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.
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
Negative self-image has been found to play a role in the development of mental health issues like depression and anxiety, but positive messages from friends can have a huge impact on young people's self-image, self-esteem, and mental health. That's where you come in! You can win an easy $1,000 scholarship by posting or sharing a photo of a friend, and highlighting their best qualities that a photo couldn't fully capture. In the caption of your post, use #WhatsNotPictured and include “text CARE to 38383,” where friends can access additional mental health resources. You'll make a serious difference for your friends and you'll be entered for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. Win-win!
Every response counts as an entry. One entry per person. No minimum GPA or essays required. Must be 18 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.
Win a chance at $1,000.
The scholarship is open until June 15, 2021
to learn more!