If you want to stand out in the scholarship application process, focus on showcasing any unique experiences that have impacted not only yourself, but your community as well. Many scholarship agencies look for candidates that have volunteered and served their community. This commitment and drive shows how much you care about others and that you have what it takes to be a leader. With summer approaching, chances are you want to volunteer but don’t know where to look. It’s not as easy as looking for a job on Craigslist or walking from store to store at the mall asking for job applications. We often don’t realize that there are dozens of service opportunities right in our own backyard. Here are some ways to find the right volunteer opportunity for you.
Keep in mind, that if at all possible, volunteer opportunities should try to reflect your career goals. Not only will you gain first hand experience in the field of your interest, but you will make connections that will last a lifetime and help you out in the long run when it comes to looking for a job once you graduate college. Make an positive impact on your local community or abroad and you’ll be a stand out when it when it comes to applying for scholarships.