The Kentucky Commission on Community Volunteerism and Service (KCCVS) is seeking nominations for the 2011 Governor’s Awards for Volunteerism and Service.

There are 13 award categories, including the First Lady’s Award, which recognizes a Kentuckian who has gone out of his or her way to assist youth in their efforts to graduate from high school. This may have been done through mentoring, time spent tutoring or advising a student in need of assistance or by working directly with a school to help children gain their diplomas.

Individuals and groups may be nominated in only one category. Self-nominations are accepted.

The deadline is Feb. 15. For more information go to KCCVS website. The nomination form and other information are available on the KCCVS website.