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 Community Services and College Admissions Study

You could win a $2,500 scholarship by donating personal care and cleaning products to your local Boys & Girls Club or shelter, which we’ll help you locate. COVID-19 has hit Black communities, people of color, and low-income families the hardest, both in terms of health and finances. People of color are almost twice as likely to report job loss and economic hardship due to the pandemic, making it especially difficult to afford crucial products for health and hygiene this back-to-school season. This is where you come in: use our step-by-step guide to collect five personal care products (like soap and hand sanitizer) and cleaning products (like wipes and detergent) with help from your friends and adults in your life. Include a personal note of support and encouragement and donate the items to your local Boys & Girls Club or shelter. Let’s Do This!

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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.


Win a chance at $2,500.


The scholarship is open September 1 - 30, 2020.


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