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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.
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
*2010 DoSomething.org Community Services and College Admissions Study
You could win a $2,500 scholarship by joining the collective of students making this the most inclusive year of prom ever. Submit a petition signature demanding change from schools that still have discriminatory prom policies or share your own story of discrimination at a prom. You’ll then enter to win a $2,500 scholarship.
Every response counts as an entry. One entry per person. 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.
$2,500 for one winner!
The scholarship is open from May 1 - June 30, 2019
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