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.
Teach them new technology skills to connect with friends and family.
Get your grandparent (or another older adult) connected with technology and you'll be entered for a $4,000 scholarship.
Teach seniors in your community how to use the internet and you'll be entered to win a $4,000 scholarship.
How it works: Get your grandparents (or another older adult) connected. Depression affects more than 6.5 million Americans ages 65 or older. Internet use can reduce this risk of depression by 34%. What you know is what they need.
For one entry to win the scholarship, submit a photo of you and the person you helped during the tech session. The more people you teach, the more times you will be entered to win the scholarship. Just remember to submit your pics to verify how many people you taught.
Check out the web site for specific tips on how to teach someone to create an email account, set up a group video chat, post a status on Facebook and more.
Remember, the more people you teach, the more chances you have to win!
No minimum GPA. No essay required.
October 22, 2013
January 3, 2014
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