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The Jr. MANRRS Planning Committee will select up to 75 outstanding current 9th and 10th grade students to participate in the Jr. MANRRS Leadership Institute on May 3-5, 2019 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. We prefer online applications submitted to If necessary, applicants may print and email the application to; or mail the application to Virginia Tech, College Access Collaborative (0543), 925 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24061. The program is free, but students must apply and be accepted to participate. Mailed applications must be postmarked or completed online by Friday, March 22.

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. The Barron Prize honors outstanding young leaders who have had 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. The Barron Prize welcomes applications from public-spirited young people who are between the ages of 8 and 18; a permanent resident 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 working as an individual. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2019. To learn more, click here.

Everyday Young Heroes are young people, ages 5-25, who are improving their communities through service to others. Each week, the YSA Team selects one young person to receive this honor. Projects can provide a direct service, be philanthropic, or raise awareness or advocacy around a particular community need. To learn more, click here.

Do Something – multiple scholarship opportunities available throughout the year. To learn more, click here.