The application for the 2012 Pearson Prize for Higher Education went live today and will be available through March 16.
Just a word on why the Pearson Foundation created the Pearson Prize: We noticed that most college award programs and scholarships focus on graduating high school students and their academic merits. But there's a different, special kind of student who often emerges while in college—one dedicated to service and to the community.
By identifying emerging leaders who are already underway in their college careers, the Pearson Prize for Higher Education addresses the needs of students who have been doing great things under the radar. Every year, a number of the National Fellows say that they've never received any kind of award before, which is really amazing when you hear their stories.
To learn more about the Pearson Prize and see videos made by current Fellows, visit the Pearson Prize website.
To apply today, please visit the application page. Be sure to check out the eligibility requirements and FAQ for detailed application information.