Deadline: March 31, 2015
Please note: Students applying for this award need to receive a recommendation from their local Dollars for Scholars affiliate.
The Dollars for Scholars Student Volunteer Award (SVA) is Scholarship America’s way of honoring students who embody the volunteer spirit of Dollars for Scholars.
Recipients of this national award funded by Scholarship America will receive $1,000 scholarships, with one national winner earning a $1,000 renewable award for up to four years. To apply, students must live in a community with a Dollars for Scholars affiliate and receive a recommendation from an affiliate representative. In addition, students must be enrolled in or planning to enroll full-time at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. (Adult students entering or resuming a postsecondary program of study are eligible, and past recipients of the award are eligible to apply again.)
All students who complete a profile on their local Dollars for Scholars affiliate website, meet the eligibility requirements and receive a recommendation from their local affiliate will match and be able to and have the opportunity to apply for the Dollars for Scholars Student Volunteer Award. Applications will be evaluated on volunteer service (with Dollars for Scholars volunteer hours earning the highest points) as well as academics, activities and other criteria.
To apply, students will need to fill out a profile on the Scholarship America Student Center; in addition to the SVA, this profile will also match you to other local and national scholarships.