Foundation / Corporation
01/10/20 12:00 PM
Scholarships of up to $25,000 to Tampa Bay, Florida teens and young adults between the ages of 13 to 25 to acknowledge young leaders who are implementing an initiative or idea that will benefit the greater community. An additional $25,000 or more will be granted to a local, community-based nonprofit organization recommended by the grantee.
Eligible applicants must maintain their primary residence in one of the following seven Florida counties: Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, or Sarasota.
The Lightning Foundation Community Hero of Tomorrow Award celebrates inspiring public-spirited young people from the Tampa Bay community. The program is aiming to identify the young leaders and change-makers ages 25 and under who are driving social change and making a positive impact in their community. The Foundation is seeking individuals who have come up with an idea or initiative that can benefit the greater community, helping them take their volunteer efforts to the next level.
Lightning Community Heroes of Tomorrow ("Heroes") will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:
- Strength of past community service and volunteerism
- Enrollment in middle school, high school, community college, college or university
- Strength of letters of recommendation from non-relative references
- The degree to which the Hero has planned and/or organized a service activity which has clearly benefited other people in the Tampa Bay community
- The degree to which the service activity was initiated and motivated primarily by the winner himself or herself; the activity may not have been done solely to complete an assignment for school or work
- The degree to which the Hero has come up with a community plan that will make a special and significant impact on individuals, families or the community-at-large.
The selection process will be completely non-discriminatory with respect to race, religion, and ethnic origin.
For more details about the scholarship conditions, see the Eligibility page in Pre-Application Information below.
GrantWatch ID#: 184230
- Scholarship Grant: Each individual scholarship grant may not exceed $25,000.
- Community Service Initiative Grant: At least $25,000
Each grant will be a one-time grant, with no provision for renewal.
For the Community Service Initiative Grant, the organization must return any part of the grant funds that are not so used within 12 months after the initial disbursement of the grant funds.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To nominate a Community Hero:
To apply to be a Community Hero of Tomorrow: https://app.wizehive.com/appform/login/HeroesofTomorrow2019
Phone: 800-559-2333 (US) or 1-412-386-2646 (International)
USA: Florida: Tampa Bay; Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, or Sarasota Counties
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