Principals' Memo #1015-12

Department of Education

September 25, 2012

TO:  Principals

FROM:  Linda M. Wallinger, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

SUBJECT:  The 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Over the past 17 years, Prudential Spirit of Community Awards have been given to many middle and high school students across Virginia for helping the less fortunate, promoting health and safety, protecting the environment, and serving their communities through many other volunteer activities.  These awards, presented nationwide by Prudential Financial, Inc., in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), honor outstanding community service by young people in grades 5 through 12.

Applicants for 2013 awards must complete their online application at or at by November 6, 2012, and then submit them for certification to a middle or high school principal, Girl Scout council, county 4-H agent, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA, or affiliate of HandsOn Network.  Those without Internet access can get a paper version of the application form by calling 877-525-8491 toll-free.

For questions about the application process, please refer to the Web site at or contact International Scholarship and Tuition Services at 200 Crutchfield Avenue, Nashville, TN 37210, phone 877-525-8491 (toll free) or e-mail