Students Can Win Volunteer Scholarship to Costa Rica

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costa ricaIf you have a student, 18 and over, who is looking for a meaningful volunteer opportunity with travel involved, you’ll want them to check out & uVolunteer scholarship. There are a lot of amazing volunteer packages out there that will take students to far-flung places but they come with a pretty nice price tag.

This scholarship awards students a FREE $2000 volunteer scholarship to cover the price of a volunteer placement in Costa Rica (including housing fees and meals). The selected student will choose between a 2 or 3 week end-of-summer project based on his or her university’s start date for the upcoming Fall semester. They will also receive an airfare voucher to help them get there.

The scholarship is open to African American students ages 18+. Winners will get to record a video and blog about their experiences while in Costa Rica. Click here to read blogs from previous volunteers.

  • Submissions will be accepted from April 1, 2016 until June 1, 2016
  • Finalist will be announced on June 3, 2016
  • Shortlisted Finalist must then write a short essay answering one question (to be announced).
  • Winner will be revealed by June 9, 2016

Travel will start on July 29, 2016.

Apply here, but make sure the video is ready to upload because students can’t save the application. Here are the parameters for the video:

Create a video answering the statement below. Your video should be 3-5 minutes, but it will not be disqualified for being longer or shorter. The video can be whatever length it needs to be to tell your story. It does not have to be professional.  Phone videos work great as long as you can upload them. Get creative!

Show us how you have made a difference in your community. What do you do to go above and beyond your social duty to serve and help others? Why are you so passionate about it? Take us on a tour! Bring your camera along, and show us more about the work you’ve done. You can also let the people you’ve worked with tell us about what you did and how you made a difference. Introduce us to your world and show us what you’re doing to make it a better place.

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