Youth Service Scholarship

The Don and Jean Sloan Youth Service Scholarship is awarded through Youth Volunteer Corps Headquarters. The $1,000 scholarship is open to active YVC volunteers who have demonstrated excellence in volunteerism and leadership and who are committed to making a difference in their communities.

  • Must be a youth volunteer with a Youth Volunteer Corps program.
  • Must be a senior in high school or a first-year college/university student to apply.
  • Must demonstrate good character and leadership.
  • Must have plans to continue volunteer service in college and beyond.
  • Preference will be given to youth volunteers who have completed at least 100 hours of service during a two-year period with any YVC program throughout the U.S. or Canada.

Scholarship recipients will be selected based on community service activities and volunteer work with YVC, as well as demonstration of leadership.

What You Need:
  • Scholarship application submitted by April 30. Please ensure that your application is submitted successfully—you will be redirected to a page thanking you for submitting your application to confirm that your application was successfully submitted.
  • Two references (not family members) who fill out the reference form by April 30 (you are responsible for ensuring that their reference arrives on time).
  • If you live in Canada, you can use this Canadian Grade Point Average Converter to convert your grades to the U.S. standard.
Applications and references must be submitted by April 30.

Questions about the application process? Contact Chelan David at cdavid@yvc.org or 816-472-9822.

Don and Jean Sloan Youth Service Scholarship Application 2019

  • Provide a photo of you serving with YVC
  • (Scholarship Finalists may be requested to submit a high school transcript if not provided with this application.) *Need help converting your grades to the U.S. GPA system? Try using this calculator: http://www.foreigncredits.com/Resources/GPA-Calculator/
  • Please enter only YVC volunteer hours here. You will have the opportunity to list other volunteer hours elsewhere.
  • Please list only volunteer activities organized by YVC here. If you prefer to upload a file with your YVC hours, please do so in the next question.
  • Use this field to upload a file with your YVC volunteer hours instead of listing them above if desired. If you already listed them above, there's no need to upload a file.
  • Please list only volunteer activities NOT organized by your local YVC program here.
  • List other school and community organizations and activities you are involved in. Please note leadership roles and include dates.
  • Explain how volunteerism with YVC has affected your life and how you see service fitting into your future. Include how you’ve demonstrated leadership in volunteerism.
  • Please share other information you would like the committee to take into account. Please include any financial need considerations if applicable.
  • Is there anything else you would like the committee to know that has not been asked or addressed in the application?
  • Recommendations must be from two people not related to applicant.
  • I certify that I am the person who completed this application and the above information is true to the best of my knowledge. (Type your full name below).

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