ADRA CONNECTIONS OFFERS SERVICE SCHOLARSHIPS TO YOUNG ADULTS
TO VOLUNTEER OVERSEAS
SILVER SPRING, MD (November 12, 2018) – The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)’s global volunteer program ADRA Connections (https://www.adraconnections.org) is launching a new service scholarship (https://www.adraconnections.org/scholarships/) that will allow thousands of young people in the U.S. to be more active through volunteerism and become agents of change to contribute to the development of communities abroad.
“We want to challenge the new generation of young people to be more involved in service, so they have a greater understanding of the needs of communities around the world, experience new ways to help others, and become changemakers,” says Adam Wamack, ADRA Connections manager.
ADRA Connections expects to provide 350 to 400 scholarships each year from 2019 to 2023 in order to help cover some of the costs related to volunteer service overseas. Scholarships will range from approximately $500 to $1,200 depending on the type of project and the country where the project takes place.
ADRA, which oversees ADRA Connections and the scholarship program, is a global non-profit organization and the humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (https://www.adventist.org/en/). It carries out projects around the world, ensuring that initiatives are sustainable and include community support and participation.
SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINE
In order to qualify for a one-time scholarship, applicants must meet each of the following criteria:
- Be enrolled at a university or high school in any of the 50 states in the U.S.
- Be 25-years-old or younger
- Submit a short application and describe why they are interested in volunteering
Watch short video about the scholarships HERE. (https://www.dropbox.com/s/oqqrltxuwzrihlp/ADRA%20CNX%20-%20GIVE%20ME%205%20-%20SCHOLARSHIPS.mov?dl=0)
Leaders of young adult groups from churches, high schools/academies, outdoor and sporting groups who fit the requirements listed above are also invited to apply, but must include information about their group. An ADRA Connections representative will follow-up directly with the group leader.
SERVICE THROUGH ADRA CONNECTIONS
ADRA Connections volunteers carry out projects that help children have better access to education and improve living conditions for families through various projects, such as building schools, improving home kitchens, installing solar panels in communities without electricity, helping farmers improve productivity, and other activities. Volunteers are a key part of any project, as they help raise the funds needed to carry out the projects and then travel on location to assist with the work. Volunteers also learn about development challenges, community needs, and solutions.
ADRA Connections coordinates 10 to 15 trips each year and includes a mega build project called ADRA Connections Extreme (WatchVIDEO) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-jjFqIVeJQ) during the summer season, which brings together hundreds of students from across the United States.
VOLUNTEERISM AMONG YOUNG ADULTS ON THE DECLINE
The ADRA Connections scholarship program aims to counter an ongoing decline in volunteerism among young adults. According to a recent study by University of Maryland’s Do Good Institute, volunteering rates among individuals 25 and under continues to decline despite the fact that this age group expresses the most interest in volunteering of any group in the last 50 years. The report also highlights that high school and university-aged students have the lowest rate of volunteerism and that volunteerism by this group has been in decline and remained stagnant since 2000. Volunteer rates have been the lowest among 20- to 24-year-olds, with women volunteering at higher rates than men, according to the U.S. Bureau for Labor Statistics report on volunteering in the nation.
“Given the current decline in volunteerism, we want to re-energize young people and focus their interest in service. This will not only impact the lives of the people they will service, but will also transform the way they see the world around them,” says Wamack.
To apply for a scholarship, register online at www.ADRAconnections.org/scholarships.
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Elevate Pest Control is excited to offer another scholarship opportunity this year to your seniors. The scholarship is unique and fun for your students to apply for, and we enjoy looking through their funny applications.
You can learn more about the requirements of the scholarship on our scholarship webpage, https://elevatepestcontrol.com/scholarship/.
The scholarship is worth $1,000 and has to be submitted electronically on the webpage above by April 30, 2019.
You can direct students to our website to learn more about eligibility requirements and the application process.
Applicants to the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program must:
- Have a demonstrated commitment to community service, outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership
- Be enrolled as a high school senior
- Reside in one of the communities listed on the program website
- Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2019- 2020 academic year
- Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
- Demonstrate financial need
All scholarship application materials must be submitted by December 7, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. EST, in order to be considered. Please share these English and Spanish flyers with students who may be interested in the program.
If you have any questions, please reach out to our partners at Scholarship America, Inc. at [email protected] or 1-800-537-4180.
October 1, 2018
Motivated college-bound high school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming are encouraged to visit the Daniels Fund website ( DanielsFund.org) to apply online for the Daniels Scholarship Program. The application deadline is November 29, 2018.
“Our founder, Bill Daniels, established the Daniels Scholarship Program to help outstanding young people who possess tremendous strength of character, leadership potential, and a commitment to giving back to the community, ” said Linda Childears, President and CEO of the Daniels Fund.
The Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four-year, annually renewable, “last dollar” scholarship to any two- or four-year accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States, complete with financial and personal support throughout the journey. Learn more about the advantages of attending a partner school here.
Important information about this year’s process:
- Be a current high school senior graduating during the 2018-2019 academic year from a high school in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming.
- Be a current resident of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah or Wyoming.
- Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
- Earn ACT scores of at least 17 in each category (Math, English, Reading, Science); or an SAT Math score of at least 470 and an Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of at least 450. All test scores must come from a single test. Super-scoring is not accepted.
- Demonstrate financial need.
For full details on the scholarship and to apply, visit our website at DanielsFund.org/Scholarships, where you will also find answers to frequently asked questions and additional promotional materials that can be downloaded and shared, including a 20-minute video with detailed information about the program and how to apply, and content that can be shared in e-newsletters and communications to students and their families.
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The Excelsior Scholarship Fund was created to help bridge the financial gap for college-bound students that come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who excel academically. This opportunity specifically looks to support students that are in one of the following categories:
- High school students graduating from a public high school in Colorado; or
- Students currently enrolled at a 2-year community college looking to transfer to a 4-year institution (public or private) or those that will be studying at a vocational/technical school in fall.
Scholarships of varying amounts will be awarded once each year through a competitive process. Award amounts can be up to $5,000 per year for 2- and 4-year institutions and up to $4,500 per year for vocational/technical schools. Awards can be used for the following expenses depending on the selected institution of choice:
- 2-year or 4-year Institutions: Tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies, and health insurance
- Vocational/Technical Schools: Tuition, fees, books, and supplies
Students who meet ALL of the following criteria in one of the qualifying catergories are eligible to apply:
(HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS)
- Must be a high school senior graduating from a public high school in Colorado (Students identified as emancipated and/or foster care youth are highly encouraged to apply)
- Must be a resident of Colorado
- Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point averag
- Will be enrolling at an accredited vocational/technical school, community college, or college/university (public or private) in the upcoming academic year
- Must be currently enrolled at a 2-year community college or attending a vocational/technical school in Colorado (Students identified as emancipated and/or foster care youth are highly encouraged to apply)
- Must be a resident of Colorado
- Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point averag
- Will be enrolling at an accredited 4-year college/university (public or private) in the upcoming academic year or continuing study in a technical skill training program at an accredited or recognized institution and earning a certificate/certification or a professional license.
To apply for the Excelsior Scholarship, please click on the applicable link:
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For more information, contact Kim Grosel at [email protected] or call 303.832.5812.