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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 an easy $5,000 scholarship by helping your friends and family pack, buy, use, and dress sustainably while traveling this summer. Just share our Sustainable Travel Guide on social media or share the guide IRL using a postcard we’ll provide. You’ll help others protect the planet *and* enter to win a $5,000 scholarship. It’s that easy!
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.
$5,000 for one winner!
The scholarship is open from June 1 to July 31, 2019.
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