Scholarships

Volunteer Scholarships & Internships You Should Consider

Make a difference in your community and earn scholarships.

Shawna Newman

November 02, 2020

In addition to doing good for others, volunteering can make you happier and healthier, help you get into—and even pay for—college!
Volunteer Scholarships & Internships You Should Consider
Doing good for others makes you a happier person and can also help you pay for school. According to WebMD, serving others in need can make you a healthier and happier person! Many scholarship programs seek to reward students who spend their time giving back via public service and community service projects with scholarship funding. Giving back to others is also great for your brag sheet, college applications or to add on to your resume. Look at this list of Volunteer & Community Service Internships. Plus, community service offers a wide range of activities which you can do with family and friends bringing you closer together. During the COVID pandemic, you can even volunteer virtually! Want to give back locally? Check with your city council office to see if they know of any charities or businesses in your town that have virtual-volunteer opportunities. Check out the following scholarship and internship opportunities that recognize students involved in volunteer work or community service:

Volunteer & Community Service Scholarships

Good Tidings Community Service Scholarship

Deadline: 11/6/20
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: $2,500
The Good Tidings Community Service Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors from the Greater Bay Area. You must demonstrate extraordinary community service accomplishments to be eligible for this award. Preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need.

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Deadline: 11/10/20
Available to: High School Freshmen through Seniors
Award Amount: $5,000
The Prudential Spirit of Community Award is available to students in grades five through 12. You must have participated in volunteer activities in the past 12 months to be considered for this award.

$1,000 Easy Scholarship: Make a DIY Mask (No Sewing Required)

Deadline: 11/15/20
Available to: Maximum age of 25
Award Amount: $1,000
You could win an easy $1,000 scholarship by using our step-by-step guide to make a mask (no sewing required!) to keep yourself, your friends, and your family healthy during COVID. COVID-19 spreads mainly from person-to-person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice. Upload a photo of the mask you make by November 15th to be entered to win a $1,000 scholarship. (Added bonus: after submitting your photo, you'll be eligible for a volunteer credit certificate.)

Equitable Excellence Scholarship

Deadline: 12/15/20
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: $25,000
The Equitable Excellence Scholarship is available to high school seniors who are planning to enroll full - time at a two - or four - year college / university. You must demonstrate extraordinary achievement in community service to be considered for this award. Only the first 10,000 applications will be considered.

Junior League of Saginaw Valley Scholarship

Deadline: 2/15/21
Available to: College Freshmen through Seniors
Award Amount: Varies
The Junior League of Saginaw Valley Scholarship is available to female college students from Saginaw, Bay, and Midland counties. You must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to be eligible for this award.

Boundless Opportunity Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Seniors
Award Amount: Varies The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship is open to non-traditional students residing in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. You must demonstrate financial need, academic promise, strength of character, leadership potential, a well - rounded personality, and willingness to give back to the community to be eligible for this award.

Loyola Law Community Service Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Sophomores
Award Amount: $4,000 The Community Service Scholarship is available to students at Gadsden State Community College. You must have experienced unusual or emergency circumstances that affect your ability to attend college to qualify for this award.

Community Service Scholarship

Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Graduate Students, Year 1
Award Amount: Varies The Loyola Law Community Service Scholarship is available to entering students attending Loyola University School of Law - Chicago. You must have participated in Americorps, City Year, Peace Corps, VISTA, Teach for America, or Jesuit Volunteer Corps to be eligible for this award.

Bonner Scholars Award

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Ages 17-18
Award Amount: Varies
The Bonner Scholars Award is available to entering first-year students at participating colleges (a complete list of participating schools is located on the Bonner Foundation Web site). You must demonstrate high financial need and have an interest in community service and social justice issues to be eligible for this award. Bonner Scholars will be expected to serve an average of 10 hours of community service each week during the school year and participate in other Bonner Scholars activities.

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.

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.

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.

City Year – Volunteer for America

Deadline: Varies
Available to: Ages 17-24
Award Amount: Varies City Year, a proud member of AmeriCorps, is a national service organization that brings together young adults from diverse backgrounds for a demanding ten months of full - time community service, leadership development, and civic engagement. In 20 locations across the United States, these young leaders invest their talents and energy to address our country's most critical needs. City Year corps members engage others in service and make a positive difference in their communities and in the lives of children and youth. Corps members also receive a weekly living stipend and basic health insurance. Eligibility Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17-24 and a United States citizen or permanent resident alien. High school graduate / G.E.D. recipient OR agreement to pursue a G.E.D. If you do not have a H.S. diploma or its equivalency, you will be required to take a basic academic proficiency test; your position is contingent upon satisfactory testing results.

Volunteer & Community Service Internships

Animal Care Internship

Children’s Oncology Services: Programmatic Internships

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) General Office Internship

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

New England Aquarium: Volunteer Programming Internship

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