Since 1996, DoSomething.org has honored the nation’s best young world-changers, 25 and under. They're at it again!
In 2011 the five nominees will be rewarded with a community grant, media coverage and continued support from DoSomething.org. The grand prize winner will receive $100,000 during a live broadcast.
(Here's a video recap of last year's awards show. It made me cry! So happy for the grand prize winner, Jessica Posner. I voted for her, last year on the Do Something website.)
photo: last year's 5 finalists
The Do Something Award community grant money is paid directly to the nominee's organization or the not-for-profit of the nominee’s choice. All winners have the option of receiving $5,000 of the total money awarded in the form of an educational scholarship.
Apps are reviewed and judged by the Do Something Award Academy (comprised of former winners - I love this!!!!) and Do Something Awards team (comprised of Do Something staff) who read through every application and select finalists. The Do Something Award finalists are flown to NYC, where representatives from the Do Something Award Selection Committee (comprised of key not-for-profit and corporate professionals) and the Academy interview the finalists face-to-face. Then, the 5 finalists make it to the awards show:)
Applicants must have been born on or after 9/1/85, and must be a US or Canadian citizen, or permanent resident. Apply here.