Find a way to give back.

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

DoSomething.orgYou could win a $5,000 scholarship by collecting and donating pads and tampons for people experiencing homelessness. Mail what you collect to a local shelter (we'll give you the address!). That'll help make sure that everyone has what they need (during that time of the month!), and automatically enter you to win a $5,000 scholarship!

A minimum of at least 10 individually wrapped feminine care products in an unopened box(s) to be collected and donated to constitute as one scholarship entry. Any combination of products and boxes (i.e. 2 boxes of 5 products or 1 box of 10 products) will count. Unlimited entries. No minimum GPA or essays required. Must be 13 to 25 years old to apply. This scholarship is only open to those residing in the U.S. and Canada or those who hold citizenship in the U.S. or Canada.

$5,000 for one winner!

The scholarship is open from July 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016.

Go to www.dosomething.org/us/campaigns/power-period to learn more!

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