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    Top 207 Community Service Scholarships in June 2024

    Written by Will Geiger

    Will Geiger is the co-founder of Scholarships360 and has a decade of experience in college admissions and financial aid. He is a former Senior Assistant Director of Admissions at Kenyon College where he personally reviewed 10,000 admissions applications and essays. Will also managed the Kenyon College merit scholarship program and served on the financial aid appeals committee. He has also worked as an Associate Director of College Counseling at a high school in New Haven, Connecticut. Will earned his master’s in education from the University of Pennsylvania and received his undergraduate degree in history from Wake Forest University.

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    Updated: June 2nd, 2024

    Are you active in your local town, city, or neighborhood? Do you love spending your spare time volunteering with local nonprofits? If so, you may want to apply for community service scholarships that reward students who contribute to their communities. Many private organizations and colleges aim to specifically support students who are going to make a difference in the world.

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    The Scholarships360 Research Team reviews all scholarships individually and strives to exclude any scholarship where any of the below applies:

    • The scholarship requires a fee to apply
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    * There are certain exceptions to this, for example if the sponsoring organization is a major corporation or nonprofit with its own scholarship application system.
    ** Lead generation scholarships will require students to sign up for an app or website and require minimal (if any) application requirements.
    ***Idea harvesting scholarships will require students to submit blog posts or other materials that companies may use for marketing purposes.

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    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    Cameron Impact Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bryan Cameron Education Foundation

    10-15 awards worth Full Tuition
    Deadline Sep 5, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior

    Offered by Bryan Cameron Education Foundation

    Are you an academically excellent high school junior (graduating class of 2025) with demonstrated leadership, community service, and other extracurricular experiences? If so, consider applying…Show More

    Are you an academically excellent high school junior (graduating class of 2025) with demonstrated leadership, community service, and other extracurricular experiences? If so, consider applying…Show More

    Are you an academically excellent high school junior (graduating class of 2025) with demonstrated leadership, community service, and other extracurricular experiences? If so, consider applying for the Cameron Impact Scholarship! Each year, 10-15 full tuition scholarships (not including room and board) are awarded to winning applicants who are passionate about helping their local communities and the world at large. In addition to the monetary reward, winners will be required to attend the Cameron Impact Scholars Award Ceremony for the four-year duration of the scholarship. The scholarship is provided by the Bryan Cameron Education Foundation, a “private family foundation established in 2015 on the principle of making a difference by investing in young people’s education.” If you’re a high school student with amazing achievements both inside and outside the classroom, we encourage you to apply to the Cameron Impact Scholarship! Please note that this scholarship has an early application deadline of May 17th and a final deadline of September 5th. The Bryan Cameron Education Foundation is only able to accept and review a total of 3,000 complete and eligible applications. They typically reach capacity prior to the final deadline and strongly encourage applicants to submit well before the September deadline.Show Less

    10-15 awards worth Full Tuition
    Deadline Sep 5, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior
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    $40,000 Build a College List Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior
    Apply

    The Boren Awards

    Offered by Boren Awards

    Multiple awards worth up to $30,000
    Deadline Jan 22, 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Boren Awards

    Are you an undergraduate or graduate student interested in studying abroad? If so, consider applying for the Boren Awards! The Boren Awards are open to…Show More

    Are you an undergraduate or graduate student interested in studying abroad? If so, consider applying for the Boren Awards! The Boren Awards are open to…Show More

    Are you an undergraduate or graduate student interested in studying abroad? If so, consider applying for the Boren Awards! The Boren Awards are open to postsecondary U.S. students interested in studying abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests. While the Boren Scholarships are open to undergraduate students, the Boren Fellowships are open to graduate students. The Awards are named after David L. Boren, who felt that “the U.S. would work more and more through partnerships with other countries whose needs and perspectives needed to be more fully understood.” Today, the scholarship awards up to $25,000 to Boren Scholars and up to $30,000 to Boren Fellows. Depending on the program duration, focus on language in the preferred country, and field of study of the applicant, the funds and requirements will vary. Thus, we recommend checking out the website for more detailed information. If you are a postsecondary student passionate about studying in world regions critical to U.S. interests, we encourage you to apply! Bear in mind that the deadlines slightly differ for undergraduate and graduate students. Thus, we recommend checking the deadline before starting your application.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth up to $30,000
    Deadline Jan 22, 2025
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    COF Fraternal Scholarship

    Offered by Catholic Order of Foresters

    Multiple awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

    Offered by Catholic Order of Foresters

    Are you a prospective or current college student and member of the Catholic Order of Foresters (COF)? If so, you might be interested in applying…Show More

    Are you a prospective or current college student and member of the Catholic Order of Foresters (COF)? If so, you might be interested in applying…Show More

    Are you a prospective or current college student and member of the Catholic Order of Foresters (COF)? If so, you might be interested in applying for the COF Fraternal Scholarship! The scholarship is open to COF members who host a "Feeding God Children's" event, participate in COF's "Alternative Break", or serve as a religious instructor at any level. The Catholic Order of Foresters, a society of fraternal benefit in the U.S., offers the scholarship to help its members through financial support and service to the Catholic community. Every year, COF selects multiple applicants to receive $1,000 to use toward their college or university of choice. If you're a college student passionate about your Catholic faith, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
    Get Started

    KASF Scholarships

    Offered by Korean American Scholarship Foundation

    Multiple awards worth $500 - $5,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Korean American Scholarship Foundation

    Are you a Korean American student or foreign student from Korea enrolled in a full-time educational program in the U.S? If so, consider applying for…Show More

    Are you a Korean American student or foreign student from Korea enrolled in a full-time educational program in the U.S? If so, consider applying for…Show More

    Are you a Korean American student or foreign student from Korea enrolled in a full-time educational program in the U.S? If so, consider applying for the KASF Scholarships! The scholarships are funded by the Korean American Scholarship Foundation, a non-profit organization established to help meet the financial needs of Korean-American students seeking higher education. Each year, the KASF Scholarship awards between $500 and $5,000 to winning applicants. Specific eligibility requirements may vary from region to region based on where the applicant’s school is/will be located during the scholarship application year. Descendants of American veterans who served during the Korean War may also qualify for this scholarship. If you’re of Korean descent, are passionate about academics, and are looking for some help to pay off your degree, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $500 - $5,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Niche $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Plainfield Muslim Women for Better Society Scholarship

    Offered by Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)

    5 awards worth $500
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Islamic Society of North America (ISNA)

    Are you a college-bound, Muslim high school senior from Plainfield or Indianapolis, Indiana? If so, consider applying for the Plainfield Muslim Women for Better Society…Show More

    Are you a college-bound, Muslim high school senior from Plainfield or Indianapolis, Indiana? If so, consider applying for the Plainfield Muslim Women for Better Society…Show More

    Are you a college-bound, Muslim high school senior from Plainfield or Indianapolis, Indiana? If so, consider applying for the Plainfield Muslim Women for Better Society Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $500 to five (5) Muslim high school seniors who also hold a minimum 3.5 GPA and who have completed at least ~20 hours of community service. Applicants also must demonstrate a previous history of helping other students (e.g. mentoring a student, or standing up against bullying). If you're a Muslim high school senior from Plainfield or Indianapolis who is passionate about helping others, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    5 awards worth $500
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    Momeni Foundation Scholastic Achievement Scholarship

    Offered by Momeni Foundation

    3 awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Momeni Foundation

    Are you a college-bound high school senior of Iranian descent? If so, consider applying for the Momeni Foundation's Scholastic Achievement Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship…Show More

    Are you a college-bound high school senior of Iranian descent? If so, consider applying for the Momeni Foundation's Scholastic Achievement Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship…Show More

    Are you a college-bound high school senior of Iranian descent? If so, consider applying for the Momeni Foundation's Scholastic Achievement Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $1,000 to at least three (3) college-bound students of Iranian descent who submit the best ~500-word essays describing their goals and plans, and what has motivated them to follow these goals and plans. In addition, interested students must hold a minimum 3.5 GPA and submit a resume and an official copy of their latest transcript. If you're of Iranian descent and are currently enrolled in or will soon be enrolled in an undergraduate program, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    3 awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    $25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Granite Edvance Scholarships

    Offered by Granite Edvance

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

    Offered by Granite Edvance

    Are you a returning undergraduate student (non-freshman) and New Hampshire resident who is enrolled in college at least half-time? Further, do you have a minimum…Show More

    Are you a returning undergraduate student (non-freshman) and New Hampshire resident who is enrolled in college at least half-time? Further, do you have a minimum…Show More

    Are you a returning undergraduate student (non-freshman) and New Hampshire resident who is enrolled in college at least half-time? Further, do you have a minimum 2.5 GPA? If so, the Granite Edvance Scholarships may be a great opportunity for you! There are four types of Granite Edvance Scholarships available: The Granite Edvance Community Service Scholarship, The Granite Edvance Academic Excellence Scholarship, The Granite Edvance Leadership Scholarship, and The Granite Edvance Opportunity Scholarship for first-generation college students. To apply, interested students must submit an essay answering one of the types of scholarships' respective prompts. If you're a New Hampshire resident enrolled in an undergraduate program more than half-time, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
    Get Started

    AX Control Inc Academic Scholarship

    Offered by AX Control Inc

    1 award worth $1,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by AX Control Inc

    Have you, or has someone you know, worked to unite people in their community within these past few years? If so, the AX Control Inc…Show More

    Have you, or has someone you know, worked to unite people in their community within these past few years? If so, the AX Control Inc…Show More

    Have you, or has someone you know, worked to unite people in their community within these past few years? If so, the AX Control Inc Academic Scholarship may be a great scholarship opportunity for you! The AX Control Inc Academic Scholarship is offered and funded by AX Control Inc, a global supplier of industrial automation parts. As these past few years in the U.S. have been largely marked by turmoil and division, they want to award someone who has brought people together in these times. The scholarship is open to any and all current college or university undergraduates who submit an essay about a specific instance in which they or someone they know worked to bring people together. The annual $1,000 scholarship is awarded to one student only. If you fit the eligibility criteria, we encourage you to apply! Show Less

    1 award worth $1,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    $1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application
    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors, College Underclassmen

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors, College Underclassmen
    Apply

    L.I.F.E. Scholarships

    Offered by Lupus Inspiration Foundation for Excellence

    Multiple awards worth $500
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Lupus Inspiration Foundation for Excellence

    Are you a full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate (excluding PhD) student with a systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) diagnosis? If so, the L.I.F.E. Scholarships might…Show More

    Are you a full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate (excluding PhD) student with a systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) diagnosis? If so, the L.I.F.E. Scholarships might…Show More

    Are you a full- or part-time undergraduate or graduate (excluding PhD) student with a systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) diagnosis? If so, the L.I.F.E. Scholarships might be a great opportunity for you! Dedicated to bringing attention to lupus itself and supporting students affected by the disease, the scholarship awards at least $500 to multiple students each year. In order to apply, you must submit an approximately 500-word essay detailing how lupus has affected your life, in addition to other required materials. If you’re passionate about lupus awareness and want some helping pay for college, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $500
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Charles W. Riley Firefighter and Ambulance and Rescue Squad Member Scholarship Program

    Offered by Maryland Higher Education Commission

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Maryland Higher Education Commission

    Are you an active career or volunteer firefighter, ambulance, or rescue squad member serving Maryland communities? If so, consider applying for the Charles W. Riley…Show More

    Are you an active career or volunteer firefighter, ambulance, or rescue squad member serving Maryland communities? If so, consider applying for the Charles W. Riley…Show More

    Are you an active career or volunteer firefighter, ambulance, or rescue squad member serving Maryland communities? If so, consider applying for the Charles W. Riley Firefighter and Ambulance and Rescue Squad Member Scholarship Program! The scholarship, open to active firefighters, ambulance, and rescue squad members who are seeking a fire service-related degree, annually awards varying amounts of scholarship money to help eligible students pursue a fire service-related degree. An annual award shall be at least 50 percent of the student’s actual annual tuition and mandatory fees at an eligible institution. However, bear in mind that recipients are required to serve for one (1) year as a volunteer or career firefighter, ambulance, or rescue squad member in Maryland after the completion of an eligible program. If you’re a Maryland firefighter, ambulance, or rescue squad member passionate about helping out people in critical need, and you are pursuing a fire service-related degree, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    Shamrock Cares Scholarship Program

    Offered by Shamrock Roofing and Construction

    1 award worth $1,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by Shamrock Roofing and Construction

    Are you an incoming college freshman (recent high school graduate) with a passion for serving your local community? If so, the Shamrock Cares Scholarship Program…Show More

    Are you an incoming college freshman (recent high school graduate) with a passion for serving your local community? If so, the Shamrock Cares Scholarship Program…Show More

    Are you an incoming college freshman (recent high school graduate) with a passion for serving your local community? If so, the Shamrock Cares Scholarship Program may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $1,000 to one (1) recent high school graduate/incoming college freshman who volunteers for at least five hours. In addition to providing a photo of themselves volunteering, interested students must submit a 1,000-word essay about their chosen field of study to apply. Applicants must also hold a minimum 2.5 GPA to be considered. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth $1,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    BLM² Scholarship

    Offered by The BLM² Scholarship Foundation

    6 awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jul 3, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by The BLM² Scholarship Foundation

    The BLM² Scholarship is open to college-bound high school seniors who plan on enrolling full-time in a postsecondary institution in the upcoming Fall. As the…Show More

    The BLM² Scholarship is open to college-bound high school seniors who plan on enrolling full-time in a postsecondary institution in the upcoming Fall. As the…Show More

    The BLM² Scholarship is open to college-bound high school seniors who plan on enrolling full-time in a postsecondary institution in the upcoming Fall. As the BLM² Scholarship Foundation prides itself on providing minorities with scholarships to help reduce the financial burden of paying for college, minority students are especially encouraged to apply. If you're a college-bound minority excited to pursue your postsecondary education, keep on reading to learn more! Apply now and take a step towards your future.Show Less

    6 awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jul 3, 2024
    Grade Level High School Senior
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    How to win community service scholarships

    Now that you’ve got a list of great community service scholarships, it’s time to get to work on your applications. Most of these scholarships receive a huge number of impressive applications, so it’s important to use your essays as an opportunity to stand out from the crowd.

    To help you put together the best possible essay, we’ve created a collection of resources, including articles on how to start a scholarship essay, how to write a winning scholarship essay, and how to “Show, Not Tell” in your writing. Here are a few other resources you’ll find helpful as you work through your applications:

    Also, remember as you write your essays to tie your past experiences into what you want to do in the future! As you’re applying to community service-oriented opportunities, it’s a good idea to emphasize how you hope to use your past experiences to continue to improve the communities you work with.

    Tips for getting involved in community service

    • When looking for community service opportunities try to start with your own interests! For instance, if you love history, check out your local historical society.
    • Don’t be shy! Many volunteering opportunities will not be formally advertised so you may need to send out some cold emails to organizations you are interested in working with.
    • If you can’t find an opportunity, create one! If you have a little bit of an entrepreneurial spirit you can start something to make a positive social impact in your community
    • Remember, in today’s increasingly digital world, there’s no need to limit your volunteering to in-person experiences! Online tutoring, administrative assistance, or other remote work can help you fit volunteering into a busy schedule and open up your possibilities for who you can work with.
    • For more pointers on finding volunteer opportunities, check out our articles on the top virtual volunteer opportunities.
    • If you want to make the leap into full-time community service and volunteer work, consider an AmeriCorps program.
    • Still need ideas? Check out this list of community service ideas just for high school students!

    Frequently asked questions about community service scholarships

    How many hours of community service do I need for community service scholarships?

    There is no set number of hours of community service needed to earn these scholarships. Each scholarship has its own criteria; some may require a set number of hours, while others may be more concerned with what you’ve accomplished in your positions and how you reflect on your experiences.

    So, even if you don’t have a substantial number of logged community service hours, some of these scholarships may be a good fit for you. Many students volunteer without keeping track of their hours (though it’s always a good idea to keep a log just in case) and some of these opportunities will take that into account.

    Can I use virtual volunteer experience to apply for community service scholarships?

    Yes! Virtual volunteer opportunities are just as valuable as in-person ones, and you should make sure to get a written record of the hours you put in so you can use them in applications later on.

    I volunteered at an organization but did not obtain a record of my service. What should I do now?

    The first step you should take is to find the contact information for whoever supervised your volunteer work and reach out to them to explain your situation. Chances are, they will be thankful for the work you put in and willing to help you out in determining how many hours you worked and certifying said hours.

    That being said, many organizations that offer volunteer positions have a rapidly changing staff and it may be difficult to track down your supervisor. Your best bet is to continue to reach out to people at the organization until you find someone who seems willing to help out. Getting those hours in writing can be key for scholarships, college applications, job applications, and more. Even though it may be a hassle, don’t let it fall by the wayside!

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