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Volunteer Scholarships & Internship Programs

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Elizabeth Hoyt

October 30, 2019

Volunteer Scholarships & Internship Programs
The spirit of service? It reminds us to give back to others and it’s great for your college applications or to add on to your resume. Plus, community service offers a wide range of activities which you can do with family and friends bringing you closer together. As if that’s not enough incentive to spend your extra time volunteering, many scholarship providers seek to reward students who spend their time giving back to their communities with scholarship funding to help pay for school. Check out the following scholarship and internship opportunities for students involved in volunteering and find out how giving back to your community is actually beneficial to you - as an individual and a student - as well!

Volunteer & Community Service Scholarships

James W. McLamore Whopper Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/19
Available to: High School Seniors through College Freshmen
Award Amount: $50,000 The James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship is available to U.S. and Canada students who are graduating high school or have graduated within the last three years and will be full - time college freshman. You must have a minimum 3.3 GPA and a minimum 25 ACT / 1220 SAT score to be eligible for this award. You must also demonstrate substantial work experience and an active leadership role in community service, athletics, and / or similar co - curricular activity. Get more information on the James W. McLamore Whopper Scholarship.

Living for Zachary Scholarship

Deadline: 12/20/19
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: $2,500 The Living for Zachary Scholarship is available to high school seniors residing in Collin County. You must be pursuing a medical oriented degree program to be eligible for this award. You must also demonstrate financial need, academic excellence, community service, volunteerism, and commitment to leadership development. Learn more about the Scholars Helping Collars.

Diversity Abroad AIFS Achievement Scholarship

Deadline: 4/15/20
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors
Award Amount: $5,000 The Diversity Abroad AIFS Achievement Scholarship is available to minority undergraduate students who have been accepted to participate in a study abroad, intern abroad, language immersion abroad, or volunteer abroad program offered through a DiversityAbroad.com partner organization. You must demonstrate high academic achievement and/or participate in community service activities to be eligible for this award. Learn more about the Diversity Abroad AIFS Achievement Scholarship.

Leaders & Achievers Scholarship - Comcast

Deadline: 4/15/20
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: $2,500 The Leaders and Achievers Scholarship is available to full-time high school seniors attending a high school in a community served by Comcast. You must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, demonstrate a strong commitment to community service, and display leadership abilities in school activities or work experience to be considered for this award. Learn more about the Bonner Scholars Award.

Morton A. Gibson Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Entering College Freshmen
Award Amount: $2,500 Provided by the Jewish Social Service Agency of Metropolitan Washington, the Morton A. Gibson Memorial Scholarship is available to Jewish high school seniors from the Washington metropolitan area. To be eligible, you must be a U.S. citizen or be working toward citizenship, be accepted into an accredited four-year undergraduate program on a full-time basis, and demonstrate financial need. You must also demonstrate significant volunteer services within the local Jewish community. Learn more about the Morton A. Gibson Memorial Scholarship.

PIRG Fellowship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Senior through Graduate Students, Year 1
Award Amount: $24,500 Sponsored by National Association of State Public Interest Research Groups, PIRG Fellowship is available to recent college graduates who are interested in the public interest movement. As a PIRG Fellow, you will build expertise on global warming, campaign reform, or another social problem. You will conduct research, make the case for solutions, act as a spokesperson to the media, build diverse coalitions, write grants, and develop the kind of politically powerful support you need to win. Get more information on the PIRG Fellowship.

Jacob Bergsbaken Humanitarian Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Ages 17-18
Award Amount: $500 The Jacob Bergsbaken Humanitarian Scholarship is available to graduating seniors at Bonduel High School. You must demonstrate excellence in humanitarian efforts toward others involving kindness, caring, compassion, dignity and respect to be eligible for this award. Learn more about the Jacob Bergsbaken Humanitarian Scholarship.

Milton Mann Prize Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1 thorough Year 2
Award Amount: Varies The Milton Mann Prize Scholarship is open to graduate students at Baruch College. You must be an MBA candidate who has demonstrated excellence in accountancy and involvement in volunteer service on behalf of the college and community to be eligible for this award. Learn more about the Milton Mann Prize Scholarship.

Edward J. McFadden Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: Varies The Edward J. McFadden Scholarship is open to high school seniors who live in the greater Washington Heights-Inwood community (above W. 155th Street to the northern tip of Manhattan, river to river). You must attend a school in New York City, plan to attend college full time, have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, expect to graduate in the same year and have demonstrated a commitment to community service to be eligible for this award. Learn more about the City Year – Volunteer for America.

Volunteer & Community Service Internships

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly: Program Assistant Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors Provided by Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly, the Program Assistant Internship is available to students at Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly. Interns will help coordinate friendship visits with volunteers and the elderly. Get more information on the Program Assistant Internship.

Children’s Oncology Services, Inc.: Programmatic Internships

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors Provided by Children’s Oncology Services, Inc., the Programmatic Internships are available to students who are interested in learning what it takes to operate a camp for kids with cancer, volunteer management, and community outreach. Get more information on the Programmatic Internships.

PETA: General Office Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5 The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) General Office Internship is available to students who are at least 18 years old. You must be signed up for PETA's Action Team and have at least one year of work or volunteer experience to qualify for this award. Additionally, you must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and have a commitment to the objectives of the organization to qualify for this award. A cover letter, resume and three letters of recommendation is required. Get more information on the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) General Office Internship.

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly: Intergenerational Visiting Program Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through College Seniors Provided by Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly, the Intergenerational Visiting Program Internship is available to students at Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter. Interns help coordinate friendship visits with volunteers and the elderly. Interns will also gain experience the field of aging and meet new friends by participating in social activities for elderly and volunteers. Get more information on the Intergenerational Visiting Program Internship.

New England Aquarium: Volunteer Programming Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Junior through Graduate Students, Year 5 Provided by the New England Aquarium, the Volunteer Programming Internship is available to students with an interest in civic engagement, volunteer administration, communications, adult development, human resources, education, psychology and other social sciences. Intern duties may include assisting with volunteer appreciation events, developing volunteer opportunities, assisting with communications and marketing, writing newsletters and other duties as needed. You must have completed at least two years of undergraduate study, have strong analytic, organizational, communication and problem solving skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office in order to be considered for this internship. Get more information on the Volunteer Programming Internship.

Patagonia Enviro Internship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Patagonia Employees
The Patagonia Enviro Internship is open to Patagonia employees who are interested in interning with environmental groups. Patagonia provides up to two months of paid time off for employees to pursue their environmental interests. Get more information on the Patagonia Enviro Internship.

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