Military Child of the Year award up for grabs

Posted: 3:46 PM, Oct 22, 2016
Updated: 2016-10-22 20:46:12Z
Military Child of the Year award up for grabs

Operation Homefront is accepting nominations for Military Child of the Year.

Nominations are being accepted through Dec. 5.

There will be six winners, ages 8 – 18, that representing the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard.

The winners will receive $10,000 each and will be selected based on volunteerism, leadership, scholarship, and extracurriculars.

Another award, the Military Child of the Year Award for Innovation, is open for ages 13-18 and is presented by Booz Allen Hamilton. This award requires potential winners to show innovation, by creating a new invention, improvement of existing technology, or the creation of a new nonprofit.

The winner of the ward will receive $5,000 and a mentorship by Booz Allen Hamilton employees to advance the winner’s project.

Winners will be flown to Washington to receive the award from high-ranking leaders.

Anyone is able to nominate a child and can do so on the Military Child of the Year website.

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