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.

DoSomething.org 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 www.DoSomething.org.

*2010 DoSomething.org Community Services and College Admissions Study

You could win a $1,000 scholarship by collecting and donating period products (like tampons and pads) to local folks in need. Many of the 3.5 million Americans who experience homelessness each year have limited access to these essentials, which is why period products are one of the most-needed items in shelters. Use our tips to collect unopened period products and use our location finder to find a shelter near you. You'll earn verified volunteer hours and be entered for the chance to win a $1,000 scholarship. Let's Do This.

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Rules:

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.

What:

Win a chance at $1,000.

When:

The scholarship is open until March 31, 2021.

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