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Community & Social Impact Scholarships

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Are you active in your community? Do you have a knack for social commentary? We’ve identified a list of scholarships that focus on community and social impact that may interest you. Take a look below. Don’t forget, log into your College Greenlight account to see more scholarship matches.

Daughters of the American Revolution
Deadline: 2/15/2018
Description: These scholarships are for students who are citizens of the United States and are attending or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. DAR chapter sponsorship is not required. Applications for American Indian Scholarships and DAR Good Citizen Scholarships may require a different form and deadline. See website for more information and other details for specific scholarships.

The Vegetarian Resource Group
Award: $10,000
Deadline: 2/20/2018
Description: This scholarship is for US high school seniors who are graduating from high school in the spring of 2018. Applicants must be vegetarians and have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities.

American Atheists Scholarships
Award: $1,000
Deadline: 2/26/2018
Description: This scholarship is for atheists who are current college students or high school students entering college in the upcoming year. Additionally, full-time graduate and law school students are eligible for the scholarships. Applicants are judged based on their actions as atheists and activists.

Spirit of Anne Frank Scholarship Award
Award: $10,000
Deadline: 3/16/2018
Description: This scholarship is for college-bound high school seniors who have proven themselves as exceptional leaders in their communities, exhibited in their desire and drive to combat intolerance, prejudice, and injustice. It is strongly recommended that applicants read “The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank.

Germans from Russia Heritage Society Essay Contest
Award: $1,000
Deadline: 3/31/2018
Description: This essay contest is for middle school, high school, and university, and college undergraduate students from around the world. To enter, applicants must submit an essay on German-Russian history and culture. See website for essay topics. Entries are judged on quality of research and writing style. For more details on format, rules, and requirements, please see the application.

Herbert Lehman Education Fund Scholarship
Award: $2,000 Renewable
Deadline: 4/1/2018
Description: High school students and college freshmen planning to attend an accredited four-year college or university. Applicants must have a proven commitment to public service and be able to present strong academic records, test scores, and personal essays. Complete application including two recommendation letters, resume, an essay, personal statement, official transcript, copy of SAT/ACT scores, and copy Student Aid Report.

1800WheelChair.com Scholarship
Award: $500
Deadline: 5/1/2018
Description: High school and college students with a 3.0 GPA or above must submit a ‘visual poem’, in a style of your choosing, on the theme of overcoming a personal challenge

WyzAnt College Scholarships
Award: $1,000 – $3,000
Deadline: 5/1/2018
Description: High school and college students. Applicants must write and submit an essay online, and then promote it via social media to receive votes. The top twenty finalists will be judged and the top three essays will be awarded scholarships.

Ayn Rand “Atlas Shrugged” Essay Contest
Award: $50 – $10,000
Deadline: 5/15/2018
Description: This essay contest is for high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students worldwide. To participate in this contest, applicants must read the book, “Atlas Shrugged,” by Ayn Rand and write a essay between 800 and 1,600 words in response to one of the prompts listed on the contest website. See website for complete details. This contest has no citizenship requirements. Essays must be written in English only.

ERCA Community Contribution Scholarship
Award: $1,000 -$5,000
Deadline: 7/25/2018
Description: This scholarship is for high school students who are legal residents of the United States and have recognized a need or problem in their community and developed an action plan. See website for official rules.

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