70% of admissions officers surveyed valued consistent local volunteering over a long period rather than a short stint abroad.

Admissions officers like to see words like "Committment" and "Passion" most when applicants describe their community services.

DoSomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the US that helps young people rock causes they care about. Any young person 25 and under can join by texting "JOIN" to 38383 or joining online at www.DoSomething.org.

*2010 DoSomething.org Community Services and College Admissions Study
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Solve a MysteryCheck this out: Girls start out loving science just as much as boys, but by middle school they're half as interested in stuff like test tubes and robots. What gives?!

This October, DoSomething.org has teamed up with 3M to get girls (or anyone!) excited about a career in one of the STEM fields by showing them what pro scientists actually do.

Participants can earn a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship for school by playing and sharing Science Sleuth, a multi-player, interactive texting game, where you and three friends must use your science skills to gather clues and solve the case of the missing mascot.

No minimum GPA. No essay required.

What:
$10,000 scholarship for one winner.

How:
1). Sign up for Science Sleuth at DoSomething.org/clue.

2.) Share the game with three friends and you'll be entered to win the scholarship.

When:
The deadline to submit your entry is January 9, 2015.

Go to DoSomething.org/clue to apply now!

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