We recognize Alaska youth, ages 12-19, statewide. Nominations can be submitted for an individual or a group.
Nominations can come from anyone who wishes to recognize a hard-working Alaska teenager. Nominations can be made in one of 8 categories. Recommendations often come from school staff and board members; youth clubs and organizations; the business community or other teenagers. Any community member inspired by a teen’s efforts can submit a nomination.
Nominees are eligible to be selected for the Spirit of Youth Award each year. Eight nominees are chosen by the Spirit of Youth Teen Advisory Council to receive the award and be featured on our Spirit of Youth radio series, which broadcasts to nearly 100 Alaska communities. Individual award recipients will receive a scholarship from Alaska 529 of up to $2,000 and eight runners-up will each receive a $500 scholarship. Group recipients receive a grant to support their efforts.
It is not necessary to complete every line though questions with a * are required. Please enter as much information as you can. After submitting your nomination you will see a confirmation message at the bottom of the screen. If you do not see a confirmation message please contact us as your nomination may not have gone through.
If you would like to print a copy and mail it to us, download a hard copy nomination form.