Community Service

Community Service Scholarships

While a liberal arts education is certainly a valuable thing 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 can be hugely beneficial. Students who get involved can expect great things to come of their extracurricular work, including:

Work and Life Experience

Volunteering can improve students’ skill sets and help prepare them for work experiences totally unrelated to their community service work.


The people you meet while volunteering can help you throughout your life. At the very least, working with others gives you a chance to build networking skills.

A Broader Worldview

You may be exposed to people and activities you would have never encountered had you stayed home, and they can shape the direction of your life and the way you view the world around you. Community service can even give you a sense of purpose and direction.

Opportunities for Community Service Scholarships

Volunteering in your community can lead to community service scholarships. When it comes to scholarship opportunities, community service can help to distinguish you from the competition by showing your commitment to making the world a better place.

As a small sample of what you’ll find in our database, listed below are some popular community service scholarships. You can find these and others by conducting a scholarship search.

Alliant Energy Community Service Scholarship

Application Deadlines: February 15, Annually

The Alliant Energy Foundation is offering a new scholarship opportunity to recognize outstanding community leadership in young people and help students reach their academic goals. Up to 25 $1,000 scholarships are awarded to Midwest students annually through the new Alliant Energy Foundation Community Service Scholarship Program.

The Disneyland Resort Scholarship Program

Application Deadlines: January 07, Annually
The Disneyland® Resort Scholarship Program – Celebrating Community Service, will award $7,500 scholarships to 10 Orange County high school seniors who have demonstrated excellence in volunteerism and leadership and who are committed to making a difference in our community. By granting scholarships to students who strive to improve their local community.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Application Deadlines: November 05, Annually
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States’ largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service. The program was created in 1995 by Prudential in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) to honor middle level and high school students for outstanding service to others.

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

Application Deadlines: January 18, Annually
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award offers a $10,000 stipend to a graduating college senior to undertake a one-year public service project anywhere in the world immediately following graduation. Students are encourage to develop their own proposal for public service in the U.S. or abroad. The proposal may encompass any activity that furthers the public good.


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