Unsung Hero Award

Scholarship Description

Recipients must meet the following criteria:  1) Be a full time Palm Beach County, Florida student (grade 6 through 12) and be engaged in some form of community service as a volunteer (non-paying) helping people within their community or another community.  2) Show commitment above and beyond, with no expectations of reward.  3) The volunteer experience must not be self-serving or associated with a required activity such as a science fair project.  4) The volunteer activity(ies) should have been carried out for at least the past two years, (length of time involved will be a consideration).  5) Applicants must volunteer an average of 30 hours each month or 360 hours per year.  Acknowledgment of the student’s volunteer hours must be verified in writing by the charitable organization (s).  6) Letters of recommendation from the student’s school, charity or charities where the participation took place and personal references must be submitted with the LIFE application form (original and 5 copies).  7) All applicants will be subject to a background check to verify all claims made by themselves, or on their behalf.  8. Relatives or close family friends of the LIFE staff or Board of Directors are not eligible for this award.  Recipients of the LIFE award must adhere to the following conditions in order to maintain the scholarship:  1. Maintain a 2.5 grade point average or the equivalent.  2. report on their personal progress/developments to LIFE after each grading period.  3. Submit a copy of their report card at the end of each grading period.  4. Continue their volunteer activities for a minimum of 15 hours per month and submit verification of volunteer hours at the end of each grading period.

Year of Need: College Freshman,


Num Awards: 20

Min Award: 10000

Max Award:

Deadline: 2022-12-01


Sponsoring Organization Leaders in Furthering Education (LIFE)
6274 Linton Boulevard Suite 103
Delray Beach, FL 33484

Contact Person: Award Program

Phone: 561-865-0955

Fax: 561-865-0938