(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.