High School Scholarship Announcement
World Medical Relief, Inc., with its headquarters in Southfield, helps the poor, sick, and elderly on a local, national, and international basis by collecting and distributing medical supplies, medicines, and recycled medical equipment. With the help of many volunteers, the mission is accomplished through a variety of programs and services.
High school students volunteering at World Medical Relief can count their volunteering as community service and the volunteer experience may be used on college and scholarship applications. It is also a great resume builder for students who are on a medical career track.
What does the volunteer do?
Students sort the medical supplies that are donated to World Medical Relief by expiration date and type of item. Team leaders will be on hand to explain the process and answer any questions. No previous medical training is required. The activity is fun and hands-on. Most of the work is done standing.
High school students may select to volunteer for a minimum of two hours each time on Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. and/or on Saturday, 9 a.m. till 11:30 a.m. Groups and individuals are welcome. Requirements are to sign up in advance for the first volunteer date and to complete a volunteer form which (if under 18) has to be signed by a parent/guardian. The volunteer signs in/out at the subsequent volunteer days.
New High School Scholarship
In 2019, World Medical Relief launches a $500 scholarship for a deserving student who not only volunteered 100 hours but also produced a video that was selected by a jury as the winning video.
Volunteer a minimum of 100 registered volunteer hours between before February 1, 2020. Students are encouraged to start this summer.
Produce a 1-3 minute video about volunteering at World Medical Relief that can be used to recruit other high school volunteers.
Student has a GPA of 2.0 or above and is graduating in 2020.
The scholarship application window opens on February 1, 2020 and closes on March 1, 2020 at https://www.worldmedicalrelief.org/high-school-scholarship. Students have to agree to World Medical Relief’s principles not to discriminate, and that World Medical Relief has the right to use the video. The Scholarship will be awarded at the scholarship/honors night at the school.