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WORLD WE WANT FOUNDATION: Accepting applications from organizations that represent youth making positive social change in their communities and around the world.

VALENTINE'S DAY CARDS FOR SENIORS SCHOLARSHIPS: Make a valentine's day card for an older adult in need and you'll HELP THE HOMELESS IN YOUR COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP: Sign up with your school for a jeans drive to provide jeans to homeless youth. You'll be automatically entered to win a $4,000 scholarship! Deadline: February 16

THE BEZOS SCHOLARS PROGRAM: Every spring, 30 top high school students and exceptional educators from across the U.S. and Africa are selected to participate in this year-long leadership development program. The program kicks off with an all-expenses-paid scholarship to attend the acclaimed Aspen Ideas Festival (AIF), a remarkable gathering of thinkers and change agents from around the world. Throughout the academic year, Scholars participate in virtual Bezos Scholars Program trainings and are invited to apply for a $1,000 seed grant to design and implement their Local Ideas Festival. Deadline: February 18

LEMELSON-MIT INVENTEAM INITIATIVE: The InvenTeam initiative offers an unparalleled opportunity for high school students to cultivate their creativity and experience invention. InvenTeams are teams of high school students, teachers, and mentors that receive grants up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems. Each InvenTeam chooses its own problem to solve. InvenTeam students rely on inquiry and hands-on problem solving as they apply lessons from science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to develop invention prototypes. Science, math, and technology educators at high schools and nonprofit educational organizations are eligible to apply. Deadline: February 28

OPAL APPLE YOUTH MAKE A DIFFERENCE INITIATIVE GRANTS: The Opal® Apple Youth Make a Difference Initiative will award $75,000 in funding to youth-based initiatives serving their communities in the U.S. and Canada, where youth, ages 6 - 25, take leadership roles in addressing one or more of the issues of food security, nutrition, agriculture, or food politics and education. Grants will be awarded in the range of $5,000 - $20,000. Deadline: February 28

LEND FOR AMERICA FELLOWSHIPS: The Lend for America fellowship program trains students who are seeking to start microfinance organizations ("Campus MFIs") at their college campuses. Fellows receive a crash course in microfinance in North Carolina, a full-time paid summer internship with an existing microfinance group at one of three locations (North Carolina, New Jersey, or Rhode Island), and year-round support from Lend for America as they start their organizations on campus. Undergraduates and graduates of all majors are encouraged to apply. Deadline: March 30

WORLD OF CHILDREN YOUTH AWARD: The World of Children® Award provides funding and recognition to support life-changing work for children by discovering and elevating only the most effective changemakers for children worldwide. The Youth Award recognizes a young hero (under the age of 21) who is making extraordinary contributions to the lives of other children. Awards will be presented at an annual ceremony held in New York City, USA, on November 6, 2014. At that time, World of Children Award will offer cash grants up to $25,000 to the proven, sustainable programs created and managed by the 2014 Honorees. Deadline: April 1

PRESIDENT'S HIGHER EDUCATION COMMUNITY SERVICE HONOR ROLL: The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measureable outcomes in the communities they serve. The 2014 Honor Roll will recognize higher education institutions in four categories: General Community Service, Interfaith Community Service, Economic Opportunity, and Education. Deadline: April 3


About Global Youth Service Day

Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is an annual campaign that celebrates and mobilizes millions of youth to improve their communities each year through community service. Celebrated in over 100 countries, GYSD is the largest service event in the world. During GYSD, youth address the world's most critical issues in partnership with families, schools, communities, faith-based organizations, businesses, and governments.



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