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Hearts for Community Service

  • Maximum Amount
    $5,000
  • Application Deadline
    July 31, 2023
  • Number Of Awards
    20
  • Contact
    Scholarship Committee
    235 Ponce De Leon Place
    Suite M-306
    Decatur, GA 30030
    nmulholland@wdc.org
  • Website Address
    https://wdc.org/hearts-for-community-scholarships/
  • Scholarship Description
    Warrick Dunn Charities is committed to improving lives, instilling hope, and inspiring communities across the country through innovative programming inspired by our Founder’s life journey. Over the span of 24 years, our organization has grown from our flagship program, Homes for the Holidays, a program that assists single parent families with their transition into homeownership, to an organization that also provides additional resources to help families thrive financially, educationally and socially.
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    Warrick Dunn Charities’ Hearts for Community Service Scholarship is a financial merit-based award, which supports students who are active volunteers in their local communities and are attending a post-secondary institution. Scholarship awards in the amount of $5,000 will be offered applicants who are Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin residents and meet our eligibility criteria.

    Applicants must provide volunteer service in their local community, must be attending post-secondary education, must be a student resident of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin and must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 grading scale or equivalent GED score (minimum score of 480)

    Two (2) letters of recommendation showing proof of volunteer community service are required. Recommendation letters should be written by someone from an organization for which you currently volunteer or have previously volunteered with and should illustrate examples of your volunteer service as well as the impact your service has had in the local community. Each recommendation letter should answer the following three (3) questions:

    Applicants must show proof of enrollment in a post-secondary institution and proof of residency in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin (driver’s license or government-issued ID). For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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