Many adults who volunteer sit on scholarship committees and they know from their own experience that volunteering provides a way to practice your own personal skill set as well as explore career fields.
• builds self-confidence
• provides a sense of accomplishment
• allows high school students to give back to their communities
• provides the opportunity to meet a wide variety of people
• develops people skills
• gives students the chance to network with others
Good grades, excellent letters of recommendation, and strong standardized test scores are all important for college admissions. But what about paying for college? Earning a scholarship for volunteering just may close the gap of how much you will owe. The average student still needs to come up with $7,000.00 to $14,000.00 after financial aid is awarded.
What you need to know about volunteering:
1. It doesn’t have to be in your career field.
2. It helps to volunteer for the same organization or yearly project.
3. It helps to keep track of the hours and how many people you impacted.
When stepping forward to help the community, students gain essential professional skills and character traits that scholarship committees appreciate. To discover more ways volunteering can lead to college success and paying for college, contact Rebecca M. Carroll for personalized educational coaching services.