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Community Service Scholarships

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:

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.

WTS Leadership Legacy Scholarship for Graduates

  • Amount
    $5,000
  • Deadline
    November 21, 2023

The Leadership Legacy Fund has been established to honor the past, present, and future leaders of WTS by awarding an annual scholarship to female graduate students pursuing a career in transportation. Eligible candidates are pursuing graduate degrees in transportation or a related field (such as transportation engineering, planning, finance, communications, or logistics) and demonstrate ... Read more

Ron Brown Scholar Program

  • Amount
    $40,000
  • Deadline
    December 1, 2023

Ron Brown Scholarship: Empowering African American Future Leaders

Honoring Ronald H. Brown's enduring commitment to community, the Ron Brown Scholarship Program (RBSP) offers an unparalleled opportunity for intellectually gifted and economically-challenged African American high school seniors. Rooted in the principles of public service, community engagement, business entrepreneurship, and ... Read more

Burger King Scholars

  • Amount
    $60,000
  • Deadline
    December 15, 2023

If you're a high school senior aiming for college or vocational school, Burger King Scholarships offer financial assistance in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Canada. Here's a streamlined overview:

General High School Senior Track:

For graduating high school seniors or home-schooled students who:

• Reside in the eligible regions.
• Maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher.
• Plan ... Read more

Carson Scholars Fund

  • Amount
    $1,000
  • Deadline
    December 15, 2023

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 ... Read more

Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarships

  • Amount
    $3,000
  • Deadline
    January 19, 2024

The Army Women's Foundation recognizes the importance of education and the role it plays in personal, professional, and economic fulfillment. The Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program provides grants to women soldiers, past and present, and their lineal descendants to help them attain their educational goals. The Legacy Scholarship Program offers financial support in four areas: ... Read more

Ithaca College Park Scholar Award

  • Amount
    $262,436
  • Deadline
    January 19, 2024

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 ... Read more

Rebekah Assembly of Texas Irma Gesche Scholarship

  • Amount
    $1,000
  • Deadline
    January 31, 2024

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. Applicants must submit a completed application along with a high school transcript, a typed letter outlining expected goals to be reached as a ... Read more

Anna Schiller Scholarship

  • Amount
    Varies
  • Deadline
    February 1, 2024

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 ... Read more

Era L. and Frances L. Walker Scholarship

  • Amount
    Varies
  • Deadline
    February 1, 2024

CFNIL’s scholarship funds were created by donors who recognize the importance of helping students achieve their educational goals, now and in perpetuity. The funds’ creators selected the criteria based on their interests and the community’s need. Many of CFNIL’s scholarships are memorials, which celebrate the life and passions of individuals. The applications are read and scored by committees of ... Read more

Dr. Loomis/Rockton Lions Club Scholarship

  • Amount
    Varies
  • Deadline
    February 1, 2024

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 ... Read more

BBB Student Ethics Scholarship Award - Connecticut

  • Amount
    $2,500
  • Deadline
    February 1, 2024

Students in their senior year are eligible to apply for the BBB Student Ethics Scholarship Award. Students may enter as many scholarships as they meet the criteria for. 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 ... Read more

Shelton National Leadership Scholarship

  • Amount
    $20,000
  • Deadline
    February 9, 2024

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 ... Read more

Pinnacol Foundation College Scholarship Program

  • Amount
    $4,700
  • Deadline
    February 15, 2024

We know that when a parent is seriously injured in an accident, life suddenly becomes a lot harder for the whole family. That's why we created our scholarship program — to ensure that despite things beyond your control, you still have an opportunity to pursue your academic goals. Pinnacol Foundation scholarships may be used for four-year, two-year or trade programs at accredited colleges, ... Read more

Mount Mercy University Holland Scholarship

  • Amount
    $8,000
  • Deadline
    March 1, 2024

Mount Mercy College offers the Sister Mary Ildephonse Holland Scholarship to incoming freshmen. Eligible applicants must have an ACT of 30 or an SAT of 1400, a 4.0 GPA, evidence of strong community service and extra-curricular activities, and must live on campus. The student must maintain a minimum cumulative Mount Mercy grade point of 3.00 at the end of each year.

The student is eligible to ... Read more

CWGGF Scholarship

  • Amount
    $8,000
  • Deadline
    March 4, 2024

The board of the California Wine Grape Growers Foundation will award the scholarships. Selection is based upon financial need, demonstrated scholastic ability, community involvement and leadership and/or work history and determination to succeed. Community involvement, leadership, and/or work history is a broad category that assumes one or a combination of the following: Community service; ... Read more

JCS Scholarship for Jewish Students from Single-Parent Homes

  • Amount
    Varies
  • Deadline
    March 15, 2024

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 ... Read more

Vandenberg Spouses' Club College Scholarships

  • Amount
    Varies
  • Deadline
    March 20, 2024

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 ... Read more

Russell and Helen Missureli Scholarship

  • Amount
    $1,000
  • Deadline
    March 22, 2024

All graduating high school seniors, who are biological or adopted children of Roma Lodge members, are eligible to apply for the Russell and Helen Missureli Scholarship. An applicant’s father must be a member in good standing as of January 31st of the calendar year that application for the scholarship is made. The recipient’s father must continue to be a member in good standing for the duration ... Read more

Kappa Zeta's Juanita Buchanan Undergraduate Academic Scholarship

  • Amount
    Varies
  • Deadline
    March 31, 2024

The Kappa Zeta's Juanita Buchanan Undergraduate Academic Scholarship is to be awarded to a high school senior receiving dual college credit (at least a minimum of six hours) or an undergraduate matriculating at an accredited Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex college or university. Eligible applicants must be involved in community service and/or organized campus activities, have a 2.85 GPA and be a ... Read more

Tukwila City of Opportunity Scholarship

  • Amount
    $5,000
  • Deadline
    March 31, 2024

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. Applications run from Winter ... Read more

SFM Foundation Scholarship

  • Amount
    $15,000
  • Deadline
    March 31, 2024

To be eligible for an SFM Foundation Scholarship, you 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 an employer based in Minnesota or Iowa and entitled to receive benefits under the Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Act, Iowa Workers’ Compensation Act or other comparable benefit ... Read more

Barbara J. Penny Community Service Scholarship

  • Amount
    $1,500
  • Deadline
    April 1, 2024

The Barbara J. Penny Community Service Scholarship 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 enrolled at a Minnesota State college or university for at ... Read more

The Susan Fund Scholarship

  • Amount
    Varies
  • Deadline
    April 1, 2024

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, have been diagnosed with cancer at some time in one's life and be planning/attending an accredited post-high school institution of higher ... Read more

Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship

  • Amount
    $5,000
  • Deadline
    April 3, 2024

Applicants of the Matt Fong Asian Americans in Public Finance Scholarship must be a full-time undergraduate at a four-year college/university in California in the upcoming academic year. Applicants must major in accounting, political science, public policy, business administration or related fields and be of Asian heritage (at least 50%), have a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. ... Read more

Lee E. Schauer Scholarship

  • Amount
    $48,000
  • Deadline
    April 7, 2024

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: ... Read more

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

  • Amount
    $3,000
  • Deadline
    April 14, 2024

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 ... Read more

LEAGUE Foundation Scholarships

  • Amount
    Varies
  • Deadline
    April 14, 2024

To be eligible for the LEAGUE Foundation Scholarships, applicants must: be an openly self identified member of the LGBTQ community; be graduating from high school in the year they apply for a scholarship; be a United States Citizen or be a permanent resident; plan on attending an accredited college, university, or vocational school within the United States or Canada; and provide an official copy ... Read more

Credit Union of Colorado Foundation Scholarships

  • Amount
    $5,000
  • Deadline
    April 15, 2024

To be eligible for the Credit Union of Colorado Foundation Scholarships, applicants must: be enrolled in, or scheduled to enter an accredited college or university as an undergraduate (at least 12 credit hours); show proof of residency in the State of Colorado and have been a resident for a minimum of twelve months prior to application; demonstrate active community service at school and in the ... Read more

Kris Paper Legacy Scholarship For Women In Technology

  • Amount
    $1,500
  • Deadline
    April 15, 2024

The Kris Paper Legacy Scholarship for Women in Technology Fund 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 or university or at a vocational or technical school who will be seeking a degree in a technology-related field. Eligible applicants must be from the ... Read more

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

  • Amount
    Varies
  • Deadline
    April 28, 2024

This opportunity awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated full-time African-American or Black students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees in a variety of fields. Candidate Requirements: Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident; Permanent residence or attend academic institution in a CBC Members district; Preparing to pursue or currently pursuing ... Read more

Builders League of South Jersey Scholarship Foundation

  • Amount
    $5,000
  • Deadline
    April 28, 2024

Scholarships, ranging up to $5,000, 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 Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, or Salem counties.

Studies may be undertaken in ... Read more

Regina C. Williams Memorial Scholarship

  • Amount
    $1,000
  • Deadline
    April 30, 2024

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. The recipients may use scholarships to attend an accredited four-year ... Read more

SET Educational Fund

  • Amount
    $6,500
  • Deadline
    May 1, 2024

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. This scholarship is only open to ... Read more

Jesse L. Jackson-Fellows Toyota Scholarship

  • Amount
    $25,000
  • Deadline
    May 1, 2024

The PUSH Excel Scholarship Program was created to assist young people who are qualified but lack the financial resources to attend college. The goal of the program is to develop servant leadership potential in the scholarship students and encourage a spirit of social justice and social change. Applicants should apply for the scholarship that best fits their particular situation. You may apply for ... Read more

Page Education Foundation Grants

  • Amount
    $2,500
  • Deadline
    May 1, 2024

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 ... Read more

CVBIA Young Designers' Scholarship Competition

  • Amount
    $1,500
  • Deadline
    May 10, 2024

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 student enrolled in a public or private secondary school from the Cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg, and the Counties of ... Read more

Against The Grain Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship

  • Amount
    $1,500
  • Deadline
    May 31, 2024

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. To be eligible, applicants must: be of at least 25% Asian and/or Pacific Islander ... Read more

Capture the Dream, Inc. Single Parent Scholarship

  • Amount
    $1,000
  • Deadline
    June 30, 2024

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 ... Read more

Prince Kuhio Hawaiian Civic Club Scholarships

  • Amount
    Varies
  • Deadline
    June 30, 2024

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 ... Read more

BioMatrix Scholarships for the Bleeding Disorders Community

  • Amount
    $1,000
  • Deadline
    August 1, 2024

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 ... Read more

CWGCS Fellowship on Women & Public Policy

  • Amount
    $10,000
  • Deadline
    August 15, 2024

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 ... Read more

The Gates Scholarship

  • Amount
    $160,000
  • Deadline
    September 15, 2024

The Gates Scholarship: Full Funding for Outstanding Minority Students

The Gates Scholarship (TGS) stands as a beacon for talented, minority high school seniors hailing from low-income backgrounds. Designed to uplift promising student leaders, The Gates Scholarship offers a comprehensive funding solution covering all attendance costs not already met by existing financial aid or family ... Read more

Erskine College Music Scholarships

  • Amount
    $5,000
  • Deadline
    Varies

Erskine College awards music scholarships to both majors and non-majors. You do not need to major or minor in music to receive a music scholarship, but the conditions of the scholarship will require you to continue taking applied music lessons and to participate in an Erskine faculty-directed ensemble. You should plan to audition as early as possible during your senior year of high school. Award ... Read more

Regis College Catholic High Schools Scholarship

  • Amount
    $3,000
  • Deadline
    Varies

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 ... Read more

SCU Alumni Referral Scholarship

  • Amount
    $1,000
  • Deadline
    Varies

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 ... Read more

Bonner Scholar Programs

  • Amount
    Varies
  • Deadline
    Varies

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 ... Read more

Community Foundation of Shelby County Scholarships

  • Amount
    Varies
  • Deadline
    Varies

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 ... Read more

Last Reviewed: October 2023