The annual AARP Andrus Award for Community Service is named for AARP Founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus.

AARP North Dakota is seeking nominations for its Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors North Dakotans 50 and older who share their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of others.

This year the award recipient will be able to designate a nonprofit organization to which $500 will be donated in the award recipent’s name.

“AARP North Dakota is excited to shine a light on those North Dakotans who are making a difference in their communities through volunteerism,” said AARP state president Kathi Schwan, West Fargo.

Nominees must be 50 years or older and the achievements, accomplishments, or service on which the nomination is based must have been performed on a volunteer basis, without pay, and reflect AARP’s vision and mission. Couples or partners who perform service together are eligible; however, teams are not eligible. Nominees do not have to be AARP members.

The nomination deadline is June 2. Submit nominations online at, where you will also find more information and complete eligibility requirements. You can obtain a paper nomination by emailing or by calling 701-355-3648 or 866-554-5383.

The AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service is AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award and honors the legacy of Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, who founded AARP 59 years ago.

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