Each high school in the nation may select up to two students who have completed at least 100 hours of community service in the last 12 months, either through a school-based service–learning program or independently through service at a nonprofit or faith-based organization are eligible to receive the scholarship. Eligible applicants must be either juniors or seniors, and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Applications must be filed by the July 16, 2004 deadline. Students interested in applying for the scholarship can find the application at www.nationalservice.org/scholarship.
The President Freedom Scholarship is sponsored by Learn and Serve America, a program administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service. More than 31,000 scholarships have been awarded to date.
For more information about the scholarship program, please contact Katherine Hoehn with the Corporation for National and Community Service at (203) 606-5000, ext. 421.