Promote Community Service Scholarships to Students
Community Service Scholarships are offered by many corporations and private foundations to encourage service-learning. If you know a college-bound student, you can help them as they help others.
I Did This!
Encourage college-bound students to participate in volunteer activities that could qualify for one or more of these community service awards:
More Community Service Scholarships
Enterprising students can find additional college scholarship opportunities that recognize excellence in community service (as well as other activities).
For instance, FastWeb offers on-line scholarships searches that will be customized to your individual skills and interests. Though you will be presented with a fair amount of advertising, FastWeb's scholarship search is free, and its database is highly accurate and continuously updated.
Alternatively, you may wish to review Miriam Weinstein 240 page book: Making a Difference: Scholarships for a Better World. The book showcases prestigious scholarships and fellowships that: reward community service, invest in "social entrepreneurs", and provide funds for studies in labor, peace, and the environment.
Many of these awards are large -- in the $5,000 to $10,000 range. All awards, regardless of size, provide exceptional credentials for college admission and job searching.
As another possibility for building resume credentials, you may also be interested in The President's Volunteer Service Award, which recognizes sustained commitment to volunteer service. The Award is given to individuals, families and groups that have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service and civic participation over the course of a 12-month period.
Award recipients receive:
Make a Difference
animal welfare helping children community development environmental protection health & safety poverty & homelessness