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tennismom42
08-25-2009, 10:10 AM
Hmmm, so I saw this on the scholarship website I scour daily. Seems like some tennis kid could/should exist that volunteers at an after-school program?? Good luck!

Provided By: Do Something
Deadline: September 15, 2009
Type of Award: Grant
Amount: $1000
Awards Available: 15
Website: http://www.dosomething.org/grants/afterschool
Description: The Do Something After School Grants are available to students, age 25 or under, who are social entrepreneurs. Do Something and JCPenney have teamed up to support youth-led after school programs and projects across the country. This fall, we're giving out 10 $500 grants and 5 grand prize $1,000 grants to young people who are providing after school activities that help youth in their community. Each winner will also receive a limited-edition Flirtitude Tote.
Applicable Majors: Unspecified

MIGHTY MANFRED THE WONDER
08-25-2009, 04:43 PM
Sorry... This would require effort.

theenrighthouse
08-25-2009, 05:45 PM
Sorry... This would require effort.

Lol. 10Char.

deddied
08-25-2009, 06:17 PM
maybe i shoould look into this if work over 100 hours of community service.

goober
08-26-2009, 07:44 AM
maybe i shoould look into this if work over 100 hours of community service.

If you like to volunteer that is fine. But if you need the money just get a part time job. If you were working 100 hours at a part time job, you could make $800-1,200 of guaranteed money versus applying for something you may or may not get.

tennismom42
08-26-2009, 10:05 AM
If you like to volunteer that is fine. But if you need the money just get a part time job. If you were working 100 hours at a part time job, you could make $800-1,200 of guaranteed money versus applying for something you may or may not get.

You don't have to pay back grants. It's difficult enough to go to college, take a full load PLUS play your college sport. Who has time to also get a job while playing a sport in college with 15 - 18 credit hours??!!

SoCal10s
08-26-2009, 10:15 AM
You don't have to pay back grants. It's difficult enough to go to college, take a full load PLUS play your college sport. Who has time to also get a job while playing a sport in college with 15 - 18 credit hours??!!

I did,took classes at night.. way back when... stopped working after seeing a co-worker cut his finger(thumb) off... the part time job was 5X the minimum wage but too hazardous ...

goober
08-26-2009, 10:21 AM
You don't have to pay back grants. It's difficult enough to go to college, take a full load PLUS play your college sport. Who has time to also get a job while playing a sport in college with 15 - 18 credit hours??!!

If you read the website you linked the money is to be spent funding "Projects started by young people who are providing after school activities that help youth in their community. " The requirements clearly state the money is for existing projects.

Setting up a project like this is not a small task. You could set one up and get it going, spend a lot of time on it and not get the funding. If the college athletes are so busy exactly how are they going to do this?

There are a lot of ways for college tennis players to make money without doing a regular job. You can string racquets on the side, people will pay to hit with good colllege players, during the summers you can teach.

deddied
08-27-2009, 11:28 AM
If you like to volunteer that is fine. But if you need the money just get a part time job. If you were working 100 hours at a part time job, you could make $800-1,200 of guaranteed money versus applying for something you may or may not get.

ohh i should get it cause if u have more than a hundred hours of community service and get a 1270 or higher on the SAT (dont know the requirements of the ACT) u can get a full scholarship to any college in florida. (this is for florida residents)