Exploring Extracurricular Activities

Sports teams or clubs are the first that come to mind when thinking of extracurricular activities. While these are indeed prime examples to include in your scholarship application, they are not the only ones.

It is important to think about the background of this question. Application readers are looking for ways that you have demonstrated participation and leadership in your school and/or community. Readers want to see that you are engaged and involved in these areas.

Don’t be discouraged if you do not have time for sports or a dozen bake sales. To avoid getting caught in a rut of sports, or student-government-only types of extracurricular activities, explore these topics instead:

  • Arts (theatre, photography, etc.)
  • Church Activity
  • Clubs (in school or in the community)
  • Community Activity
  • Hobbies
  • Media (web work, school newspaper, etc.)
  • Military (ROTC, drill team, etc.)
  • Music
  • Volunteer Work/Community Service
  • Family involvement or responsibilities

Remember, this section is designed for you to show your community participation and leadership. Be creative and thorough, and let your story shine!

Last Updated December 20, 2018