Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes - $10,000

From the website:


The Barron Prize welcomes applications from public-spirited young people who are:

  • between the ages of 8 and 18 (not yet age 19)

  • permanent residents of and currently residing in the U.S.A. or Canada

  • currently working on an inspiring service project or have done so within the past 12 months

  • working as an individual to lead their service work. The Barron Prize does not accept applications from large groups of young people.

The Barron Prize does not discriminate against its applicants based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.


You may download a sample application to use in planning and organizing your application.

Remember, applications are accepted online ONLY. Applications sent via mail or by any method other than our online system will be deemed ineligible.


$10,000 Award

Winners each receive $10,000 to be applied to their higher education or to their service project.

Recognition Gifts

Each winner receives a beautiful personalized plaque and recognition certificate.

Young Heroes Materials

Each winner receives a signed copy of The Hero’s Trail by Barron Prize founder T.A. Barron, along with a copy of Dream Big, our documentary film profiling several former Barron Prize winners. Winners also receive our Young Heroes Activity Guide and Bibliography.

Networking Opportunities

Winners are given the opportunity to connect with other Barron Prize honorees through our Young Heroes online forum.

Media Coverage

Winners are provided with numerous media opportunities – print, television, and radio – to publicize and extend the reach of their service work.