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Scholarships rewarding volunteer service

Scholarships rewarding volunteer service

There are tons of great reasons to volunteer: you get to explore your interests and share your talents and knowledge with others; you meet new people; you advance the common good in society. And, oh, yes, we almost forgot…last, but not least, you add valuable experience to your college applications and resume. In addition to the personal rewards of volunteering, there are also scholarships out there that reward students for their commitment to volunteering. 

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations was created “[t]o promote harmony, understanding, and respect among people of different races by identifying and recognizing high school age students whose efforts have had a significant, positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities.”  If you are a high school student (grades 9-12) involved over the last 12 months in an activity that is helping to improve race relations in your school or community, you are encouraged to apply. If you know a student making a difference, encourage him or her to apply.

The deadline to apply is January 31, 2014; the maximum award is $1,000. In addition to a cash award, regional winners are invited to Princeton University’s campus for an all-expense paid trip to attend the Princeton Prize Symposium on Race, April 25-27, 2014.  For more information or to apply, click here.

The Colorado Council on High School and College Relations Volunteerism/Community ServicScholarship was established ”[t]o encourage and reward college-bound youth who likewise are committed to volunteerism and community service, the Council awards $1,500 one-time scholarships to 14 deserving Colorado high school seniors each year to assist with defraying the cost of tuition and fees at one of the member institutions.

The deadline to apply is January 30, 2014; the maximum award id $1,500. For more information or to apply, click here. Questions? Email Mark Thompson at




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