OPEN TO EVERYONE
Any young person aged 14-24 can do The Award, no matter
their gender, cultural background, religious or political affiliation or
physical ability. An Award is gained through individual
improvement and achievement, which means that disadvantaged young people and
those with special needs are able to participate fully!
GREAT FOR APPLICATIONS
Having your Duke of Ed Award looks great on post-secondary applications, scholarships, CVs and resumes. Whether applying for post-secondary or about to enter the work force, The Award shows commitment and achievement, as well as dedication to a variety of activities. It also gives young people an opportunity to talk about themselves and their passions outside of their formal education.
IT'S A PROCESS, NOT A PRIZE
The Duke of Ed Award is a process of personal and social development; the activities which make up the Award are a means to this end. Young people learn from the new experiences they have and discover hidden capabilities and talents.