By Sam Coren
Love making the world a better place in your spare time? Looking for scholarship opportunities that promote student volunteerism? National Student Day, sponsored by the National Association of College Stores (NACS), will take place October 6th, 2011 to celebrate social responsibility by college students. To reward students who demonstrate volunteerism NACS is running an online contest with prizes ranging from a $3,000 scholarship to and iPad.
“For years, college students have been volunteering across their campus community and beyond,” said NACS Director of Public Relations, Charles Schmidt. “From cleaning up a local park to serving as a Big Brother or Big Sister, they have taken time out of their busy schedules to perform selfless acts without seeking recognition. We felt it was about time to applaud these students for their efforts, which is why we came up with National Student Day.”
On Oct. 6, college stores throughout the United States and Canada will host an array of events in their stores to celebrate and promote social responsibility. These events will consist of giveaways, parties, contests, and more.
To be elibile for National Student Day prizing you must:
- Be a full-time or part-time college students attending an undergraduate institute located in the United States or Canada in pursuit of a bachelor’s or similar degree.
- Be a legal resident of the United States, including the District of Columbia, or Canada, and and be above the age of majority in the jurisdiction where you reside at the time of entry.
- Have access to the Internet, a valid e-mail address, and a valid student identification card.
How to Apply
Students can submit their story or video of social responsibility on www.nationalstudentday.com. Stories will be voted on by their peers and the 10 most popular will win.