Seaholm Community Service Scholarships and Awards
If a student has been involved in a significant community service project or activity they should provide that information to Mrs. O’Leary in the Community Service Office and to their counselor. There are several opportunities to nominate students for community service awards throughout the year and we are not always aware of some of the special service work students have done unless they or their parents inform us. There are also many colleges and organizations that offer community service scholarships for students. The Seaholm College and Career Center has information on these scholarship programs.
President's Volunteer Service Award
The President’s Volunteer Service Award is issued by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation on behalf of the President of the United States to recognize the best in American spirit and to encourage all Americans to improve their communities through volunteer service, and civic participation. High school students can receive Presidential recognition for earning 100 or more volunteer hours over a year. The following list describes the various award levels for high school students. Students can receive this award for each year that they meet these eligibility criteria.
Seaholm High School Award Period: April 1, 2020-March 31, 2021.
Age Group Bronze Silver Gold Lifetime
Teens (11–15) 50–74 hours 75–99 hours 100+ hours 4,000+ hours Young Adults (16–25) 100–174 hours 175–249 hours 250+ hours 4,000+ hours
Awards include: an official President’s Volunteer Service Award pin; a personalized certificate of achievement; and a note of congratulations from the President of the United States.Please download the log PSVA Log, complete the log and submit to Suzanne O'Leary, the Community Service Organizer, email@example.com by 4-15-2021 at 3:00pm. For additional information visit their website at: https://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/
Seaholm Community Service Scholarship
Seaholm is pleased to be able to award an annual Seaholm Community Service Scholarship to two seniors who have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service and leadership during their four years of high school. Funds for this scholarship are generously provided by the Seaholm PTA and Birmingham Community Education. A one-time scholarship award of $500 will selected by the Community Service Scholarship Committee. The award will be used by selected recipients to cover fees associated with post-secondary education. Eligible students must complete an application, write an essay reflecting on their service experience, submit a letter of recommendation and document their service hours during high school. Application materials can be downloaded here when available.
Seaholm Rotary Scholarship
One scholarship award of $750 will be awarded to one student selected by the Rotary Scholarship Committee. The award will be used by selected recipient to cover fees associated with post-secondary education. The Seaholm Rotary Scholarship recognizes one graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding volunteer service and leadership during their four years of high school, and who has contributed to their community in a lasting and meaningful way. Eligible students must complete this application, write an essay reflecting on their service experience, submit a letter of recommendation, and document their service hours during high school. Application materials can be downloaded here.
White Cord for Graduation
If you have volunteered 40 hours this school year, please email documentation to Suzanne O'Leary, CSO. Students that qualify will receive a white cord for graduation. A Community Service Log form can be downloaded here. (We understand that signatures may be difficult to obtain during this stay at home order. Just email Suzanne O'Leary with any questions regarding service or signatures.)