Scholarship America's Dollars for Scholars Student Volunteer Award

Eligibility Requirements

To apply for the Dollars for Scholars Student Volunteer Award, you must live in a community served by a Dollars for Scholars affiliate. (Find yours by creating a profile or visiting our affiliate search.)

In addition, you must be enrolled in or planning to enroll full-time at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school. Adult students entering or resuming a postsecondary program of study are eligible, and past recipients of the award are eligible to apply again.

Selection Criteria

The main criterion for the award is your level of volunteer service over the past four years. Hours volunteered with your local Dollars for Scholars affiliate will earn more points, but all eligible volunteer service hours are taken into account.

In addition, our selection committee will evaluate your academic achievement, work experience, school activities and a statement of your academic goals. Last year, 17 scholarships were awarded in communities across the nation!

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Meet The 2016-17 Winners!

Madeline Appleton, South Windsor Dollars for Scholars; Andrew Baker, St. Peter-Kasota Dollars for Scholars; Caitlyn Barbieri, Winnacunnet Dollars for Scholars; Anna Brekke, Shakopee Dollars for Scholars; Vincent Esposito, Staten Island ACHIEVE Dollars for Scholars; Ian Gulsvig, District 883 Dollars for Scholars; Kristin Harrington, Norman County West Dollars for Scholars; Regan Hsieh, Woodbury Scholarship Fund Dollars for Scholars; Lyric Lekander, Barnum Dollars for Scholars; Shaina Lubliner, Stamford Dollars for Scholars; Gregory Madden, Scholarship Assistance Fund Dollars for Scholars; Abigail Meger, Belle Plaine Dollars for Scholars; Grace Meno, Arlington Dollars for Scholars; Haredo Mohamed, Sunnyside District Alumni Association Dollars for Scholars; Miranda Schwartz, Le Sueur-Henderson Dollars for Scholars; Asgton Stephenson, Ankeny Dollars for Scholars.

About The Award

Scholarship America's Dollars for Scholars communities work every day on a local, grassroots level to help their students get a college degree.

Student volunteers are an invaluable resource in those communities, and the Dollars for Scholars Student Volunteer Award (SVA) is Scholarship America's way of honoring them. SVA recipients across the nation receive $1,000 scholarships, with one national winner able to renew the award for up to three years for a total scholarship worth $4,000 ($1,000 x 4 years). These awards are funded by Scholarship America -- including funds raised by our employees.