As the school year winds down and students enjoy summer vacation, Scholarship America® Dollars for Scholars® affiliates are also celebrating another successful year of supporting local students. We couldn’t be more excited to share in those festivities with the announcement of 2015 Dollars for Scholars Student Volunteer Award (SVA) recipients.
The SVA is a national scholarship program offered by Scholarship America, recognizing students who embody the volunteer spirit of Dollars for Scholars. Student volunteers are an invaluable resource in their communities, and we’re proud to recognize their hard work.
This year, 17 students were recognized as SVA recipients by nomination from their local affiliate. Each student receives a $1,000 scholarship, and one National Student Volunteer of the Year (stay tuned for that announcement later this year!) receives a scholarship renewable for up to three years, totaling $4,000.
Together, the following SVA recipients represent a staggering 39,000 volunteer hours, as well as decades’ worth of involvement in community activities – a testament to their commitment to their community and to their postsecondary studies.
Congratulations to 2015 SVA recipients!
Oelwein Dollars for Scholars
Crestwood Dollars for Scholars
Indianola Area Dollars for Scholars
Tri-Central Dollars for Scholars
Easthampton Dollars for Scholars
Lincoln-Sudbury Scholarship Fund Dollars for Scholars
Beverly Dollars for Scholars
Ryan Van Hoecke
Pipestone Area Dollars for Scholars
St. Peter-Kasota Dollars for Scholars
Mankato Area Dollars for Scholars
St. Louis Park Dollars for Scholars
Hazen Area Dollars for Scholars
Taconic Hills Dollars for Scholars
Greater NY Chinese Dollars for Scholars
*These four students received Scholarship America Staff Awards, funded by donations from Scholarship America employees!
For more information about the SVA, visit the Scholarship America website.
Updated 8/13/15: Read more about the 2015 National Student Volunteer of the Year, Ilana Kleynerman, here!