Be rewarded for your active participation and contributions in the community with community service scholarships. Colleges and universities pride themselves on their abilities to mold students into well-rounded, compassionate, and community-minded individuals after a period of just four short years. While a liberal arts education is certainly a valuable thing and attending college can undoubtedly make a huge difference in your life and worldview, why wait till you’re on campus to get involved in the community? Colleges, scholarship providers, and the world at large can appreciate a student who takes an interest in making a difference in the world.
Benefits of Community Service
Participating in community service activities as a high school student can be laregely beneficial, and not just when it comes to acing your college interview. Students who get involved can expect all sorts of rewards to come of their extracurricular work, including:
Work and Life Experience
Students who participate in community service activities related to their future career goals can jump the competition and college-planning process by gaining real-world experience. Volunteering can also improve students’ skill sets and help prepare them for work experiences totally unrelated to their community service work.
The people you meet while volunteering will grow your social and professional circle. They can write letters of recommendation for your college and scholarship applications, serve as references when job-searching, and potentially help you find a job opportunity. At the very least, working with others gives you a chance to build networking skills, which will be necessary later in your professional life.
A Broader Worldview
You meet a variety of people and learn a multitude of new things while doing community service. Exposure to new people and different environments can help shape the direction of your life and the way you view the world around you. Community service instills a sense of purpose and direction as well.
Opportunities for Community Service Scholarships
Volunteering in your community can lead to community service scholarships. When it comes to scholarship opportunities, community service helps to distinguish you from the competition by showing your commitment to making the world a better place. Scholarship providers, being philanthropists themselves, can appreciate students who show an early interest in helping those around them. Winning scholarships, whether or not they are specifically labeled as community service scholarships, can be much easier with a bit of community service experience listed on your application or worked into your scholarship essay.
Whatever the requirements, scholarship awards for community-minded students abound, and all you need to do to start funding your education is find and apply for scholarships like these. Luckily for you, Scholarships.com makes the process simple. Conduct a free college scholarship search, and make sure to note your penchant for volunteering in your profile. You will then be provided with a list of scholarship opportunities tailored to your unique background and experiences. All you have to do thereafter is read scholarship information, fill out an application, and wait for the scholarship money to come in! Listed below is a small sample of pertinent scholarships that you will come across in our larger database. You can find these and others by conducting a scholarship search.
The Against The Grain Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship provides financial assistance and promotion of Asian American college seniors and graduate students who have exhibited exemplary leadership, vision, and passion that is blazing a trail for others to follow and changing lives in the Asian American community.
The scholarship awards $1,000 to be applied toward school tuition and fees. [...] More
To be eligible for the Anna Schiller Memorial Scholarship, you must be a Rockford Christian High School graduating senior who demonstrates a strong commitment to improving the quality of life for people in their school, community and/or world at large through their community service and demonstrates the same strong love for others. Minimum GPA of 2.0 GPA is required. For more information or to [...] More
BBB Foundation offers the Students of Integrity Scholarship to recognize high school juniors and seniors who personify and communicate ethics in the real world, as demonstrated through community service, personal integrity, and academic accomplishments. A scholarship will be awarded to the winning application submitted by students residing in Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Washington, or Western [...] More
BBB's Student Ethics Scholarship recognizes college-bound high-school students who personify high ethics demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall integrity and academic standing. For this scholarship, students must apply while in their senior year of high school. The applicant must be a resident of Connecticut. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More
BioMatrix offers six (6) $1,000 scholarships assisting individuals in the bleeding disorders community seeking higher education. Each opportunity is offered exclusively to several demographics within the bleeding disorder community including women, men, inhibitor patients and immediate family members. Our streamlined application process allows interested parties to complete one simple application [...] More
The Bonner Scholar Program supports individuals who otherwise could not afford to attend college because of financial need. Bonner Scholar Programs meet the full documented need of U.S. citizens and may need the full documented need of non-U.S. citizens. In return for the financial aid support, the Bonner Scholars are expected to engage in 10 hours a week of community service during the school [...] More
The Builders League of South Jersey Scholarship Foundation has announced that scholarships are available for area students. Scholarships will be awarded to students from southern New Jersey, who will be matriculating in an accredited post-secondary school and pursuing a course of study related to real estate and the construction industry.
Applicants must live in or attend school in either [...] More
Recipients will be chosen from both the BURGER KING® General High School Senior Track and BURGER KING® Employee-Based Track applicants based upon the following criteria. Recipients must be citizens of the United States or Canada who who are seniors at a high school or home school in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam or Canada. Must be applying as a full time freshman to a four-year accredited, [...] More
The goal of our scholarship fund is to help eliminate one of the leading obstacles preventing single parents and minority students from attending college – the soaring cost of tuition. We believe when students have the opportunity to attend college, our society thrives. We provide talented students with the means to be able to reach a higher education, which helps develop the future leaders of [...] More
The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Scholarship winners receive the honor of being named “Carson Scholars” and are awarded an Olympic-sized medal and a trophy for their school to celebrate their accomplishments. Previous winners of Carson Scholarships are eligible to reapply [...] More
For more than three decades the CBCF in partnership with CBC Spouses has awarded scholarships to talented and deserving students. Each year, we award more than 300 scholarships to students that demonstrate leadership ability through exemplary community service and academic talent. Our scholarship programs support current or upcoming college students across a variety of disciplines. African [...] More
The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship is for full time African-American or Black students pursuing a degree in visual arts including, but not limited to, architecture, ceramics, drawing, fashion, graphic design, illustration, interior design, painting, photography, sketching, video production and other decorative arts.
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident who is [...] More
The mission of the Community Foundation of Shelby County is to cultivate, administer and distribute legacy gifts for the benefit of our community. The vision is to be the primary partner for donors who want to advance the community’s quality of life and capacity for excellence. Community Foundations have the unique ability to work with donors of diverse backgrounds and interests. Diversity [...] More
The Credit Union of Colorado Foundation will provide annual scholarships for students. Eligibility for a scholarship is extended to students who are Colorado residents enrolled in, or scheduled to enter, an accredited college or university as an undergraduate taking at least 12 credit hours. Scholarship award criteria include maintaining a minimum 3.5 grade-point average in high school or during [...] More
Are you a graduate student or mid-career professional seeking to develop and strengthen your leadership skills and broaden your public policy knowledge? Are you committed to positive social change and to advancing the well-being of all New Yorkers? If so, the Center for Women in Government & Civil Society invites you to apply to its Fellowship on Women & Public Policy program. Since 1983, the [...] More
The California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Two types of scholarships are offered - scholarships for four years at any campus in the University of California or California State University System, and scholarships for two years at any California community college. Only the children with a parent or legal guardian employed by a [...] More
The Dr. Loomins/Rockton Lions Club Scholarship provides educational resources to a full-time student from Hononegah High School who plans to attend a two-, four-year, or vocational college. This award is offered by the Rockton Lions Club. Applicant must be a graduating Hononegah High School senior, rank in the top third of their class, have financial need, and be involved in community service [...] More
The purpose of the Era L. and Frances L. Walker Scholarship is to provide educational resources for African-American males to pursue higher education. Applicants must be a graduating senior from a Rockford public high school with a minimum 2.9 GPA. Students must have been involved in community service and volunteerism and share values including the importance of family, service to one's community [...] More
Erskine College awards music scholarships to both majors and non-majors. Eligible applicants are expected to take applied music lessons and to participate in an Erskine faculty-directed ensemble. Candidates should plan to audition as early as possible during their senior year of high school. Award amounts may vary. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More
The Frederick and Demi Seguritan Scholarship is offered to first generation Asian Americans who have a demonstrated interest in business (business major not required). Eligible applicants must be an incoming freshman enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year college/university with a minimum 3.0 GPA and must be able to demonstrate financial need. Must also be a resident of Alameda, Contra [...] More
The Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund at Georgia State University is offered to incoming freshmen of Hispanic or Latino heritage who have demonstrated ongoing leadership and service to their communities.
Eligible applicants must demonstrate financial need and have a 3.0 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website. [...] More
JCS offers several scholarships for Jewish high school seniors from the Baltimore Metro Area planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university. There is a scholarship available for a student with a documented diagnosed learning disability and several scholarships available for students from single-parent homes. The scholarships are competitive. Recipients are chosen based on several [...] More
The Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund aims to lay a path for hope for young adults with HIV/AIDS by providing academic scholarships to universities of their choice. Scholarships are awarded based on a combination of merit and need. Eligible applicants must be HIV positive or have AIDS and must be accepted into or enrolled in a U.S. college, university, institute or technical college. [...] More
The Kappa Zeta's Juanita Buchanan Undergraduate Academic Scholarship is to be awarded to a high school senior (enrolled in dual credit college classes with at least 6 hours) or an undergraduate matriculating at an accredited Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex college or university. Eligible applicants must have a 2.85 GPA, have a 2.85 GPA, and reside in Dallas-Fort Worth. For more information or to [...] More
The Kris Paper Legacy Scholarship for Women in Technology provides an annual scholarship to a graduating female high school senior or returning female college student who intends to further their education at a two-year or four-year college, university, vocational, or technical school and will be seeking a degree in a technology-related field.
The students eligible for assistance shall be [...] More
To be eligible for the LEAGUE Foundation Academic Scholarships, applicants must: be a graduating high school senior enrolled in a college or trade school in the US or Canada; be a US citizen; have a 3.0 GPA; and, identify as LGBTQ. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More
The Lee E. Schauer Scholarship is intended to reach students who may not qualify for other scholarships - "average" students who are involved in their community and in school activities, who are leaders and display character traits like caring, honesty, respect and responsibility, but whose GPA may eliminate them from consideration for other scholarships. The criteria for the scholarship are: [...] More
The Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance scholarship honors the memory of former California state treasurer, Matt Fong, for his dedication to public service, active involvement in state politics, and direct impact he had in opening up opportunities for Asian Americans in the public finance industry. Applicants must be an incoming sophomore, junior or senior at a four-year [...] More
Each year, Melissa's Hope awards several scholarships to New Jersey students pursuing careers in nursing, medical sciences, or a medical technical field. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More
Supercharge your curiosity, and your whole world will open up at Mount Mercy. You'll get more than just well-rounded academic preparation. Mount Mercy is all about you. It's about providing a college experience that enriches your life intellectually, professionally and personally. We make the application process as simple as possible. The cost of your education is an important factor to you—and [...] More
The National Hispanic Business Women Association (NHBWA) is a non-profit organization in Orange County, California established in 1997. NHBWA’s purpose is to empower and encourage women and business owners to develop and increase their business through educational seminars and speakers, by offering mutual support, the sharing of information, business referrals, and networking. Since its [...] More
Page Grants are awarded to Minnesota students of color who attend Minnesota post-secondary schools and agree to complete annual service projects with young children. Students at all levels of academic achievement can qualify for a grant. The selection process highlights an applicant's attitude toward education, willingness to provide service to children, and financial need. You must be enrolled [...] More
Each year, Ithaca College offers Park Scholar Scholarship Awards to students who are passionate about the field of communications, community service and who thrive on academic and personal challenge. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (federal guidelines), and apply to Ithaca College for an undergraduate major within the Roy H. Park School of Communications. Transfer [...] More
At the core of our mission is the vision of our patron, Prince Kuhio, for the upward mobility of the Hawaiian people through education. With this in mind, we make a commitment to fund scholarship recipients for their two or four years of higher education. Applications are open to undergraduate and graduate students. Preference is given to applicants of Hawaiian ancestry and members or member [...] More
The Rebekah Assembly of Texas Irma Gesche Scholarship is available for a Texas resident to attend any accredited two or four-year college/university. The scholarship is based on academic ability, community service, personal development, and financial need. Applicant must submit a completed application along with a high school transcript, a typed letter outlining expected goals to be reached as a [...] More
The Regina C. Williams Memorial Scholarship seeks to identify Prince George’s County high school seniors (cannot be current college students) who have been accepted into a collegiate institution and will pursue a bachelor’s degree in education. Eligible applicants must have a 3.0 GPA, and be a US citizen or permanent resident. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More
For more than 90 years, Regis has empowered students from all backgrounds to pursue academic excellence in a vibrant Catholic community. Students are notified of their eligibility by the Office of Admission at the time of their acceptance. The designation of a merit scholarship is determined at the time of admission and remains in effect for up to four years of undergraduate study, provided the [...] More
The Ron Brown Scholar Program (RBSP) is a selective scholarship program available to high school senior to advance higher education for community-minded and intellectually gifted African Americans. RBSP competitively awards Ron Brown Scholars four-year $40,000 scholarships ($10,000 each year) to the most talented and economically-challenged high school seniors who demonstrate a keen interest in [...] More
The Russell and Helen Misirelli Scholarship is offered to a graduating high school senior who is the child of a Roma Lodge member. The scholarship can be applied to any course of study leading to a recognized associate or baccalaureate degree at any accredited United States college or university of the recipient’s choice. The recipient will be notified by early May. For more information or to [...] More
The purpose of the San Diego County Salute to Education scholarship program is to encourage students to seek a higher education at a vocational/technical school, junior college, college or university after graduating from high school. The program aims at recruiting students who deserve recognition for their personal accomplishments and contributions to their schools and communities. Academic [...] More
As a graduate of Southern California University of Health Sciences, you are a member of the SCU Alumni Association. The SCU Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Office of Alumni Relations are your resources to stay connected and share ideas. Our mission is to transform and redefine health and healthcare education by connecting our Alumni with our students, our institution, and our [...] More
SFM Foundation is a non-profit organization created to administer a post-secondary education scholarship program to benefit children of workers disabled or fatally injured in work-related accidents. Basic eligibility requirements: -Must be the natural, adopted, step-child or full dependent of a worker injured or killed in a work-related accident during the course and scope of employment with a [...] More
The Shelton Leadership Center’s values-based leadership development programs now reach youth, college students, and professionals at NC State University and other higher education institutions, corporations, government entities, nonprofits, and youth development organizations. His values-based leadership approach is based on five values: honesty, integrity, diversity, compassion, and social [...] More
The Barbara J. Penny Community Service Scholarship is a program named in memory of Barbara Penny. This program awards Minnesota State students for their lifelong community service commitments, recognizes students who have demonstrated a commitment to community service and promotes their growth as community leaders. Scholarship awards of $1,500 each are given out twice annually. Applicants must be [...] More
The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to exceptional student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential. Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid [...] More
The Pinnacol Foundation College Scholarship Program ensures that the children of seriously injured and killed Colorado workers have the opportunity to pursue their dreams by continuing their education. Applicants must be the natural child, adopted child, stepchild or full dependent of a worker who was injured or killed in a compensable work-related accident during the course and scope of [...] More
The SET Educational Fund provides an annual scholarship to individuals with financial need who have excelled scholastically while volunteering their time to help others. Students must be able to demonstrate financial need, provide a history of community service, prove residency in Michigan and enrollment at an accredited college/university in Michigan. For more information or to apply, please [...] More
The Susan Fund provides financial and emotional support to those students facing staggering medical costs associated with cancer treatment in addition to the ever-increasing costs of higher education. Applicants must be a current resident of Fairfield County, Connecticut, have been diagnosed with cancer at some time in one's life and be planning/attending an accredited post-high school [...] More
The Young Designers' Scholarship Competition is a house design contest for high school students interested in drafting, architecture or home building. The competition is open to any high school senior enrolled in a public or private secondary school in eligible Virginia cities and counties. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, demonstrate financial need and be pursuing a four-year degree beginning [...] More
The missions of the City of Tukwila Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to high school seniors enrolled for undergraduate study in community colleges, colleges, trade schools, and universities. The City of Tukwila Scholarship Program principally targets two- and four-year academic programs; however, certificate/licensing programs are also eligible. Applicants must be residents [...] More
The USBC Annual Zeb Scholarship recognizes a USBC Youth member who achieves academic success and gives back to their community through service. Applicants must be in their junior or senior year of high school, and must be USBC Youth members in good standing. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More
The VSC offers merit based scholarship opportunities to military spouses, high school seniors and undergraduate dependents. Eligible applicants must: be children or spouses of service members who are stationed at Vanderberg Air Force Base; have a 2.5 GPA; reside in Santa Barbara County or San Luis Obispo County; be a high school senior (including home school) or current undergraduate (if applying [...] More
WTS attracts, sustains, connects, and advances women’s careers to strengthen the transportation industry. Our success hinges on conducting ourselves in accordance with a set of core values- our operating principles- in everything we do. Together. The WTS Foundation awards scholarships to students pursuing careers in transportation through undergraduate and graduate programs. The scholarships are [...] More
When it comes to financial aid, there are two types that tend to be seen as the most desirable: scholarships and grants. But while most people are familiar with scholarships, grants are less well understood. [...]
With the fall semester almost ending, it’s a good time to apply for scholarships. Students can utilize their Thanksgiving break to apply for the scholarships listed below. Want more opportunities? They can also find a full list of November scholarships here. [...]
We're almost midway through November, National Scholarship Month, already and now is the time to search, find and apply for scholarships. Below, we have put together a list of scholarships specifically for women, all with deadlines this month. [...]