academic record, leadership,
extracurricular activities, and a personal statement.
- DEA Drug Abuse Prevention Service Award
(Law Enforcement, $1,000)
- The DEA Drug Abuse Prevention Service Award consists of an engraved plaque
and a $1,000 award, which will be presented in recognition of "an act or
actions representing a contribution of outstanding service in drug abuse
prevention." For more information, see the workbook (PDF - 3.7MB)
for this award.
- Federal Criminal Investigators' Service Award
(Law Enforcement, $500)
- Federal Criminal Investigators Association recognizes Explorers who render
outstanding service to law enforcement agencies with a $500 U.S. Savings
bond and plaque.
- Sheryl A. Horak Memorial Scholarship
(Law Enforcement, $1,000)
- This merit-based award involves a $1,000, one-time scholarship. The award
also includes a plaque and pin.
- Law Enforcement Exploring Community
Crime Prevention Award
- The International Society of Crime Prevention
Practitioners provides an annual recognition of Explorer posts
that exhibit outstanding support of their communities. Includes a
plaque and pin.
- Law Enforcement Exploring
- Provides an opportunity for posts and their Explorers
to earn recognition in community service, crime prevention, law
enforcement service, law enforcement training, firearms training,
emergency preparedness, tenure and Explorer of the Year.
SKILLED TRADES EXPLORING
- AFL-CIO Skill Trades Scholarship
(Skill Trades, 2/$1,000)
- The AFL-CIO presents two $1,000 scholarships annually to Explorers to help
them support their education toward a career in skilled trades.
OTHER SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES
The United States Department of Education's Web site on Federal Student Aid
a wealth of information about grants, loans, and other forms of support available
from the United States government.
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