The scholarship is open to all students and non-students from any field of study
Overview: As one small way to promote giving back and volunteering for your community, the Volunteering Matters No-Essay Scholarship exists to support someone who is committed to giving back to their broader community through distinct service efforts.
The only requirement is that you believe in the power of volunteering to be an immensely positive force toward a better and more equitable world.
Mark Neiswander 110 Memorial Scholarship
Overview: Mark had a strong love for his hometown and the close bonds that could only be formed through such a tightly knit community. Throughout his life, Mark believed in giving back to his community and helping others.
Mark had an immense passion for life and learning. This scholarship aims to support students from small towns in Ohio so they can pursue a college education. Any high school senior or undergraduate student in Ohio who demonstrates leadership in school, volunteering experience, and/or academic excellence may apply.
To apply, tell us how growing up in a small town impacted you and how you hope to give back to your community in the future.
Marcarelli Community Spirit Scholarship
Overview: Volunteering can give you a sense of accomplishment and can even help you land a job. Applicants who have volunteering experience are 82% more likely to be chosen for a job than candidates without experience. This scholarship aims to support high school seniors in Maryland who are involved in their communities and are passionate about giving back.
Any high school senior who lives in Maryland and is active in their school or community through athletics, volunteer work, or related activities may apply for this scholarship.
To apply, please tell us about yourself, your educational goals, and what you would like to be remembered for and why.
Travel with a Purpose Scholarship
Overview: The Travel with a Purpose Scholarship seeks to support a student who cares about the problems facing the world and who has the drive to pay it forward in practical ways. Students are encouraged to apply if they are currently in their senior year of high school or enrolled in undergraduate school.
To apply, create a video that explains what problem you would choose to tackle if you could travel for 6 months and focus on solving a specific problem.
Spirit of Giving Scholarship
Overview: The Spirit of Giving Scholarship is available to high school seniors and current college students. You must submit an essay of between 500 and 750 words on one of the following three topics in order to be considered for this award: How have you advanced the spirit of giving in your community or abroad either through service or in giving? How has the spirit of giving affected you personally? How will your college or post-secondary education allow you to be of service to others or give to others?
Nordson BUILDS Scholarship
Overview: The mission of Nordson BUILDS is to attract and develop a diverse, highly-skilled talent pool for careers in the manufacturing industry. It is designed to help bright and motivated students access and complete postsecondary education by lessening the financial barriers of enrolling in college for many, and decreasing the loan burden for individuals that apply for financial aid. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible to receive a Nordson BUILDS Scholarship.
The Barron Prize
Overview: The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds all across North America. Each year, the Barron Prize honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment.