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 "Commitment" 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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DoSomething.orgGet this: 40% of seniors don't use the Internet. At all. This can leave them disconnected from loved ones and lead to feelings of isolation and depression.

This October, DoSomething.org has teamed up with AARP Foundation's Mentor Up Program to launch the second year of the Grandparents Gone Wired campaign, which asks young people to help seniors stay connected to family and friends by teaching a grandparent or other elderly adult how to use current tech trends like smartphones, social media, video chat, and email.

Participants can not only improve the life of a senior citizen, but earn a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship for school.

What:
$10,000 scholarship for one winner.

How:
1.) Sign up for Grandparents Gone Wired at: https://www.dosomething.org/grandparents

2.) Use our Technology Teaching Guides to bring a senior up to speed on new tech trends.

3.) Send a pic of the two of you in action, and you’ll be entered to win the scholarship.

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.

The deadline to submit your entry is January 20, 2015. Go to DoSomething.org to apply now!

Start Date:
October 23, 2014

Deadline :
January 20, 2015

Amount :
$10,000


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