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Clinton School accepting applications for high school service award
Clinton School accepting applications for high school service award

Daniel Cayce Award winner will receive $1,000 scholarship

LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service is accepting applications for the 2011-12 Daniel Cayce Award, given annually to an Arkansas high school student who best demonstrates selfless volunteerism on behalf of his or her community.

The school encourages Arkansas high school juniors and seniors who have been involved in outstanding community service projects to apply for the award. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

“While our program is designed for graduate students, we feel it is very important to promote the spirit of public service among all ages,” said Clinton School Dean Skip Rutherford. “The Cayce Award is a great way to encourage aspiring public servants and recognize the outstanding efforts of Arkansas high school students. We look forward to reviewing this year’s applications.”

The award was established in 2005 and named after inaugural recipient Daniel Cayce of Bearden who worked for 14 years helping needy families in Southeast Arkansas. Last year’s winner was Brady Hogg from Poyen High School who gathered food, money and gifts to benefit the families of heart transplant patients in memory of his brother Jake, who died after complications from a heart transplant in 2007.

Applicants for the Daniel Cayce Award should submit a completed application form, a summary of their community service activities and an essay of no more than 500 words on one of the provided topics. Click here to download an application form.

Students may also send letters of recommendation, newspaper articles, or any other material that would help the committee make their decision.

The deadline for applications is May 7, 2012. Finalists will be invited to a ceremony for the award at the Clinton School on May 20, 2012.

For questions regarding the award, contact Nikolai DiPippa at 501-683-5206 or email ndipippa@clintonschool.uasys.edu.