The Heart of America Foundation® Heroes of the Heart® Christopher Reeve Award is presented each year to an extraordinary youth who has demonstrated tremendous compassion and caring in serving his or her community.

Nominate a Hero for the Annual Christopher Reeve Award

Nominees must be high school seniors or younger and the awardee must be a high school senior or younger at the time the recipient is notified in March. Nominations are accepted from September 1 through October 31 each year. One award recipient is selected in March and will receive a $1,000 scholarship from Merriam-Webster, Inc. for post-secondary education.

Please note that the nominator cannot be a relative of the nominee.

Download Award Application (Word doc)

Nominations and questions should be emailed to or mailed to The Heart of America Foundation at 401 F Street NW, Suite 325, Washington, DC 20001 to the attention of “Christopher Reeve Award.” The nominator and nominee will be notified in March only if the nominee is selected as the recipient.