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Caring Awards 


Each year since 1992, student nominees have been solicited to receive two prestigious awards to embody the spirit of caring, volunteerism, and humanitarianism. Finalists are chosen for each award and invited to bring one guest and their nominator to an awards luncheon sponsored by Bank of America.


These esteemed awards have been made possible through the generosity and establishment of an endowment by Hugh Jones, friends of Albert D. Ernest, Jr. and Barnett Bank of Jacksonville, N.A. (now Bank of America) for the Albert D. Ernest, Jr., Caring Award and the Bill and Angie Halamandaris Caring Internship at the Heart of America Foundation in Washington, DC.

Application Forms

See below for the 2019 Caring Award and Internship Applications. Our submission deadline has been extended to Thursday, October 10, 2019.

2019 Caring Award Application

2019 Caring Internship Application

2018 Caring Awards Luncheon

2018 Caring Award Finalists 2018 Caring Award Winner Acceptance
Caring Award Finalist and Bank of America Representatives Caring Award Finalist and Wes Scheufler of the Scheidel Family
2018 Caring Award Winner with Trophy   2018 Caring Award Winner and Bank of America Representatives