Leadership Carbon 'Spirit of Volunteerism' Scholarship Fund
Established by the 2023-24 Leadership Carbon Class at Carbon Chamber & Economic Development Corporation, the Leadership Carbon ‘Spirit of Volunteerism’ Scholarship Fund will provide financial assistance to area students who demonstrate a commitment to volunteering and community-mindedness.
The Spirit of Volunteerism Scholarship shall be a one-year, non-renewable scholarship of at least $500 awarded annually to a qualified high school senior (or home-schooled student who has a state-recognized graduation certificate/diploma) residing in Carbon County, PA, and/or graduating from a Carbon County School District.
Minimum qualifications for the scholarship include:
- A proven track record of volunteering and commitment to the Carbon County community
- Candidates will be asked to provide a list of their volunteer and community activities and should submit a short essay (500 words or less) to describe why volunteering is important to him or her.
- A letter of recommendation should also be submitted from the supervisor at the organization where candidate volunteers his or her time.
The Spirit of Volunteerism Scholarship may be used for any education, certification, or course that will provide continued education in the candidate’s field of study.
About Leadership Carbon:
Leadership Carbon is an adult leadership development program, headquartered at the CCEDC office in partnership with Lehigh Carbon Community College, designed to cultivate knowledgeable, skilled, committed and action-oriented community leaders for the benefit of Carbon County’s future.
This valuable training program brings participants from diverse backgrounds and varying perspectives together once a month from September through May to learn more about themselves and their communities. Leadership Carbon sessions will provide the opportunity for participants to share ideas and experiences with other students, gain new skills and knowledge about leadership, and develop plans and strategies for implementing community betterment projects. Participants will also develop a deeper understanding of the challenges, opportunities, and resources existing within Carbon County and will be prepared and encouraged to serve on various non-profit boards.