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12 Scholarships for National Volunteer Month

12 Scholarships for National Volunteer Month

By Kathryn Knight Randolph

March 26, 2014

Did you know that by giving back to your community, you have the chance to give to your college education too?

April is National Volunteer Month, and with that, we wanted to showcase scholarships opportunities for those students who like to lend a hand to others. Whether your passion is in building homes, tutoring or providing food for those in need, there is a scholarship that you could qualify for and potentially win.

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

Deadline: April 15, 2014
Available To: Students younger than 18
Amount: $2,500

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes is open to students who have organized and led a community service project that benefitted others. To apply, students must be nominated by an adult that has witnessed their service efforts and is of no relation.

For more information on the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, click here.

Nordstrom Scholarship Program

Deadline: May 1, 2014
Available To: High school juniors
Amount: $2,500

The Nordstrom Scholarship Program is open to high school juniors who participate in community service or volunteer projects and have at least a 2.7 GPA.

For more information on the Nordstrom Scholarship Program, click here.

Bonner Scholar and Bonner Leader Programs

Deadline: Varies
Available To: First-year college students
Amount: Varies

The Bonner Scholar and Leader Programs provide scholarships to first-year college students who demonstrate an interest in community service and social justice issues as well as financial need. Available only at participating colleges, those in the Bonner Scholar and Leader Programs must complete 10 hours of community service each week.

For more information on the Bonner Scholar Program, click here; for the Bonner Leader Program, click here.

(NOTE: The participating school list is not the same for the Bonner Scholar and Bonner Leader Programs. Please see the participating schools list under each program to ensure your intended college or university is active in the program for which you would like to apply.)

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

Deadline: June 5, 2014
Available To: Full-time undergraduate and graduate students
Amount: Varies

The CBC Spouses Education scholarship is available to students who are active in community service opportunities and who have at least a 2.5 GPA.

For more information on the CBC Spouses Education Scholarship, click here.

Asian Women in Business Scholarship

Deadline: September 15, 2014
Available To: Female college students
Amount: $2,500

The Asian Women in Business Scholarship is open to female college students of Asian or Pacific Islander ancestry. Applicants must demonstrate scholarship, leadership, community service and entrepreneurship.

For more information on the Asian Women in Business Scholarship, click here.

HENAAC Scholars Program

Deadline: April 30, 2014
Available To: Undergraduate and graduate students
Amount: Varies

The HENAAC Scholars Program is open to students majoring in an engineering, technology, science or mathematics related field. Candidates must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, a strong commitment to the Hispanic community and leadership through academics and community service.

For more information on the HENAAC Scholars Program, click here.

Do Something Grants

Deadline: Varies
Available To: Students 25 and under
Amount: $500

Do Something Grants are available to students age 25 and under who are interested in pursuing a social entrepreneurial venture. The grants, which are awarded once a week, are to be used as seed money for a new or existing project, program or organization.

For more information on the Do Something Grants, click here.

Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship

Deadline: April 15, 2014
Available To: High school seniors
Amount: $2,500

The Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship is available to high school seniors in specified areas of New England as well as Philadelphia. Students must demonstrate academic achievement, leadership and community service.

For more information on the Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship, click here.

ECRA Scholarship

Deadline: July 11, 2014
Available To: High school seniors
Amount: $1,000

The ECRA Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors that have made significant contributions to the betterment of their school and/or community.

For more information on the ECRA Scholarship, click here.

CHCI Scholarship

Deadline: April 16, 2014
Available To: Full-time undergraduate and graduate students
Amount: $5,000

The CHCI Scholarship is open to students enrolled full-time in a community college, four-year university or graduate program. Applicants must display financial need and a history of performing service in their community.

For more information on the CHCI Scholarship, click here.

AGA Community Service Scholarship

Deadline: April 18, 2014
Available To: Undergraduate or graduate students
Amount: $1,500

The AGA Community Service Scholarship is open to students who are actively involved in community service and have a GPA of at least 3.0.

For more information on the AGA Community Service Scholarship, click here.


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