Collage: Service clubs are there to serve you
Remember that breakfast sponsored by the Lions Club that your parents dragged you to on Saturday morning? Ever wonder why these community clubs have such fundraisers? It’s to help students like you, silly! Service organizations like the Lions Club (as well as dozens of others) raise money to provide scholarships to students in their communities.
Get out your phone book and make a list of the service clubs in your community. While you’re at it, why not dial the number and ask if they offer a scholarship? Keep in mind that most service clubs also belong to a national organization. Both the local and the national organization may offer their own scholarships.
The Rotary Club International, for example, offers the Ambassadorial Scholarship worth up to $25,000 that attracts applicants nationwide. However, local Rotary Clubs also offer smaller $1,000 scholarships just for students in the community. When you call the local chapter of a service club, ask about both local and national scholarship opportunities.