Applications now open for 2023 Prudential Emerging Visionaries

Program will recognize students ages 14–18 creating positive change in their communities

Newark-based Prudential Financial on Thursday said applications are now open for its Prudential Emerging Visionaries, a program that celebrates young people bringing fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to pressing financial and societal challenges in their communities.

Now in its second year, the program builds on the legacy and momentum of the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, the country’s largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.

Charles Lowrey. (File photo)

“Recognizing young leaders for making their communities stronger and more inclusive is another way Prudential fulfills its purpose of making lives better by solving the financial challenges of our changing world,” Chairman and CEO Charles Lowrey stated. “Our inaugural class of Emerging Visionaries was truly exceptional, and we’re looking forward to honoring more young innovators in 2023.”

Prudential sees an Emerging Visionary as a changemaker — a young person with a bold vision for impact and a project to make it happen.

Now through Nov. 3, applications from young leaders across the country who are challenging the status quo and bringing fresh perspectives to solving financial and societal challenges will be accepted.

In April 2023, 20 students will be awarded for their solutions to social issues, and five for their solutions to financial barriers. Each winner will receive $5,000 plus a paid trip to Prudential’s headquarters in Newark. During this event, the five honorees in the financial solutions category will pitch their ideas to Prudential leaders for a chance to receive a grand prize of $15,000.

Prudential Emerging Visionaries is a collaboration between Prudential and Ashoka, a leading organization in the social impact sector.

For more information about Prudential Emerging Visionaries, including how to apply, click here.