“There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.”– Booker T. Washington
ONE Project is committed to making a difference by bringing people from different backgrounds together to address social needs through education and volunteerism. Our goal with the Scholars Program is to create a network of young people who are deeply invested in giving back to the community and provide them with the resources, ideas, and training to carry out their visions for the future.
Through the generosity of our community, ONE Project awards selected high school students with a $500 scholarship each . This scholarship will be awarded in December in their junior/senior year upon completion of their Community Service Project.
The ONE Project will host and facilitate leadership training for all the ONE Project Scholars providing an opportunity to network and exchange ideas with other scholarship recipients.
To be eligible to apply for the ONE Project Scholars Program, applicants must meet the following criteria when applying:
- Be enrolled as an incoming high school sophomore or junior;
- Exhibit a strong commitment to community service and demonstrate the ability to inspire others;
- Have significant and meaningful experience helping address a social need;
- Have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5;
- Willingness to create and manage a Community Service Project
The Community Service Project is a project of the recipient’s choosing that meets either of the following goals:
- Creating opportunities to unite the community to address its needs
- Focusing on topics bringing awareness to issues facing the wider community
- Facilitate interfaith dialogue to enhance mutual understanding and respect for differences
The ONE Project will host and facilitate mandatory leadership training for all ONE Project Scholars that will provide focused time to:
- Meet and listen to selected speakers in a structured Speaker Series Program;
- Collaborate with mentors and others on a community service project;
- Network and exchange ideas with other scholarship recipients