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Summer of Heroes

Awards and Scholarships to Alaska Youth for
Outstanding Community Service Efforts

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Alaska Communications, Boys and Girls Clubs - Alaska

Deadline Date:

07/17/17 5:00 PM AKDT Receipt


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Awards and college scholarships valued at $2,900 to Alaska young individuals between the ages of six and eighteen who have demonstrated a commitment to community service. These awards are provided to Alaska youth who are working to make a significant, positive difference in their communities. Examples include, but are not limited to, the following types of efforts:

- Volunteering or raising funds for a cause
- Making a difference in school through education or sports
- Making a significant contribution to his or her community
- Considering others’ needs before their own
- Inspiring others to take action

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181350

Number of Grants:

These awards will recognize five outstanding young heroes.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Young heroes will be awarded a trip to the 2017 recognition ceremony at the Alaska State Fair including roundtrip airfare, if necessary, (not to exceed $1,000 total for all tickets) and two-night accommodations (not to exceed $400 total for accommodations) for the selected hero and one parent or guardian of the selected hero.

A $1,500 scholarship will also be awarded to each of the six selected heroes in the form of a University of Alaska College Savings Plan.

The approximate retail value of the prize is $2,900.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

A hero can be any Alaska resident between the ages of 6 and 18 who is making a positive difference in his or her community.

Nomination Eligibility:

Any youth who meet the criteria above can self-nominate or be nominated by someone they know. This could be a parent, guardian, sibling, teacher, coach, mentor, friend or anyone who has a relationship with the child and believes they should be recognized as a local hero.

Pre-Application Information:

Running from April through September 2017, the program includes two main components - a youth recognition program and a cause-related sales promotion - highlighted by several events throughout the summer to engage Alaskans and drive meaningful participation.

Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to access the official rules.

To enter, submit a completed nomination form to any Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska Clubhouse; or electronically through the Alaska Communications online form or e-mail the completed application .

The deadline for nomination form submissions is 5 p.m. AKDT on July 17, 2017. Late submissions will not be considered.

Six selected young heroes will be awarded a trip to the 2017 recognition ceremony at the Alaska State Fair including roundtrip airfare and two-night accommodations for the selected hero and one parent or guardian of the selected hero.

Please Note: Transportation to and from the airport and/or events, as well as food and drink will not be supplied by the Sponsors. Additionally, the selected hero and his or her parent or guardian will receive complimentary admittance to a celebratory dinner and a special ceremony, where the selected hero will be recognized for his or her achievements.

Prizes will be awarded on or before September 16, 2017, with the exception of the $1,500 scholarship which may take up to 60 days to distribute to selected heroes.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Click here to access the online nomination form:

All hard copy nominations must be submitted via:

- Email to:
- At a Boys & Girls Clubs – Alaska Clubhouse by 5 p.m. AKDT on July 17

For questions on the Summer of Heroes program please contact:

Hannah J. Blankenship
Manager, Corporate Communications
Alaska Communications

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alaska