Scholarships for Volunteerism

Giving your time and talents to pitch in for people and organizations in need is the right thing to do – not to mention the fact that volunteering provides a great sense of personal satisfaction. And there's an added benefit: Your volunteerism may help you pay for college. There are several scholarships for volunteerism, many of them administered by philanthropic foundations. While some of these scholarships have a minimum GPA requirement, the main eligibility factors tend to be volunteerism, leadership and community service. To that point, the application process for many of them includes submitting a personal essay and letters of recommendation. These scholarships tend to be reserved for high school seniors who are poised to graduate and head to an accredited institution. If you have a service background, be sure to explore the scholarships for volunteerism below.

Showing 1-19 of 19 scholarships
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Volunteerism|
  • School (K-12): |Vicksburg Community High School, Vicksburg, MI|
  • Major: Study |Education|
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This scholarship is established in memory of Gordon and Dorothy Daniels and is open to graduating seniors of Vicksburg High School who exemplifies volunteerism and service to the community along with strong academic achievement and pursuing a post-high school education.
  • competition 4.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 1,000
  • 2 awards
  • Apr-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Volunteerism|
  • Career: |Dairy (Industry)|
  • Major: Study |Dairy Science|Animal Science|
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The scholarship is for outstanding current college freshmen whose working toward a Bachelor of Science in Dairy/Animal Science.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000
  • 5 awards
  • Dec-31-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Volunteerism|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|Puerto Rico|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school|
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The scholarship was established in 1998 by the Imagine America Foundation to help provide financial assistance to recent high school graduates to afford a career education. It offers a $1,000 tuition discount at any participating career colleges.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 1.0
View Details AVHRA Human Resource Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central Washington
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  • 500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Volunteerism|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Washington|Chelan, WA|Douglas, WA|Okanogan, WA|
  • School (College): |Four-year|Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA|
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AVHRA Human Resource Scholarship is provided to graduating seniors of Chelan Douglas or Okanogan county high school. This scholarship may also be given to a college student pursuing a career in Human Resources. The $500 fund is awarded to an individual who is pursuing a degree in Human Resources.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Mike Frick Memorial Baseball Scholarship Fund Ventura County Community Foundation
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • January 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Volunteerism|Personal Initiative|Dedication|Positive Attitude|
  • School (K-12): |Ventura High School, Ventura, CA|Buena High School, Ventura, CA|Foothill Technology High School, Ventura, CA|
  • Athletics: |Baseball|
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Mike Frick Memorial Baseball Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Mike who had been exemplary in playing baseball when he was still alive. The program was created in 2004 to provide funds to student athletes who would like to pursue college and play baseball at the same time.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details John C. Bajus Scholarship Marine Technology Society
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • Apr-20-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Commitment|Volunteerism|
  • Organization: Marine Technology Society (Professional Organization)
  • Major: Study |Marine-Related field|
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The scholarship is for the members of Marine Technology Society whose enrolled full time in a marine-related field.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Young Innovations Scholarship American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) Institute for Oral Health
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  • 2,500
  • 2 awards
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Volunteerism|
  • Organization: American Dental Hygienists' Association (Professional Organization)
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
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Young Innovations Scholarshipis part of ADHAs Institute for Oral Health Scholarship Program sponsored by Young Dental. This scholarship offers financial assistance to dental hygiene students and dental hygienists who demonstrate a commitment to advance the discipline of dental hygiene. The program provides one scholarship for a student pursuing a Baccalaureate degree and one scholarship is designated for a student pursuing a Certificate or Associate degree. It prioritizes applicants who demonstrate outreach activities, volunteerism, and leadership qualities.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • 500 - 1,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Volunteerism|
  • Residence: Live in |Dallam, TX|Hartley, TX|Sherman, TX| as a |Permanent Legal U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): Attend |Texas A&M University (TX)|
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The XIT A&M Club Elwyn Dysart is provided to graduating high school seniors of Dallam, Hartley, or Sherman Counties. The program awards a $500 to $1,000 funds depending on the number of awardees. The scholarship was established in December 2006 in memory of Elwyn Dysart and Walter Lasley by the XIT A&M club.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Dr. Brian and Charlotte Kirkwood Scholarship Hancock County Community Foundation
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  • 1,014
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Volunteerism|Work Ethic|
  • School (K-12): |Public|Mount Vernon Senior High School, Mt Vernon, IN|
  • Residence: Live in |Hancock, IN|
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Dr. Brian and Charlotte Kirkwood Scholarship was established by the Kirkwoods to provide support to students and graduates of Mt. Vernon High School in pursuing a bachelors degree. The scholarship gives a $1,014 to one individual who shows evidence of strong leadership and caring for others.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Lauren Ludeman Memorial Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central Washington
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Volunteerism|
  • School (K-12): |Waterville High School, Waterville, WA|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
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Lauren Ludeman Memorial Scholarship is a $2,400 fund to be distributed to one or more awardees as determined by the committee. The awardee must be a graduating student of Waterville High School. The scholarship aims to support students who seek a post-secondary education in the US.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Isom Pride Scholarship Johnson County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Volunteerism|Good Citizenship|
  • School (K-12): |Greenwood Community High School, Greenwood, IN|V.O. Isom Elementary School, Greenwood, IN|
  • School (College): Attend a |Vocational-technical / Career College|Two-year|Four-year|
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Isom Pride Scholarship was established to help an Isom graduate to pursue a college degree. This scholarship was created by a group of Isom Elementary teachers in honor of their graduates.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 5,000 - 15,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Volunteerism|
  • Residence: Live in |United States| as a |Deferred Action Status|
  • School (College): |University|Vocational-technical / Career College|Two-year|Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|College|Accredited Technical School|Accredited Vocational School|
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The Dream Award is Scholarship Americas renewable scholarship program for financially needy students who are in their sophomore year and beyond and at least 17 years old, and planning to enroll in a full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent resident (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA).
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Robert and Deborah Jacobson Scholarship Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Volunteerism|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Martin, FL|
  • Residence: Live in |Palm Beach, FL|
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Established in honor of Robert and Deborah Jacobson, this scholarship provides assistance to graduating seniors of Palm Beach or Martin County who are planning to attend an accredited vocational school, two or four-year college or university. Applicants must be in the top 25% of college class and must have a minimum of 2200 SAT score. Applicants must also exhibit leadership and volunteerism and must complete an essay on the student's potential and sense of volunteerism.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Volunteerism|Good Citizenship|
  • School (K-12): |Greenwood Community High School, Greenwood, IN|
  • School (College): |Trade School|
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Davidson Brothers Scholarship in Memory of Maurice & Eugenia Davidson is offered to seniors of Greenwood Community High School. The program was established to honor Maurice & Eugenia Davidson, parents of Mike, Tom, and Andy Davidson.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Blair Parsley Memorial Scholarship Johnson County Community Foundation
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Volunteerism|
  • Residence: Live in |Johnson, IN|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College| in |Indiana|
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The scholarship was founded in honor of Blair Parsley and his love of flight. It is designed to support graduating senior from a Johnson County high school who is planning to study aviation at an accredited Indiana college/university. The applicant must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, have demonstrated good character and a history of volunteerism and leadership in school, church and/or community.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Feb-28-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Good Character|Volunteerism|
  • School (K-12): |Private|Edinburgh Community High School, Edinburgh, IN|
  • Residence: Live in |Edinburgh, IN|
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Albert Raphael and Alta May Barnett Scholarship is given to a graduating senior of Edinburgh Community High School. The scholarship is created in memory of Albert Raphael and Alta May (Fix) Barnett to support students who want to pursue their college education.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.0
View Details Henry Max Galbraith / East Wenatchee Grange No. 1012 Scholarship Community Foundation of North Central Washington
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • Mar-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Good Character|Volunteerism|Motivation|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Douglas, WA|
  • School (College): Attend |Wenatchee Valley College, Wenatchee, WA|
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Henry Max Galbraith / East Wenatchee Grange No. 1012 Scholarship distributes a total of $850 to one or more awardees as determined by the committee. The scholarship is given to Douglas County resident that is graduating from Wenatchee Valley College. Students who are first or second-year students at Wenatchee Valley College may also apply.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details 6. Jackson County Realtors Scholarship Community Foundation of Jackson County
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • May-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Volunteerism|Work Ethic|
  • Employer: |Jackson County Realtor|
  • School (K-12): Attend a school in |Jackson, IA|
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This scholarship was created by the Jackson County Board of Realtors to support students with good work ethic, volunteerism, leadership, community service and need.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,000 - 3,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Character Trait: Show |Leadership|Volunteerism|Academic Achievement|
  • Organization: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Professional Organization)
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|College sophomore|
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This award is for the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority who participate in leadership, volunteer, civic or campus activities.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 1.0
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