High School Voter Registration Awards

Did you know that many states offer awards to high schools that assist students to register to vote?   Below is a list of states that offer these awards.  If you know of any others, please email us at info@inspire2vote.org.

STATE

HIGH SCHOOL VOTER REGISTRATION AWARD

Arizona

Excellence in Civic Engagement

Mesa Mayor's Award
Schools that register 65 percent or more of eligible students will receive an award from Mayor John Giles at the end of the school year. In addition

Colorado

Eilza Pickrell Routt Award
Eliza Pickrell Routt was the first First Lady of Colorado and this award was created in her honor. This award is given to high schools that have 85% of eligible seniors registered to vote.

Iowa

Carrie Chapman Catt Award
Named after a founder of the League of Women Voters, schools that register to vote 90% of eligible students receive this award.

Kentucky

Georgia Davis Powers Award
Georgia Davis Powers was the first African-American and woman elected to the Kentucky State Senate. This award is given to high schools that register to vote 75-100% of eligible seniors.

Nevada

Helen J. Stewart Award
Helen Stewart became the first woman elected to the Clark County School District’s Board of Trustees in 1916. The purpose of the Helen J. Stewart Award is to launch seniors from high school who are poised for civic participation in their community by encouraging voter registration among eligible Nevada high school students. High Schools that register to vote at least 85% of eligible students in the senior class qualify for the award.

Pennsylvania

Governor's Civic Engagement Award
The Governor’s Civic Engagement Award is presented by the Pennsylvania Departments of State and Education. The award celebrates the efforts of Pennsylvania high school students to educate, engage and inform their fellow students about how to get involved in the voting process. High Schools that register to vote at 65-85% of eligible students qualify for this award.

Virginia

Richmond Mayor’s Voter Registration Award
High Schools will receive the award if 65% of eligible seniors are registered to vote.

Governor's High School Voter Registration Challenge
Virginia high schools that achieve at least 65 percent registration of their eligible senior class will earn the award. The award is intended to recognize and commemorate the efforts of the next generation of leaders to educate, engage and inform their fellow students about how to get involved in the voting process.

West Virginia

Jennings Randolph Award

Jennings Randolph is the father of the 26th Amendment and the late U.S. Senator from Harrison County, WV. In honor of Senator Randolph's determination to get young people involved in the voting process, the Secretary of State's office has created the Jennings Randolph Award. This award is given to high schools that have at least 85 percent of eligible students registered to vote.