The Presidential Freedom Scholarship is a national initiative that promotes the young people’s leadership in community service. The Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees the Presidential Freedom Scholarship, provides recipients with a $500 scholarship. This award is matched with another scholarship of $500 or more from a local organization. Over 31,000 scholarships have been awarded since the program’s inception. This recognition of exemplary high school juniors and seniors would not be possible without the support of Trigg County High School and Cadiz/Trigg County Kiwanis Club.
"The Presidential Freedom Scholarships are designed to help communities recognize the outstanding service-related achievements of their young people, while encouraging others to get involved in service and volunteering," explained David Eisner, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. "Community service is an integral part of what it means to be an American citizen, and the Presidential Freedom Scholarship program is an excellent way to recognize young adults who are exercising their duty with distinction. We’re proud to be able to offer these scholarships, which build community partnerships and make it easier for thousands to attend college."
The Corporation for National and Community Service provides opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to serve their communities and country through three programs: Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America. Together with the USA Freedom Corps, the Corporation is working to build a culture of citizenship, service, and responsibility in America. For more information, visit www.nationalservice.org.