Volunteer & Community Service Scholarships

By giving back to your community, you have the chance to put money toward you college education as well!

Elizabeth Hoyt

August 08, 2016

Volunteer & Community Service Scholarships

Giving your time to help those in need is noble. After all, everyone is busy with school, work, family and a social life. But, volunteers make it a priority to reach out and lend a hand – without asking for anything in return.

And, though volunteers don’t ask for anything in return, it doesn’t mean they can’t get anything in return. In fact, by giving back to your community, you have the chance to put money toward you college education as well!

Since these individuals are so deserving, we thought it was important to showcase scholarship opportunities for students who are individuals that demonstrate the spirit of volunteering and community service.

Whatever type of volunteer work your passion falls under, there are scholarship providers that recognize and provide awards for those that give their time and efforts to those in need.

Check out the following scholarships for student volunteers and those involved in community service:

$1,000 Scholarship: Help Make Your School More Fair

Deadline: 8/31/16
Available to: Maximum Age 25 Years
Award Amount: $1,000

Spotting hidden inequalities in your school and making it more fair is hard, we totally get that. But we can help you! Sign up at the link below and enter to win a $1,000 scholarship.

Learn more about the $1,000 Scholarship: Help Make Your School More Fair.

$5,000 Scholarship: Collect Period Products for People in Homeless Shelters

Deadline: 9/30/16
Available to: Maximum Age 25 Years
Award Amount: $5,000

You could win a $5,000 scholarship by collecting and donating pads and tampons for people experiencing homelessness. Mail what you collect to a local shelter (we’ll give you the address!). That’ll help make sure that everyone has what they need (during that time of the month!), and automatically enter you to win a $5,000 scholarship!

Learn more about the $5,000 Scholarship: Collect Period Products for People in Homeless Shelters.

$5,000 Scholarship: Collect Sports Gear for Kids in Underserved Communities

Deadline: 9/30/16
Available to: Maximum Age 25 Years
Award Amount: $5,000

You could win a $5,000 scholarship just by collecting and donating gently-used sports gear to kids in underserved communities. Donate what you collect to a local shelter (we’ll give you the address of the closest one!). That’ll help more kids have access to sports and automatically enter you to win a $5,000 scholarship. Win-win!

Learn more about the $5,000 Scholarship: Collect Sports Gear for Kids in Underserved Communities.

Youth Forward Scholarship

Deadline: 12/01/16
Available to: High School Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: 3 Awards of $1,500

The Youth Forward Scholarship is open to current high school and college students. You must submit an essay of no more than 500 words on your commitment to volunteerism in order to be considered for this award.

Learn more about the Youth Forward Scholarship.

BloodCenter of Wisconsin Summer Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available To: High School Senior through Graduate Student, Year 5
Amount: 11 Awards from $200-$1,000

The BloodCenter of Wisconsin Summer Scholarship is available to full-time college students, and high school students who are scheduled to graduate at the end of the 2015-2016 school year or have graduated at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

To enter, you must meet the minimum criteria to donate blood and make a blood donation.

Your name will be entered into a scholarship drawing for each blood donation made in your name.

Get more information on the BloodCenter of Wisconsin Summer Scholarship.

Volunteer Service Contest Scholarship – Western Michigan University

Deadline: Varies
Available To: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Amount: Varies

The Volunteer Service Contest Scholarship is open to students at Western Michigan University who are registered for at least one credit hour.

To be considered for this award, you must have done some sort of volunteer or community service within the last two years.

Get more information on the Volunteer Service Contest Scholarship – Western Michigan University.

Women and Leadership Program, Panama City

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies

The Women and Leadership Program, Panama City is open to female students from around the world who are interested in participating in a four-week program in Panama City, Panama, that includes: university courses, cultural activities and community service.

Prospective students are evaluated based on the quality of application and may be contacted for an interview.

Learn more information about the Women and Leadership Program, Panama City.

Need money to pay for college?

Every semester, Fastweb helps thousands of students pay for school by matching them to scholarships, grants and awards for which they actually qualify. Sign up today to get started. You'll find scholarships like the Niche $1,000 Back to School Scholarship, and VIP Voice's $5,000 Scholarship.

You Might Also Like:


Join the Discussion