Children in military families eligible for $10,000 award - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Children in military families eligible for $10,000 award

(Source: Operation Homefront/Facebook) (Source: Operation Homefront/Facebook)
(KSLA) -

Teens in military families have a chance to receive a $10,000 cash award among other gifts when applying for 2018's Military Child of the Year Award from Operation Homefront.

Six teens ages 13 to 18 will represent a branch of the armed forces that a parent serves — the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard.  Winners will receive the $10,000 cash award, a trip to Washington D.C. and other donated gifts. This is the award's seventh year.

Anyone can nominate a teen for one of the service branch awards.

A seventh teen will be awarded the Military Child of the Year Innovation Award, presented by consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. 

The Innovation Award will be bestowed to a military child who has designed a "bold and creative" solution to a local, regional or global challenge.

The recipient will work with the firm to develop a plan to scale the recipient's project.

Students can apply for the Innovation Award themselves. 

Nominations can be made at www.militarychildoftheyear.org through Dec. 4.

Copyright 2017 KSLA. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly