Hearts for Community Service

July 15, 2025
Awards Available: 20

Scholarship Description

Warrick Dunn Charities’ Hearts for Community Service scholarships help to offset the financial burden of attending a post-secondary institution and support student’s goals to better themselves academically by creating access to higher paying jobs, economic stability, and a better quality of life for themselves and generations to come.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 grading scale (equivalent GED scores accepted)
  • Be of service as a volunteer in your local community Attending or soon to be attending a post-secondary school, including associate, undergraduate, graduate, professional, or doctoral program
  • Be a resident of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, or Wisconsin.

Application Process

In addition to basic family and demographic information, applicants will need to provide the following:

  1. Two (2) letters of recommendation showing proof of volunteer community service. Recommendation letters should be written by someone from an organization for which you currently volunteer or have previously volunteered with and should illustrate examples of your volunteer service as well as the impact your service has had in the local community.
  2. An email address and direct phone number for each reference must be included
  3. Proof of enrollment in a post-secondary institution
  4. A copy of your most recent transcript
  5. A 500 word (minimum) essay
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