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Earn College Scholarships for Serving the Community

When participating in community service, the satisfaction of helping others is often its own reward. However, for many students, community service is also a requirement for high school or college credit; and is also useful when creating a personal statement, resume or applying for financial aid.

According to Scholarships.com, when it comes to scholarship opportunities, community service helps to distinguish you from the competition by showing your commitment to making the world a better place.”  There is an extensive list of scholarships taking previous or current community service into account when determining recipients. Scholarships are awarded based on a variety of characteristics including gender, ethnicity, interests, current grade level, grades and geographic location.

Here is a list of several scholarships that are currently available (Deadlines and criteria vary):

Against The Grain Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/7/2020

  • Amount: $1,500

  • The Against The Grain Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship provides financial assistance and promotion of Asian-American college seniors and graduate students who have exhibited exemplary leadership, vision, and passion that is blazing a trail for others to follow and changing lives in the Asian-American community. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 1/2/2021

  • Amount: $2,500

  • The Army Women's Foundation recognizes the importance of education and the role it plays in personal, professional and economic fulfillment. The Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program provides grants to women soldiers, past and present, and their lineal descendants to help them attain their educational goals. The Legacy Scholarship Program offers financial support in four areas: [...] More

BBB Student Ethics Scholarship Award - Connecticut

  • Application Deadline: 8/1/2020

  • Amount: $2,500

  • BBB's Student Ethics Scholarship recognizes college-bound high-school students who personify high ethics demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall integrity and academic standing. For this scholarship, students must apply while in their junior year of high school. The winner will receive a scholarship to an accredited college or university of his or her choice. Scholarships must [...] More

Burger King Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 12/15/2020

  • Amount: $1,000

  • Created in memory of Burger King Co-founder James "Jim" W. McLamore, the Burger King Scholars program has awarded $25.3 million in scholarships to more than 24,000 high school students, BK employees and their families across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico since 2000. Students must have a strong academic record with a minimum 2.5 GPA, be passionate about serving the community and be a high [...] More

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020

  • Amount: $8,200

  • Seeing an educational need in their congressional districts, the CBC Spouses Education Scholarship was established in 1988 by the spouses of Congressional Black Caucus members in response to federal cuts in spending for education programs and scholarships, which disproportionately affect people of color. This opportunity awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated [...] More

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2020

  • Amount: $3,000

  • The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 to provide financial assistance to African-American or Black students who are pursuing a degree in the visual arts. Visual arts include architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production, etc. Selected applicants will be constituents of a CBC [...] More

Christine B. Dexter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2020

  • Amount: $2,000

  • We would like to award one undergraduate student affected by cancer with a $2,000 scholarship for the coming academic year. The scholarship is for any undergraduate student who has been affected by cancer in any way (be it themselves, a friend, a family member, a teacher, etc.) and they must also be attending their undergraduate in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, [...] More

FSCNY Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/6/2020

  • Amount: $7,500

  • The Financial Service Centers of New York (FSCNY) Scholarship seeks to provide development opportunities for young people who will return to their communities and contribute to improving the quality of life for all New Yorkers. Students must demonstrate academic achievement/improvement, leadership in their school, and involvement in their community, contributing at least 50 valuable hours of [...] More

Gates Millennium Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 1/13/2021

  • Amount: Varies

  • The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium [...] More

 

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