The Helpline Center is currently accepting applications for the Citi Youth Leadership Awards, which is a scholarship program for Sioux Empire area seniors involved in community service.

Citi, the sponsor of the scholarships, will award six $1,000 scholarships in 2017.

The basic requirements for applicants are:

  • Students need to be a senior in high school during the 2016-2017 academic year,
  • Students need to have contributed at least 100 hours of service within the past 12 months.

Eligible service may include:

  • service with community/religious organizations,
  • service through school/community based service-learning projects,
  • or individual efforts to help others and/or improve the community.

This service cannot include fundraising, lobbying, or a paid/stipend service.

Applications are available at area school guidance counselor offices, at or by dialing 2-1-1.

Students should submit the completed application to the Helpline Center office no later than Monday, March 20, 2017.

A panel of judges will evaluate the nominees and the winners will be notified through the Helpline Center.

The scholarships will be presented to the winners Thursday, May 11, 2017 at the Spirit of Volunteerism Awards Banquet, hosted by the Helpline Center.

For more information visit or dial 2-1-1.

Source: Helpline Center

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