PVSA Pins & Coins Out of Stock

July 1, 2024: The PVSA organization is currently out of stock on all pins, gold and bronze coins, and gold and bronze medallions. Volunteer Scholars has been in touch with PVSA and requested an estimated ship date on these items. The PVSA organization does not allow orders to be placed for out-of-stock items, nor do they contact waiting organizations, so we check frequently to see when these items are back in stock so we can order right away.

Volunteer Scholars has gold and bronze medallions and silver pins in stock at this time, but we are unable to fulfill some orders for some replacement pins and coins. Volunteer Scholars will accept orders for these replacement items and will fill the requests in the order they were received. Please note, this is why we estimate a delivery of up to 3 months for replacement pins, coins, and medallions. From the PVSA website:

Congratulations Priority PVSA Recipients

Volunteer Scholars congratulates 7 members who took advantage of the priority submission (March 1- June 1) and received early certification for their 2023-2024 President’s Volunteer Service Awards! Gold Medal recipients included Alexander K. (Coral Gables, FL); Alexander S. (Hollywood, FL); Christopher F. (Sagamore Beach, MA); Lindy Z. (Upton, MA); Rithika K. (Windsor, CA); Theodore S. (Hollywood, FL); and Christina D. (Beverly Shores, IN) was a Bronze Medal recipient. These volunteers completed 1,335 hours of community service. With the new online portal, Volunteer Scholars expects many more priority applicants next year!

Congratulations Priority ACA Recipients

Volunteer Scholars congratulates 6 members who took advantage of the priority submission (March 1- June 1) and completed their 2023-2024 American Citizenship Awards! ACA recipients included Alexander K. (Coral Gables, FL); Aryaveer S. (Englewood, CO); Denaier M. (Hollis, NY); Ella B. (Jackson, MS); Ilana G. (Newport Coast, CA) and Shannon A. (Dulles, VA). These students all completed more than 15 hours of citizenship service or citizenship education. Their activities included taking a course on Army values, serving as a page in a governor’s office, touring the US Capitol and Supreme Court, participating in mock trial, placing wreaths on veterans’ graves, and more. Members are invited to consider the American Citizenship Award this summer when there are many election year opportunities related to voter registration, work at polling places, and Fourth of July events. Read more about the requirements of the ACA award HERE.

5 Members Earn President’s Award of Outstanding Academic Excellence

Congratulations to the five members who were honored with the President’s Award of Outstanding Academic Excellence. Volunteer Scholars who are Platinum Members can seek this honor the end of their 6th grade, 8th grade, or 12th grade year by demonstrating academic motivation, initiative, integrity, intellectual depth, and leadership. Four students received this honor as rising 9th graders (completed 8th grade): Daniel M. (Farmington, CT); David R. (Auburn, MA); Elias V. (Cypress, CA); and Oliver K. (Glen Allen, VA). Sloane K. (Encinitas, CA) earned the award as a rising 7th grader (completed 6th grade).