One form of financial aid that is
becoming more popular is Community Service Scholarships. These programs are offered by many
corporations and private foundations to encourage service-learning.
There are numerous different kinds of
community service scholarships currently available for all different kinds of students. In
fact, many different places that utilize the services of young people offer scholarships to
Some places that offer such scholarships are places that
provide medical care such as hospitals and nursing homes, places of worship such as churches and synagogues,
and veterans’ groups. Here is a list of some of the more popular Community Service Scholarships that are
Target All-Around Scholarship -
Target awards over
six hundred All-Around Scholarships each year — including one $25,000 scholarship — to high school seniors and
college students age 24 and younger. Scholarships recognize volunteer work as well as academic
Presidential Freedom Scholarships -
Each high school in the country may sponsor up to two students — juniors or seniors — to receive a $1,000
scholarship in recognition of outstanding leadership in service to their community. In addition to the scholarship, students will receive a letter of
recognition, and a President's Volunteer Service Award pin.
Bonner Scholars Program - At 25
colleges, the Bonner Foundation supports as many as 1,600 students who receive up to $4,000 per year for four
years. In return, award recipients are asked to serve their communities in a lasting and meaningful way,
by committing 10 hours each week to volunteer service activities and by completing at least one full-time summer
service internship. To be eligible, students must also demonstrate financial need, solid academic
performance, and a history of responsibility and good citizenship.
Discover® Card Tribute Award® Scholarship Program - More than $1 million in scholarships are available annually to high school juniors
nationwide. Nine awards per state of $2,500 each and nine awards nationally of $25,000 each are awarded to
juniors, based on:
Spirit of Community Award – Prudential recognizes college-bound
high school students who have demonstrated exemplary community service. Each year, ten national honorees
receive $5,000, a gold medallion, and a trophy. One hundred additional students (2 from each state) receive a
$1,000 state-level award.
The Phillips Foundation's Ronald Reagan College Leaders
Scholarships – Applicants are encouraged to apply for the Future Leaders Scholarship during their sophomore
year. Sizable awards, in amounts of $10,000, $7,500, $5,000 and $2,500, are offered to college juniors
and seniors who demonstrate leadership on behalf of the cause of freedom, American values and constitutional
Elie Wiesel Prize In Ethics Essay Contest –This annual competition is designed to challenge college students to analyze urgent
ethical issues and write thought-provoking, personal essays. A total of $10,000 in first, second, and
third prizes and two honorable mentions are awarded annually.
There are literally thousands of Community Service
Scholarships available to aspiring students for continuing education. Use the resources on this site to
locate the program that is right for you.