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Top 192 Community Service Scholarships in February 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: February 20th, 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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$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

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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 Feb 29, 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 Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

Morgan Levine Dolan Community Service Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
5 awards worth $5,000
Deadline May 18, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Are you a college-bound high school senior or current post-secondary student from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania? Further, do you have a passion…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior or current post-secondary student from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania? Further, do you have a passion…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior or current post-secondary student from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania? Further, do you have a passion for (and prior experiences with) either community service or playing sports? If so, consider applying for the Morgan Levine Dolan Community Service Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards $5,000 each to five current or incoming post-secondary students with a history of either playing sports or volunteering in their local community. To apply, interested students must submit an essay detailing how earning this scholarship will help them fulfill their future goals. If you're from New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania and love either community service or sports, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

5 awards worth $5,000
Deadline May 18, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students
Apply

$40,000 BigFuture 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 Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Apply

James Lynn Baker II #BeACoffeeBean Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Mar 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Are you a Black, current or incoming undergraduate student from Texas seeking to make a positive change in your community or country? If so, the…Show More

Are you a Black, current or incoming undergraduate student from Texas seeking to make a positive change in your community or country? If so, the…Show More

Are you a Black, current or incoming undergraduate student from Texas seeking to make a positive change in your community or country? If so, the James Lynn Baker II #BeACoffeeBean Scholarship may be the perfect opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $10,000 to one Black, college-bound high school senior or current undergraduate from Texas. While preference will be given to those with prior volunteering experiene, it is not required to apply. To be considered for the scholarship, interested students must submit an essay answering the prompt "Identify an issue effecting your community/country that you would like to see changed and discuss how you would work to address this issue." 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 $10,000
Deadline Mar 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
Apply

Niche $25,000 No Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Feb 29, 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 $25,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

Offered by Young Heroes Project

Multiple awards worth $10,000
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by Young Heroes Project

Are you an 8 - 18 year-old who is currently leading or working on an inspiring service project? Alternatively, have you worked on one sometime…Show More

Are you an 8 - 18 year-old who is currently leading or working on an inspiring service project? Alternatively, have you worked on one sometime…Show More

Are you an 8 - 18 year-old who is currently leading or working on an inspiring service project? Alternatively, have you worked on one sometime in the past 12 months? If so, consider applying for the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes! Each year, the prize awards $10,000 to multiple elementary, middle, and high schoolers who have made great contributions to communities, either local or far. In order to apply, you must submit a completed application, project summary and essay, three letters of recommendation, and a color photo of yourself. The Gloria Barron Prize, a program of the nonprofit organization Young Heroes Project, celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. If you’re passionate about community service and/or service projects, we encourage you to apply! Your work has surely helped many others, and now it’s time to let the Prize help you. The deadline is on April 15th of each year.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $10,000
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
Get Started

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 May 17, 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 May 17, 2024
Grade Level High School Junior
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 Mar 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 Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship

Offered by P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle and You)

3 awards worth up to $1,500
Deadline Feb 26, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by P.L.A.Y. (Pet Lifestyle and You)

Are you a full-time high school senior who is passionate about working with animals in need? The Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship may be a good…Show More

Are you a full-time high school senior who is passionate about working with animals in need? The Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship may be a good…Show More

Are you a full-time high school senior who is passionate about working with animals in need? The Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship may be a good fit for you! Every year, Pet Lifestyle and You (PLAY) offers a $1,500 scholarship to a lucky student who writes a compelling essay about their experience working with animals in need. Second and third place winners are awarded $300 and $200, respectively. PLAY is a quality dog bed provider that attempts to meet the comfort needs of all dogs.  This scholarship is easy to apply to, only requiring the submission of a 500-1,000 word essay. If you’re passionate about the work you have done with animals in need, then writing that essay should be no problem for you! If you want to receive help paying for college simply for your love and care for animals, then we encourage you to apply to the Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship! Show Less

3 awards worth up to $1,500
Deadline Feb 26, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

Eco-Hero Awards

Offered by Action for Nature

Multiple awards worth up to $500
Deadline Feb 28, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman & High School Sophomore

Offered by Action for Nature

The Eco-Hero Awards is funded by Action for Nature, an organization that encourages young people to take personal action to nurture and protect a healthy…Show More

The Eco-Hero Awards is funded by Action for Nature, an organization that encourages young people to take personal action to nurture and protect a healthy…Show More

The Eco-Hero Awards is funded by Action for Nature, an organization that encourages young people to take personal action to nurture and protect a healthy environment on which all life depends. Each year, their Eco-Hero Awards grant up to $500 to multiple students aged 8 to 16 who carry out individual environmental action projects. If this scholarship sounds like a fit for you, keep on reading for more application details.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $500
Deadline Feb 28, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman & High School Sophomore
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, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
Apply

Dream.US National Scholarship

Offered by TheDream.Us

Multiple awards worth up to $8,250
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Underclassmen

Offered by TheDream.Us

Are you an undocumented immigrant student who came to U.S before the age of 16? If so, you may be eligible for the Dream.US National…Show More

Are you an undocumented immigrant student who came to U.S before the age of 16? If so, you may be eligible for the Dream.US National…Show More

Are you an undocumented immigrant student who came to U.S before the age of 16? If so, you may be eligible for the Dream.US National Scholarship! The Dream.US National Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors, high school graduates, and GED holders who came to the U.S before the age of 16 with or without DACA or TPS. Applicants must also be planning on enrolling or currently enrolled in a postsecondary, in-state public institution.  The scholarship is offered by TheDream.Us, the nation’s largest college access and success program for DREAMers, or immigrant youth who came to the U.S. at a very young age without documentation. TheDream.Us believes that all DREAMers need is an opportunity, and providing them with financial support to complete college will give them that opportunity. Thus, each year, the  Dream.US National Scholarship awards up to $16,500 for students in an associate's degree program or up to $33,000 for students in a bachelor’s degree program at one of their National Partner Colleges. If you’re an undocumented immigrant student passionate about pursuing a postsecondary education, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $8,250
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Underclassmen
Get Started

Hazel Reed Baumeister Scholarship Program

Offered by Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by Silicon Valley Community Foundation

The Hazel Reed Baumeister Scholarship Program is open to students showing academic excellence, extracurricular activities and a commitment to the community. To be eligible applicants…Show More

The Hazel Reed Baumeister Scholarship Program is open to students showing academic excellence, extracurricular activities and a commitment to the community. To be eligible applicants…Show More

The Hazel Reed Baumeister Scholarship Program is open to students showing academic excellence, extracurricular activities and a commitment to the community. To be eligible applicants must be graduating high school seniors or graduates of a public or private high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County or planning to enroll or currently enrolled in a four-year college or university as full-time students. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & 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 Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

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 Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

Crain Scholarship Program

Offered by Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Multiple awards worth $5,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Are you a college-bound high school senior or graduate of a public or private high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County, California?…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior or graduate of a public or private high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County, California?…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior or graduate of a public or private high school in San Mateo County or Santa Clara County, California? If so, you may be eligible for the Crain Scholarship Program! The program is for students who demonstrate academic excellence, participate in extracurricular activities, and show a commitment to the community. Previous applicants and recipients may reapply. They must also be planning to enroll or they might be enrolled in a four-year college or university. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $5,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
Get Started

Emmett J. Doerr Memorial Scout Scholarship

Offered by National Catholic Committee on Scouting

Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by National Catholic Committee on Scouting

Are you a service-oriented, Catholic high school senior actively involved with a Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, or Sea Scout Ship? Furthermore, have you been awarded…Show More

Are you a service-oriented, Catholic high school senior actively involved with a Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, or Sea Scout Ship? Furthermore, have you been awarded…Show More

Are you a service-oriented, Catholic high school senior actively involved with a Scout Troop, Venturing Crew, or Sea Scout Ship? Furthermore, have you been awarded for your involvement and do you plan on continuing your education in college? Consider applying for the Emmett J. Doerr Scholarship! Each year, this program awards multiple scouts up to $5,000 for their continued dedication to Catholicism, their scout programs, and education. To apply, you must submit an application, four letters of recommendation, a transcript, and a high-quality photo of yourself. If you’re passionate about your scout program and are looking for some help to pay off college, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $5,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
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, 2024
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, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability

Offered by American Association on Health and Disability

Multiple awards worth up to $1,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level College Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors & Grad Students

Offered by American Association on Health and Disability

Are you a student with a disability pursuing a degree related to health and disability? You might consider applying for the AAHD Frederick J. Krause…Show More

Are you a student with a disability pursuing a degree related to health and disability? You might consider applying for the AAHD Frederick J. Krause…Show More

Are you a student with a disability pursuing a degree related to health and disability? You might consider applying for the AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability! This scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students with a disability who are pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies (undergraduate freshmen not eligible). Eligible majors may include public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education, and others that will impact the quality of life of persons with disabilities. The scholarship is funded by the American Association on Health & Disability, an organization dedicated to ensuring health equity and inclusion for persons with disabilities through policy, research, and dissemination. Each year, multiple lucky students are awarded the scholarship in the amount of $1,000. If you’re passionate about disability and health and are looking for some help to fund your degree, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $1,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level College Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors & Grad Students
Get Started

Veterans of Foreign Wars Scout of the Year Scholarship

Offered by Veterans of Foreign Wars

3 awards worth up to $5,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by Veterans of Foreign Wars

Are you a member of the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts? You might consider applying for the VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship! This scholarship…Show More

Are you a member of the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts? You might consider applying for the VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship! This scholarship…Show More

Are you a member of the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts? You might consider applying for the VFW Scout of the Year Scholarship! This scholarship honors high-achieving Scouts who demonstrate standout citizenship, patriotism, and love for their country. The scholarship is funded by the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), an organization that has been in partnership with the Boy Scouts of America since 1915. If you have a strong record in Scouts and you’re seeking funds to help pay for college, we encourage you to apply!Show Less

3 awards worth up to $5,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
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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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