Student Awards

Inspire Citizenship in Your Students

NASSP and NAESP proudly present the American Citizenship Award program. The award honors any student in elementary, middle, or high school who has shown by their words and actions that they possess the qualities and characteristics we hope to instill in all our students.

The American Citizenship Award pin allows you to reward students who:

  • Participate in school and/or community service
  • Show a positive attitude toward classmates, school, and the community
  • Display an understanding and appreciation of civic responsibility
  • Possess strength of character and the courage to do what is right
  • Promote citizenship with their school or community through other activities

The pins are available for $3.50 each or $3.00 each when you purchase 10 or more.

Order now to have them on hand for recognition ceremonies in your school.

If you need additional information, including questions on placing an order or questions pertaining to invoices or shipping, please contact NAESP at 877-897-4784.

Honor and Motivate Your Students

The President’s Education Awards Program, sponsored by the U. S. Department of Education, in partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals and NASSP, was developed to help principals recognize and honor those students who have achieved high academic goals by their hard work and dedication to learning.

With the President’s Education Awards, you can recognize your high-achieving students with an unforgettable memento of their success.

Students are eligible for one of two honors: the President’s Award for Educational Excellence or the President’s Award for Educational Achievement. For each award students receive certificates signed by the President, the U.S. Secretary of Education and you. A congratulatory letter from the President is included with the awards. There are also optional lapel pins, inscribed with the Presidential Seal, to accompany the certificates. There is no limit on the number of awards that your school can order, as long as the students meet the criteria presented.

To place an order, visit the President’s Education Awards store.

If you need additional information, including questions on placing an order or questions pertaining to invoices and shipping, please contact NAESP at 877-897-4784.

Recognize Outstanding Service

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.

The program honors middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others at the local, state, and national level. It also aims to inspire others to think about how they might contribute to their communities.

Who Can Apply

Any young person in grades 5-12 who is a legal resident of any U.S. state or the District of Columbia and who has conducted a volunteer service activity within the 12 months prior to the date of the application. Completed applications need to be submitted to a school principal or the head of an officially designated local organization by the last weekday in October. These organizations include:

  • Girl Scout councils
  • County 4-H organizations
  • American Red Cross chapters
  • YMCAs
  • Affiliates of HandsOn Network

To learn more or apply, visit the Prudential Spirit of Community of Awards website.


The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with NASSP. Since then, more than 350,000 young Americans have participated in the program, and more than 100,000 of them have been officially recognized for their volunteer efforts.


For questions about the application process, contact:

International Scholarship and Tuition Services
200 Crutchfield Avenue
Nashville, TN 37210
Phone: 1-877-525-8491 (toll free)
Phone: 615-320-3149
Fax: 615-627-9685

For other questions, contact:

1904 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191
Phone: 703-860-7267
Fax: 703-476-5432