community service

There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”—Ghandi

Many students volunteer at some point because (a)mom and dad made them do it, (b)it was a requirement of high school graduation, or (c)they truly felt a call to help solve a problem in their community. What may begin as a parental suggestion can quickly turn into a passion for helping others. This scholarship is for young Nevada women are who committed to the cause–whatever that cause may be.

Scholarship: Community Service Scholarship Award

Awarding Organization: National Charity League, Inc. (NCL)

Amount: $1,000

Number of Scholarships Awarded: One

Eligible Students: Female high schools seniors who have spent considerable time giving back to their communities (minimum of 20 hours). Eligible students must reside in areas zoned for the following school districts: Green Valley, Basic, Silverado, Foothill, Coronado, Del Sol, Liberty or Desert Oasis High Schools in Clark County, Nevada. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Students do not have to be a member of the NCL.

How to Apply: Complete the online application and submit a short essay on the impact of community service in your life. Additionally, applicants must detail their volunteer work, provide a resume of their experience, a recent transcript, and letter of reference from someone familiar with your volunteer efforts.

Deadline: January 31


Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.


Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross. Visit our website to learn more about Robyn Stewart.