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ANY YOUNG ADULT
- First presented in 1968, the award is given to young
adults between the ages of 15 and 25 who have achieved excellence
in the fields of art, athletics, business, education, government,
humanities, literature, music, religion, science, or service and have
been involved in service to their community, state, or country that
adds to the quality of life. Each council selects and submits their
top nominee for consideration for the five national awards.
- An adult advisor, whom you choose, helps you set challenging
but a achievable goals in the four program areas. Once you've achieved
your goals, you summarize them on a Recommendation Form. You'll receive
a letter, which will let you know when your Senator and /or member
of Congress will present you with your medal and certificate.
Achievement Award Program
- The Learning for Life Career Achievement Award program
allows young people to be recognized for community service and to
acquire and be recognized for career proficiency achievement in either
arts & humanities, aviation, business, communications, engineering,
fire & emergency service, health, law & government, law enforcement,
science, skilled trades, social services, or all 12 career clusters.
It gives Explorers and student participants distinguished credentials
for their resume.
- Leadership Award is given to youth and adults who
have given exceptional dedication and leadership to the youth participants
in either the Learning for Life or Exploring Program.
ADULT LEADERS AND PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS
H. Spurgeon, III Award
- The William H. Spurgeon, III Award was developed in
1971 in honor of the man who is regarded as the major leader in the
development of special interest Exploring. Mr. Spurgeon was a business
executive at the Irvine Company in Southern California who personally
organized many special interest posts in the 1960's. Mr. Spurgeon served
for many years as a member of the National Council Executive Board and
national Exploring Committee. His pioneering efforts led to the present
contemporary Exploring Program. He devoted much of the late 1960's to
promoting Exploring and is particularly remembered as a dynamic speaker
for Exploring Impact Plan luncheons across America. Mr. Spurgeon passed
away in 1970.
C. Hill Award
- The Russell C. Hill Award was established in 1999 to
honor Hill's outstanding achievement in the character education field.
Russell Chilton Hill was a prominent San Antonio, Texas businessman who
spent much of his time and fortune in promoting Character Education
based on his "Freedoms Code" which earned him the Freedom Foundation's
Honor Medal. Hill made a pledge to fight for public support in the
development of character in the youth of our nation. Learning for Life
establishes this award to honor Hill's outstanding achievement in the
character education field.
Youth participating in the Exploring program may apply for the
Aviation Academy Scholarship (Aviation, 10/$1,000)
- Comair Aviation Academy offers (10) annual scholarships to
encourage Aviation Explorers to enter and complete a curriculum that
will lead to an exciting, well-paying career as a commercial pilot.
One-half of the scholarship ($1000) will be presented upon one-half
completion of the course (COMM/MEL) and the other half ($1000) presented
upon completion of the course (CFI, CFI-I, MEI).
Pilot Shop Scholarship (Aviation, 2/$1,000)
- Sporty's Pilot Shop offers two annual $1,000 scholarships to
encourage Aviation Explorers to enter and complete an aviation
curriculum. Sporty's knows that aviation offers a variety of exciting,
well-paying careers, and that qualified and motivated Aviation Explorers
should be given encouragement and assistance in choosing a career in
School of Aeronautics (Aviation, 4/$2,000)
- Spartan School of Aeronautics offers four annual scholarships to
encourage Aviation Explorers to enter and complete an aviation
curriculum that will lead to an exciting, well-paying career in aviation
as a professional pilot, aviation maintenance technician, avionics
technician, or instrument technician.
FIRE SERVICE EXPLORING
Scholarship (Fire Service, $500)
- The International Association of Fire Chiefs Foundation coordinates
a yearly $500 scholarship program to assist Explorers in pursuing a
career in the fire sciences.
LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPLORING
- National Youth Representative Scholarship
- Law Enforcement Exploring will provide a scholarship to the outgoing
National Youth Representative at the National Law Enforcement
Special Agents Scholarship (Law Enforcement, $1,000)
- The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) Special Agents'
offers scholarships the amount of $1,000. Scholarships are presented
every even-numbered year to Law Enforcement Explorers
James J. Regan Scholarship (Law Enforcement, $1,000)
- The National Technical Investigators Association presents two
one-time $500 scholarships annually. Criteria include academic record,
leadership, extracurricular activities, and a personal statement on
"what significance I place on a technical background in law
Drug Abuse Prevention Service Award (Law Enforcement, $1,000)
- The DEA Drug Abuse Prevention Service Award consists of an engraved
plaque and a $1,000 award, which will be presented in recognition of "an
act or actions representing a contribution of outstanding service in
drug abuse prevention." For more information, see the workbook for this award.
Investigators' Service Award (Law Enforcement, $500)
- Federal Investigators Association recognizes Explorers who render
outstanding service to law enforcement agencies with a $500 U.S. Savings
bond and plaque.
Boring Award (Law Enforcement, 2/$2,000)
- The director of the U.S. Secret Service presents two $2,000
scholarships annually to law enforcement Explorers whose achievements
reflect the high degree of motivation, commitment, and community concern
that epitomizes the law enforcement profession.
A. Horak Memorial Scholarship (Law Enforcement, $1,000)
- This merit-based award involves a $1,000, one-time scholarship. The
award also includes a plaque and pin.
Enforcement Exploring Community Crime Prevention Award
- The International Society of Crime Prevention
Practitioners provides an annual recognition of Explorer posts that
exhibit outstanding support of their communities. Includes a plaque and
Enforcement Exploring Proficiency Awards
- Provides an opportunity for posts and their Explorers
to earn recognition in community service, crime prevention, law
enforcement service, law enforcement training, firearms training,
emergency preparedness, tenure and Explorer of the Year.
SKILLED TRADES EXPLORING
Skill Trades Scholarship (Skill Trades, $1,000)
- The AFL-CIO presents two $1,000 scholarships annually to Explorers
to help them support their education toward a career in skilled