How Important Is Community Service When Applying To College?
Welcome back to the College Ready video series. In today’s video, Shellee Howard addresses community service, and the reasons why it is important that students choose something that they are passionate about when preparing to apply to college.
Community service is so important when it comes to your college application!
Colleges are looking for students who have a passion and a desire to create change that they wish to see in the world. Colleges want to know who you are, and what matters to you. Community service is a simple way to make your essays stand out from your competition, and we help you figure out how to put it all together.
Community service does show up in a big way on your college application. Colleges are looking for students who are going to make a difference at their school. They’re looking for somebody who is doing something for their community and not just for themselves. This can be shown in an essay, your activities, your honors and awards. It is the foundation to your standout strategy- and a very critical piece!
Scholarships are affected by community service because scholarship readers want to know who the student is and why they matter. Community service is a wonderful thing for your community, but what most families don’t consider is what your student gets out of the community service. If they are just doing the minimum to graduate, that is not what’s going to get them scholarships.
Students need to find something that is passionate to them, something they’re excited to do, and showing that personal passion in their essay will get them big scholarships.
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