Find out information on scholarships and grants for teens and young adults.
U.S.House of Representative Page Program
Pages have been serving the House of Representatives for nearly two hundred years. Working as a team, Pages assist Members with their legislative duties, deliver correspondence and small packages within the congressional complex, answer phones in the Member cloakrooms, and prepare the House Floor for sessions.
High school juniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in core academic subjects may apply to work as Pages in the U.S. House of Representatives for a fall or spring appointment. There is no GPA requirement for Pages who work during the summer semester. While serving the House, Pages live in Washington D.C., at the Page Residence Hall, a few blocks away from the Capitol. During the academic year, Pages attend classes at the House Page School. Pages must be sponsored by a Member of Congress and be at least sixteen years old on the date they begin their term. All communication regarding the Page program must be made through the applicant’s sponsoring Member.http://pageprogram.house.gov/
CITY YEAR, WASHINGTON DC (Americorps)
- Graduating seniors who are not sure what they want to do after high school should consider applying for a paid community service position with City Year, Washington, DC., a group of 17-24 year olds committed to full-time service for ten months in the Washington, DC community. Benefits include: living stipend ($200 per week), health care coverage, free metro pass, and $4,725 educational scholarship. call: 202-776-7780, Amanda Seligman. Recruitment open houses will be held once a month at their headquarters: 918 U Street, NW, 2nd floor, Washington, DC 20001.
Girl Scouts- The Young Leaders Program
The Young Leaders Program, unique to GSCNC, gives surrounding area college students the opportunity to get connected to the community, by serving as a troop leader for special six week sessions. Serving girls in DC and Prince Georges' County, MD you only need to commit one day a week for this opportunity and receive a stipend for doing so!
Youth of the Year
Sponsored by the Reader's Digest Foundation, the National Youth of the Year Program is designed to promote and recognize service to Club and community, academic performance and contributions to family and spiritual life. Competition begins with each Club selecting a Youth of the Year who receives a certificate and medallion then enters state competition. State winners receive a plaque and $1,000 scholarship then enter the regional competition. Each of the five regional winners receives a $10,000 scholarship and enters the national competition held in Washington, DC. The NationalYouth of the Year receives an additional $15,000 scholarship, totaling $26,000 in scholarships, and is installed by the President of the United States.
Kids For Peace Scholarship
The Kids For Peace is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities for young Marylanders wishing to study or do community service abroad. the amounts of the scholarships vary depending on the selected program but the amount is between $250-$500.00. Offered to legal Maryland residents between the ages of 14 and 18. Students must be applying to a study abroad program that is licensed and reflective of the goals of Kids For Peace. Applications should be received by the Kids For Peace by 5:00pm on the application deadlines of November 1st and April 1st of each year. For additional guidelines and application criteria log on to http://www.kidsforpeacecamp.com/scholarships/scholarshipapplication.html
SPOTLIGHT Teen of the Month
The Teen Toolbox, LLC, "SPOTLIGHT Teen of the Month" feature recognizes a teenager who is making a positive impact on their home, school, and community. Feel free to nominate middle and high school teenagers ages 13-19 for this honor. Completed nominations include name, current grade, county/state residing in, special activities/talents/abilities, hobbies & interests, awards, activities & projects, personal philosophy, goals & aspirations, and photo. Please send all "SPOTLIGHT Teen of the Month" nominations with photo to Nicki@theteentoolbox.com.
Nominations accepted on a continuous basis.
Include the name and relationship of the person submitting the nomination