HASBRO Teens With the Courage to Give Award
For: Young people who have “faced physical and/or emotional obstacles, reached out to make a difference to others and ultimately helped themselves.” Two winners receive $5,000 scholarships and 10 win $500 grants for National Youth Service Day projects.
By: HASBRO and Youth Service America.
Winners include: Sara Annear, who oversees a group of fellow teenagers who provide peer-to-peer drug counseling and education in Waco, Texas, and Gerardo Jimenez, who works with Latinos Unidos Siempre (Latinos United Always), empowering and educating minority and at-risk youth in the Salem, Ore., community.
Contact YSA: (202) 296-2994, www.ysa.org .
Girl Scout Gold Award’s Young Women of Distinction
For: Outstanding accomplishments in the areas of leadership, community service, career planning and personal development.
By: Girl Scouts of the USA.
Winners include: Stacey Berkley, 18, of Columbia Station, Ohio (orphanage refurbishment); Christelle Geisler, 18, of Hickory, N.C. (brochure for grieving adolescents); Elsa Hiltner, 17, of Shorewood, Wis. (clothing store for low-income families); Katie Grimes, 20, of Federal Highway, Wash.; Noorain Khan, 17, of Grand Rapids, Mich.; Maria del Mar Ceballos, 17, of Guaynabo, Puerto Rico; Sandra Marshall, 17, of Eastlake, Ohio; Tami Reed, 18, of Houston; Heather Samuelson, 17, of Palm Harbor, Fla.; and Nina Vasan, 17, of Vienna, W.Va.
Contact: (800) 478-7248. www.girlscouts.org.
Gustav O. Lienhard Award
For: The advancement of personal health services; $25,000 prize.
By: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Institute of Medicine.
Winner: Ruth Watson Lubic, president of the District of Columbia Developing Families Center that she helped found in 2000.
Contact RWJF: (609) 452-8701. www.rwjf.org.