23 Community Service Scholarships and Grants for 2020
Over 77.34 million adults volunteered with an organization in 2017, according to the Volunteering in America Report. But whether you’re a student collecting hours to graduate high school or volunteering for fun, this list of community service scholarships can help reward you for doing good.
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- Here are 23 Community Service Scholarships:
- 1. Scotland Memorial Foundation Community Service Scholarship
- 2. Towel Supercenter Community Service Scholarship
- 3. Justice for All Community Impact Scholarship
- 4. Kurt D. Kelly Memorial Scholarship
- 5. Tom Mellis Memorial Scholarship Award
- 6. Scott M Roberson Scholarship
- 7. The Annual Jennifer Dean Community Scholarship
- 8. Glen Lerner Gives Back Community Service Scholarship
- 9. Grungo Colarulo Giving Back to the Community Scholarship
- 10. DoSomething.org Easy Scholarships
- 11. The Princeton Prize in Race Relations
- 12. Haz La U Program
- 13. The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
- 14. McDonald’s HACER National Scholarship
- 15. Equitable Excellence Scholarship
- 16. Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
- 17. Cameron Impact Scholarship
- 18. Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards
- 19. “Crack the DAT” Pre-Dental Scholarship
- 20. NIADA Foundation Scholarship
- 21. Association of Texas Leaders for Education Scholarship
- 22. Junior League of Saginaw Valley Scholarship
- 23. Horatio Alger Association Scholarship
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Here are 23 Community Service Scholarships:
Amount: Up to $2,000
Provider: Scotland Memorial Healthcare Foundation
Requirements: Application, GPA ≥ 3.00, high school senior, college acceptance letter, ACT Score Report, 2 recommendation letters, SAT Score Report, transcript, must have a demonstrated commitment to community service and accepted into an institution where he/she plans to enter a health care related course of study, and is a resident of one of the following cities in North Carolina: Scotland County, Bennettsville, Clio, Gibson, Laurel Hill, Laurinburg, Maxton, McColl, Red Springs, Rowland.
Amount: Up to $500
Provider: Towel Supercenter
Requirements: Application and essay.
As the leading wholesale towel suppliers on the Internet, Towel Supercenter is committed to providing our customers with a wide selection of premium and economy towels, sheets and linens at incredible discount pricing. Our customers include businesses such as hotels, spas, salons and other successful enterprises that need a reliable relationship with a wholesale towel supplier.
Amount: Up to $500
Provider: Kelly Villwock
Requirements: This award will be granted to the student who demonstrates commitment to creating social change in Colleton County, South Carolina. This will be shown through a record of community service, academic achievement, and a brief essay regarding the mission of the scholarship and the student’s vision for public service.
Amount: Up to $1,000
Provider: Kurt Kelly Hockey Memorial Fund (Charity Smith)
Requirements: Must be a high school senior, GPA ≥ 2.50, FAFSA SAR, recommendation letter, resume, transcript, and must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree for the first time.
The KDK Foundation will award a scholarship of $1000 each year to an individual showing both financial need along with leadership, teamwork, and community service. KDK Memorial Foundation, formerly known as the Kurt Kelly Hockey Memorial Fund, was created to honor the life of Kurt D. Kelly, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident on September 21, 2012.
Amount: Up to $2,500
Provider: The Sportsman of Stanislaus Club
Requirements: High school senior, must have participated in a varsity sport, resident of Stanislaus County, California, provide transcript.
A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to one or more high school seniors who actively participate in varsity sports, show outstanding leadership in community service and school activities, and demonstrate scholastic achievement.
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Amount: Up to $1,000
Provider: Scott Roberson Memorial Fund (Charity Smith)
Requirements: High school senior of Tolland High School, Connecticut, participated in at least 1 community service activity, about to attend an accredited two or four-year institution of higher learning with a strong commitment to community service, FAFSA SAR, resume, transcript.
In recognition of Scott’s dedication to serving others and in appreciation for the many ways our Tolland friends have honored Scott’s memory, the Roberson family has created the Scott M. Roberson Memorial Fund to provide financial assistance to Tolland High School graduates who are pursuing a 2-year or 4-year undergraduate degree and have demonstrated a strong commitment to community service.
Amount: Up to $500 per recipient
Provider: Rancho Santa Fe Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
Requirements: Entries will be evaluated on overall impact to members of your community, resourcefulness, creativity, and thoroughness. The use of proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation will have bearing on the judging, Rancho Santa Fe Cosmetic & Family Dentistry employees and their family members are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
At Rancho Santa Fe Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we do dentistry differently. Simply put, our goal is to change your expectations of the dentist. From our in-room high definition televisions, heated towels, and massaging dental chairs, to our advanced diagnostic imaging and brand new dental and sterilization equipment, you demand the best, and so do we.
Amount: Up to $1,000 per recipient
Provider: Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys
Requirements: GPA ≥ 3.00
The partners at Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys believe that one of the most important things we can do is to lead by example and serve one’s community by prioritizing empowering young people to also participate in their communities and helping them to fulfill their full academic potential.
Amount: Up to $1,000
Provider: Grungo Colarulo Injury Law
Requirements: GPA ≥ 3.00, essay describing community service commitment and how it relates to academic career.
We believe that it is essential to lead by example and serve one’s community. We hope to encourage others, particularly students, to do the same. The scholarship will be awarded to the student whose essay best describes their experienced commitment to community service and what their experience with community service has played and will play in their academic career.
Amount: Varies. Up to $2,500
Requirements: Varies. Please check the scholarship website for more information.
Provider: Princeton University
Requirements: Must have worked on a project to advance racial equity and explain your understanding and mutual respect among members of your school or community. Must have a sponsor, such as a teacher or advisor, who supervised your project and witnessed your project’s outcome.
12. Haz La U Program
NOTE: Application currently closed. Check back in September.
Amount: Up to $15,000
Provider: The Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Colgate-Palmolive
Requirements: Academic excellence, dedication to community service, demonstration of leadership in the community. Please visit the scholarship website for more information.
Colgate-Palmolive and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation partnered to provide 31 scholarships to Hispanic youth in the community. Their educational grants total $100,000, with 10 Bronze Grants, 10 Silver Grants, 10 Gold Grants, and 1 National Grant.
Amount: $1,000 – $5,000
Provider: Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals
Requirements: Must be in grades 5-12, U.S. resident, engaged in volunteer activity during the 12 months prior to application date, submit a completed application to a school or the head of an official designated local organization.
Amount: Up to $100,000
Requirements: High school senior, U.S. resident, younger than 21 years old, 3.0 GPA, at least one parent is of Hispanic heritage, transcript, personal statement, letter of recommendation, list of community service projects. Please visit the scholarship website for more information.
McDonald’s provides college funding to students of Hispanic heritage with awards of up to $100,000. Scholarship winners are selected based on academic achievement, financial need, community involvement, and a personal interview.
Amount: $2,500, $10,000 or $25,000
Provider: Equitable Holdings, Inc.
Requirements: U.S. citizen or legal resident, high school senior planning to attend an accredited two or four-year college or university in the U.S. demonstrate the ability to set and reach goals, especially in community or work-related activities.
Amount: $10,000 to apply to higher education or service project
Provider: Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes
Requirements: Must be between the ages of 8 and 18, reside of the U.S. or Canada, working on an inspiring service project or done so within the past 12 months, working as an individual in service work.
Provider: Bryan Cameron Educational Foundation
Amount: Full tuition and qualified educational expenses
Requirements: Online application and two letters or recommendation, 3.7 GPA
High school students may apply. Students must plan to attend an accredited four-year U.S. college or university full-time. Applicants should participate in community service, and extracurricular activities are taken into account.
NOTE: Application currently closed. Check back later.
Provider: Hispanic Heritage Foundation
Requirements: Currently enrolled in high school and graduating in the spring of 2020, must have a minimum unweighted 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale or 7.5 on a 10.0 scale, must enroll at an accredited higher education institution in 2020-2021, be of Hispanic heritage (includes Spain, Brazil, Philippines), if selected, attendance to regional awards ceremony is mandatory and travel is at the recipient’s expense, be a U.S. permanent resident, U.S. citizen, or qualify under the DACA. Please visit the scholarship website for more information.
The Youth Awards honors Latino high school seniors who demonstrate involvement in their community and an exceptional academic record. Students are recognized in the following categories: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, and Technology & Engineering. The Youth Awards recognizes students to provide a one-time grant for their college education, or to fund a community service effort to help position students as community leaders.
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Amount: Up to $1,000
Provider: Crack DAT
Requirements: Applicants must be at least a college junior to apply, must be pursuing dentistry, resume or CV, photo, transcript, DAT score report, video clip introducing yourself.
The “Crack the DAT” Pre-Dental Scholarship considers academic merit, community service, and financial need, encouraging pre-dental students to pursue a career in dentistry
Provider: The NIADA Foundation & Manheim
Who Can Apply: High School Seniors, College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors
Requirements: Demonstrated success in academics, leadership, or service, Residency in one of NIADA’s four regions. For more information, please visit the scholarship website.
The NIADA Foundation awards four scholarships per year to students who demonstrate exceptional achievement in education, service, or leadership. Students should be a resident of one of the foundation’s four regions.
Provider: Community Foundation of West Texas
Requirements: Minimum GPA of 3.0, Demonstrated school and community service, Full-time student status. For more information, please visit the scholarship website.
Provider: Junior League of the Great Lakes Bay Region
Requirements: Minimum GPA of 2.5, Female, Residency in Saginaw, Bay, or Midland counties in Michigan, Record of community service, Financial need. For more information, please visit the scholarship website.
The Junior League of Saginaw Valley hosts multiple fundraising events in order to be able to offer these Michigan scholarships to two winners per year.
Provider: Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans
Who Can Apply: High School Seniors
Requirements: Financial need, Involvement in co-curricular and community service activities, United States Citizen, Minimum GPA of 2.0. For more information, check out the scholarship website.
The Horatio Alger Association offers 51 scholarships across the country, 50 state scholarships plus one for the District of Columbia. This award focuses on talented students who have overcome academic or other obstacles during their lifetime.
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