The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center

Additional Student Opportunities

Duke University Neuroscience Experience (DUNE)

We are excited to announce that applications are now open for the 2024 Duke University Neuroscience Experience (DUNE).  DUNE is a full-time, paid summer research program for local high school students who live within commuting distance of Duke University. Applications and two (2) letters of recommendation from non-relatives are due by March 1, 2024 at 11:59pm EST. We encourage students from diverse backgrounds to apply, including those without prior research experience.

Application deadline March 1st, 2024

Self-Help Credit Union Community Scholarship

Self-Help will establish and fund an annual scholarship to be awarded by each Self-Help and Self-Help Federal Credit Union branch. Those who plan to attend or are attending any post-secondary educational institution will be eligible.  Eligible institutions include universities, colleges, technical schools, trade, and vocational institutions. The amount to be awarded is $1,000 from each credit union branch. 

Deadline to apply March 31, 2024

Hershey Heartwarming Young Heroes Grants

In partnership with The Hershey Company and Hershey’s Heartwarming Project, YSA will award Hershey Heartwarming Young Heroes Youth Grants for Youth Service Month & Global Youth Service Day 2024 projects. Youth changemakers – aged 5 to 25 – in the U.S. and Canada are eligible to apply for these grants to lead awareness, service, advocacy, and philanthropy projects in their communities.

This year, youth may apply for grants of either $250 or $500 depending on the number of youth who will be participating as volunteers (project planners, project leaders, and day-of volunteers). $250 grantees will be required to engage at least 25 other youth as volunteers while $500 grantees have a 50-youth volunteer minimum requirement. A total of $50,000 in grants will be awarded.

Deadline to apply March 10, 2024

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

The Barron Prize annually honors 25 outstanding young leaders ages 8 to 18 who have made a significant positive difference to people and the environment. Fifteen top winners each receive $10,000 to support their service work or higher education.

Deadline to apply April 15, 2024

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Student Summer


Spend this summer developing leadership skills, giving back to the community, and building friendships, all while earning 35 community service hours in a week.

Join us in celebrating our community volunteers

Attend the May 8, 2023 Governor's Volunteer Service Award & Key Volunteer of the Year Luncheon

RSVP by reserving tickets by May 1!