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Make a Difference Awards

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Make a Difference Awards!

AN AWARD TO ACKNOWLEDGE EXTRAORDINARY COMMUNITY SERVICE BY MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

Students must complete the application including phone number with area code, address, email, grade school information, and previous honors.

Requirements
  • Students must have extraordinary experience in volunteerism or community projects that make a difference in the lives of others.
  • Students must be on track to graduate in good academic standing.
  • Students will be required to fill out the application and write a concise essay describing the community service project(s) in which they participated over the 2018-19 school year.
  • Academic transcript must be sent with the application.

Deadline: March 22, 2019

Only complete and timely applications will be considered.

Essay Instructions

Students must type a thoughtful, well-written essay that describes their experiences working to help others in their communities. The focus should be on self-directed volunteerism that exceeds the service requirements mandated or sponsored by the school. The essay should meet the following formatting criteria:

300-word minimum
Typed on 8.5 x 11 white paper
1.25 inch margins on all sides
Student’s full name, grade, and school name must be clearly visible on each page

This award is a competitive one. We will review applications and designate winners. Every school that sends us a minimum of three student applications will have a winner. Personalized gift boxes will be presented at year-end award ceremonies of winning students’ schools. A maximum of one student from each school will be recognized and awarded $100.00, and the overall Make a Difference Award winner from Southwest Florida will receive a cash award of $1,000.

Should you have any questions, please contact Karen Mayo at kma@blslawyers.com



AN AWARD TO ACKNOWLEDGE EXTRAORDINARY COMMUNITY SERVICE BY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

Students must complete the application including phone number with area code, address, email, grade school information, and previous honors.

Requirements
  • Students must have extraordinary experience in volunteerism or community projects that make a difference in the lives of others.
  • Students must be on track to graduate in good academic standing.
  • Students will be required to fill out the application and write a concise essay describing the community service project(s) in which they participated over the 2018-19 school year.
  • Academic transcript must be sent with the application.

Deadline: March 22, 2019

Only complete and timely applications will be considered.

Essay Instructions

Students must type a thoughtful, well-written essay that describes their experiences working to help others in their communities. The focus should be on self-directed volunteerism that exceeds the service requirements mandated or sponsored by the school. The essay should meet the following formatting criteria:

300- word minimum
Typed on 8.5 x 11 white paper
1.25 inch margins on all sides
Student’s full name, grade, and school name must be clearly visible on each page

This award is a competitive one. We will review applications and designate winners. Every school that sends us a minimum of three student applications will have a winner. Personalized gift boxes will be presented at year-end award ceremonies of winning students’ schools. A maximum of one students from each school will be recognized and awarded $250, and the overall Make a Difference Award winner from Southwest Florida will receive a cash award of $1,000.

Should you have any questions, please contact Karen Mayo at kma@blslawyers.com


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