Apr 26, 2019

Build your college resume by volunteering at our Virtual Summer Camp

  • Project Scholarship
  • USA
Education Entry Level

Project Description

What it is:  Project Scholarships Virtual Summer Camp  is a  FREE “virtual” summer camp for incoming high school juniors and seniors.  The focus is on building the “campers” college resumes through the volunteer work done for the 501c3 nonprofit organization Project Scholarship.

Where is it: Everything is done online with Google for Nonprofits tools provided to the camper by Project Scholarship. Thus the Campers will be able to participate from anywhere where there is quality internet access. Although some things can be done on a mobile device it is highly suggested that the student uses a Chromebook or PC when volunteering with Project Scholarship.  If Campers do not have a PC or Chromebook then they can use ones provided by the Public Libraries. 

When is it:  

May 15th - June 15th: Parent Information Sessions TBA

June 24th - July 3 : Personalized Camper Orientation and System Onboarding via a Zoom meeting.

July 8 - August 30 :  An eight-week program where every week an additional challenge is unlocked for the campers. Campers are volunteers with the purpose of enhancing thier college resumes, we encourage them to progress through the challenges at their own pace. Each weekly challenge requires a set series of tasks to be completed. Campers can only advance to the next challenge when all the tasks in the previous challenge have been completed.

What is the Time Commitment: As with anything in life, the campers will get out of the camp what they put into it. Each weekly challenge will be designed for the average camper to require a targeted of 2 hrs to complete. The exact time required will vary by the camper. The camper is free to quit volunteering at any time. If the camper has remained actively engaged but has not unlocked each of the challenges by the end of the 8 weeks, the camper will be invited to continue volunteering into the school year.

What support is provided: Each Challenge is presented in a Live ZOOM Meeting where the campers are shown exactly what is required with the challenge and encouraged to ask questions. There will be a 30-minute daily support meeting via Zoom where any camper stuck on their project can request additional assistance. Email support is available at all times.

Campers who are eligible will be invited to the Monday Challenge Unlock for that Challenge. The sessions are recorded. A video of the unlock session is made available to each camper as they become eligible to participate in the challenge. Campers who get "off Schedule" are encouraged to attend the daily help sessions if needed. 


What happens next: Campers who unlock all the challenges will be invited to apply to be camp counselors for future camps. Campers who complete all the challenges and spend 2 hours a week during the school year implementing the plan they create in challenge 8 should win public scholarships during the school year.

A summary of the nature of challenges and why they are beneficial to the Volunteers is provided below. The full details and special surprises are only available to those who unlock the challenges to keep the Camp fun and engaging.  

Week 1 Challenge: Campers are assigned specific colleges to gather and record current detailed information on assigned Colleges and camper favorites. (Will introduce Campers to Colleges and key factors they should consider when deciding on where to apply to college)

Week 2 Challenge: Campers are assigned specific companies and high schools to gather and record current detailed information on. (Helps hone the campers research skills which will be expanded upon in future challenges. Campers provide tips on how best to leverage there public libraries many resources to aid them now and throughout college.

Week 3 Challenge: Campers will use their Project Scholarship G Suite account to engage organizations they have researched.with standard templated communications. (Introduces Campers to people at colleges they may attend or companies that they can eventually work for. Key skill is it exposes them to how to conduct proper business communications)

Week 4 Challenge: Campers are assigned specific projects from projectscholarship.org to perform without assistance beyond what is provided on the website. (This is actually QA on the website to assure the training and projects are ready for primetime and assure that any user can understand what is needed to be successful on project scholarship. This repeats till the end of the Camp and beyond in that campers will be banking scholarships as they begin winning the Projects)   

Week 5 Challenge: Campers will use their Project Scholarship G Suite account to engage organizations they have researched.with standard templated communications. The quantity and complexity is increased. (Introduces Campers to measuring the results and effectiveness of followup)

 Week 6 Challenge: Campers will use their Project Scholarship G Suite account to engage organizations they have researched.with standard templated communications. The quantity and complexity is increased and or list is varied. (Introduces Campers to measuring the results and effectiveness of followup)

Week 7 Challenge: Campers develop a scholarship essay based on the volunteer work that have done through the first six challenges. (Campers will get personalized assistance in the most critical aspect of applying for traditional scholarships)


Week 8 Challenge: Campers develop a personal Scholarship Plan to apply for scholarships throughout the upcoming school year. (Campers who spend just a few hours a week executing on the scholarship plan will achieve Project Scholarship’s mission of “classroom to career with less debt.”)


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