Volunteer & Community Service Scholarships
By giving back to your community, you have the chance to put money toward you college education as well!
March 01, 2016
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:
$5,000 Easy Scholarship: Caption a Pet Pic to Protect Animals from Secondhand Smoke
Available to: Maximum Age 25 Years
Award Amount: $5,000
You could win an easy $5,000 scholarship just by taking a pic of an animal and giving it a caption to show how secondhand smoke affects pets’ health! By captioning a cute pic (“Smoke makes life RUFF for dogs!”) you can be part of the movement to finish smoking for good. By participating, you’ll also automatically enter to win a $5,000 scholarship. Purrfect!
Get more information on the $5,000 Easy Scholarship: Caption a Pet Pic to Protect Animals from Secondhand Smoke .
Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest
Available to: High School Seniors through Graduate Student, Year 5
Award Amount: $500
The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest is available to high school seniors and students currently enrolled in a college or university. You must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) which raises awareness of the severity of the consequences of drunk driving among your peers to qualify for this award. The video must be uploaded to YouTube and be no longer than three minutes long.
Get more information on the Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest.
$3,000 Easy Scholarship: Make a Playlist to Take Shorter Showers
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Student, Year 5
Award Amount: $3,000
You could win an easy $3,000 scholarship just by making a five-minute playlist to remind friends to take shorter showers! Send your playlist to someone you know so they can keep their shower under 5 minutes. That’ll save up to 1,500 gallons of water and automatically enter to win a $3,000 scholarship. Win-win!
Get more information on the $3,000 Easy Scholarship: Make a Playlist to Take Shorter Showers.
BloodCenter of Wisconsin Summer Scholarship
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
Available To: College Freshmen through College Seniors
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
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.
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