The NetAid Global Action Awards are made to honor students who want to make a difference in the poorest countries in the world. Students who have made an effort to help people in developing countries can win up to $5,000 to use toward their college education. If your recent actions have gone toward helping countries less fortunate than your own, you may be able to get a lot of money to support your degree pursuits. Here is some information to help you gain access to this scholarship in the near future.
The NetAid Global Action Awards at a Glance
- Award Amount: $5,000
- Number of Awards: 4
- Minimum GPA: None
- Minimum Test Scores: None
- Eligible Applicants: High school seniors
To apply, you must be a high school student and current citizen of the U.S. You must have organized a project in the not-so-distant past that helped people in third world countries live better lives. This could be anything from a fundraiser to a care package program, so feel free to get creative. Here are a few project suggestions directly from NetAid: “alleviating hunger; promoting human rights, children’s rights or gender equity; increasing access to clean drinking water, healthcare or education; preventing and treating HIV/AIDS or other diseases; and supporting a sustainable environment.”
If you want to apply, you will need to fill out an application form on the NetAid website. There, you will be asked to describe the work that you did for other countries. If your actions are significant enough to catch the judges’ attention, you may be able to win thousands of dollars for school just for caring about other people. At the end of the day though, make sure your actions are for the right reasons. If you have good intentions when you start this process, you should have the best chance possible of winning the award money.