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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

March 16, 2015

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:

Youth Serve Montana Scholarship

Deadline:4/15/15
Available To: College Freshman
Amount: $5,000

Provided by the Governor’s Office of Community Service, the Youth Serve Montana Scholarship is available to high school seniors in Montana.

You must be planning to attend an in-state post-secondary institution, and have volunteered 100 hours of service in their community within a 12 month period to qualify for this award.

Get more information on the Youth Serve Montana Scholarship.

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

Deadline:4/15/15
Available To: Ages 13-18
Amount: $5,000

The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes is available to students age 18 and younger who have organized and led a service activity that has clearly benefited other people.

Your service activity must have been initiated and motivated primarily by you and cannot have been an assignment for school or work.

Additionally, you must demonstrate a positive spirit and high moral purpose.

To be considered, you must be nominated by an adult who has solid knowledge of your service activities and is not related to you.

Get more information on the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes.

Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship

Deadline:4/15/15
Available To: College Freshman
Amount: $2,500

The Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship is available to high school seniors residing in New Hampshire.

Preference is given to students pursuing careers in business, hospitality, or food service industries; and to students with a minimum 3.25 GPA and who demonstrate substantial volunteer or community service.

Get more information on the Dunkin’ Donuts Scholarship.

CHCI Scholarship

Deadline:4/16/15
Available To: College Freshman through Graduate Student, Year 5
Amount: $5,000

Sponsored by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Inc, the CHCI Scholarship is available to Latino students who are enrolled full-time in an accredited community college, four-year university, or graduate / professional program.

You must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident and demonstrate financial need, good writing skills, and have a history of performing public and/or community service-oriented activities in your community to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the CHCI Scholarship.

Becca’s Closet Spirit of Generosity Scholarship

Deadline:4/17/15
Available To: College Freshman
Amount: $1,000

The Becca’s Closet Spirit of Generosity Scholarship is available to college-bound high school seniors.

You must have made an outstanding contribution to your local community through volunteer service to be considered for this award.

A minimum 2.0 GPA is also required.

Get more information on the Becca’s Closet Spirit of Generosity Scholarship.

John C. Bajus Scholarship

Deadline:4/20/15
Available To: College Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Amount: $1,000

Provided by the Marine Technology Society, the John C. Bajus Scholarship is available to full-time students who are studying a marine related field.

You must be a member of the Marine Technology Society and demonstrate a commitment to community service and/ or volunteer activities to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the John C. Bajus Scholarship.

Multicultural Scholarship Program

Deadline: 5/01/15
Available to:College Freshman to High School Senior
Award Amount: Varies

Provided by the National Association for Campus Activities, the Multicultural Scholarship Program is available to U.S. Citizen undergraduate students enrolled in a college or university within the NACA South Region.

You must have significant contributions via volunteer involvement, either on or off campus and hold a significant leadership position on campus to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the Multicultural Scholarship Program.

East Villagers Service Scholar Essay and Art Contest

Deadline: 5/4/15
Available to:High School Freshman to High School Senior
Award Amount: $500

The East Villagers Service Scholar Essay and Art Contest is available to high school students in the U.S. and Canada who have completed at least five hours of community service.

You must respond to an essay prompt or submit a work of fine art, digital art, photography, or video that inspires service or captures an inspirational moment of service.

Get more information on the East Villagers Service Scholar Essay and Art Contest.

EMPOWER Scholarship

Deadline: 5/15/15
Available to:College Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies

Provided by the Courage Center, the EMPOWER Scholarship is available to ethnically diverse students residing in Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.

You must demonstrate a career interest in the medical or rehabilitation field by completing career-related volunteer service, and have a minimum 2.0 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Get more information on the EMPOWER Scholarship.

Comeback Clothes Scholarship

Deadline: 5/31/15
Available to:Maximum Age 26 Years
Award Amount: $10,000

The vast majority of fabric can be recycled, yet 85% of textiles made each year ends up in landfills. That’s 11.1 million tons, or the equivalent of over 70 Billion t-shirts.

Sign up for Comeback Clothes to collect old and worn-out clothes in your school and communities and recycle them at your local H&M store to help save precious resources.

Not only will you be making the world suck less, participants can earn a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship for school for every 50 pieces collected.

Submit a photo of the clothes you collected to be entered to win a $10,000 Scholarship. Start here: www.dosomething.org/clothes. The more clothes you collect, the more entries you can earn.

No essay or minimum GPA required.

Get more information on the Comeback Clothes Scholarship.

Motorola Future Leaders Scholarship

Deadline: 6/01/15
Available to:College Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $10,000

Provided by the International Association of Fire Chiefs Foundation, the Motorola Future Leaders Scholarship is open to students who are current members of the American or Canadian Fire Service.

You must currently be an active member of a state, county, providential, municipal, community, industrial, or federal fire department.

Volunteers must have three years experience; paid must have two years; combination paid and volunteer must have three years experience; and explorers must have one year.

Also, you must demonstrate proficiency as a member of the fire service, be enrolled in an accredited institution, and occupy a supervisory, middle management or similar position of paid or volunteer work to be eligible for this award.

Preference is given to students also enrolled in IAFC’s Company Officer Development Program, primarily offered at the Fire Rescue International Conference.

Get more information on the Motorola Future Leaders Scholarship.

Alma S. Adams Scholarship

Deadline: 6/30/15
Available to:High School Freshman through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: $5,000

Provided by the American Legacy Foundation, the Alma S. Adams Scholarship is available to high and full – time undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing courses of study in public health, communications, social work, education, liberal arts, or a related field.

You must demonstrate a commitment to community service on behalf of a disadvantaged community or use of visual arts, media or other creative endeavors to convey a culturally appropriate health message aimed at raising community awareness of tobacco’s harmful impact or countering tobacco use by a disadvantaged population.

Get more information on the Alma S. Adams Scholarship.


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