Volunteer

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.orgHelp local libraries by playing a fun, interactive game on your phone! Sign up to play a texting game and you'll be able to unlock a donation to a local library.

By playing and sharing the game, you'll also gain entry to win a $5,000 scholarship. Yep, that easy (and fun)!

Rules:
No minimum GPA or essays required. Must be 13 to 25 years old to apply.

What:
$5,000

How:
Go to www.dosomething.org/us/campaigns/context-clues, and enter three friends' numbers. You and they will receive an invite to play the Context Clues game. Plus, you can unlock a donation to a real library and enter to win a $5,000 scholarship!

Deadline:
July 31, 2016

Go to www.dosomething.org/us/campaigns/context-clues and sign up now!

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