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Volunteer & Community Service Scholarships

By giving back to your community, you have the chance to put money toward you college education as well!

The Fastweb Team

April 07, 2020

Volunteer & Community Service Scholarships
Giving your time to help those in need is noble. After all, everyone is busy with school, work, family and a social life. But, volunteers make it a priority to reach out and lend a hand - without asking for anything in return. And, though volunteers don't ask for anything in return, it doesn't mean they can't get anything in return. In fact, by giving back to your community, you have the chance to put money toward you college education as well! Since these individuals are so deserving, we thought it was important to showcase scholarship opportunities for students who are individuals that demonstrate the spirit of volunteering and community service. Whatever type of volunteer work your passion falls under, there are scholarship providers that recognize and provide awards for those that give their time and efforts to those in need. Check out the following scholarships for student volunteers and those involved in community service: Buffalo Troopers Motorcycle Club Chicago Chapter Scholarship
Deadline: 4/30/20
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: 5 Awards of $1,000 The Buffalo Troopers Motorcycle Club Chicago Chapter Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from Chicago Public Schools located in communities served by Chicago Buffalo Troopers. You must have a minimum 2.75 GPA, and demonstrate a strong commitment to community service and display leadership abilities in school activities or through work experience to be eligible for this award. Learn more about the Buffalo Troopers Motorcycle Club Chicago Chapter Scholarship. Becca's Closet Spirit of Generosity Scholarship
Deadline: 5/8/20
Available to: High School Seniors
Award Amount: $1,000 The Becca's Closet Spirit of Generosity Scholarship is available to college - bound high school seniors. You must have made an outstanding contribution to your local community through volunteer service to be considered for this award. A minimum 2.0 GPA is also required. Learn more about the Becca's Closet Spirit of Generosity Scholarship. Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship Deadline: 9/30/20
Available to: High School Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Amount: $1,000 The Don't Text and Drive Scholarship is available to high school, undergraduate or graduate students. You must be U.S. citizen or legal resident and complete a short statement on why you pledge not to text and drive in order to qualify for this award. Get more information on the Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship. Megan J. Phillis Scholarship Fund for Academic Excellence
Deadline: 4/1/21
Available to: College Freshmen
Award Amount: Varies The Megan J. Phillis Scholarship Fund for Academic Excellence is available to current year graduating senior from Burgettstown High School. You must demonstrate an exemplary commitment to community service and a dedication to humanitarian efforts, college or university for the fall after graduation, provide an essay of no more than 500 words regarding past accomplishments and future goals including community service activities, and submit two letters of recommendation (no relatives please) to be eligible for this award. Learn more about the Megan J. Phillis Scholarship Fund for Academic Excellence. R. Stephen Ross Scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen
Award Amount: Varies The R. Stephen Ross Scholarship is available to graduating seniors at Independence High School and David W. Butler High School. You must have performed a minimum of 100 hours of community service to be eligible for this award. Learn more about the R. Stephen Ross Scholarship. Salt and Light Award
Deadline: Varies
Available to: Graduate Students, Year 1
Award Amount: $5,000 - $10,000 The Salt and Light Award is available to students entering Ave Maria School of Law. You must have two or more years of full - time work or volunteer experience in a church - supported ministry (e.g., a director of religious education; a missionary; service through FOCUS, ACE, JVC) to be eligible for this award. Learn more about the Salt and Light Award. Gerald and Inez Grant Parker Foundation Scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen
Award Amount: $3,000 The Gerald and Inez Grant Parker Foundation Scholarship is open to entering freshmen at the University of California, San Diego. You must be from a San Diego or Imperial County high school and have made valuable contributions through community and volunteer service to be eligible for this award. Learn more about the Gerald and Inez Grant Parker Foundation Scholarship. City Year - Volunteer for America
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen through Graduate Students, Year 5
Award Amount: Varies City Year, a proud member of AmeriCorps, is a national service organization that brings together young adults from diverse backgrounds for a demanding ten months of full - time community service, leadership development, and civic engagement. In 20 locations across the United States, these young leaders invest their talents and energy to address our country's most critical needs. City Year corps members engage others in service and make a positive difference in their communities and in the lives of children and youth. Corps members also receive a weekly living stipend and basic health insurance. Learn more about the City Year - Volunteer for America. Patrick Atkinson Scholarship Deadline: Varies
Available to: Minimum Age 25 Years
Amount: 3 Awards of $1,000 The Patrick Atkinson Scholarship is available to non-traditional students at Bismarck State College. You must demonstrate a strong commitment to academic success and volunteering. Also, you must be pursing study in a field that has a direct and positive impact on improving health, education and community and economic development for North Dakota residents. Get more information on the Patrick Atkinson Scholarship. Bonner Scholars Award
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen
Award Amount: Varies The Bonner Scholars Award is available to entering first - year students attending participating colleges. You must demonstrate high financial need and have an interest in community service and social justice issues to be eligible for this award. Bonner Scholars will be expected to serve an average of 10 hours of community service each week during the school year and participate in other Bonner Scholars activities. Learn more about the Bonner Scholars Award. Loyola Law Community Service Scholarship
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Graduate Students, Year 1
Award Amount: $4,000 The Loyola Law Community Service Scholarship is available to entering students attending Loyola University School of Law - Chicago. You must have participated in Americorps, City Year, Peace Corps, VISTA, Teach for America, or Jesuit Volunteer Corps to be eligible for this award. Learn more about the Loyola Law Community Service Scholarship. Maguire College Scholars Program
Deadline: Varies
Available to: College Freshmen
Award Amount: Varies The Maguire College Scholars Program is open to entering college freshmen. You must be an active participant in school and / or community volunteer extracurricular activities, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for this award. Learn more about the Maguire College Scholars Program.

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