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999 Community Hours..Can you do more and how do they appear on transcript??

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Is it true that you can’t do more than 999 hours of community service. I’ve been told of this by my guidance counsellor and also that they cant input hours past that number. I would appreciate if anyone has done past this mark and how do they appear on the transcript? Thanks!
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No idea but it doesn't really matter anyway. Universities won't care whether you do 1500 or 700 h. I did 700 h of community service in hs (IB required at least 150 h) but I only documented 300 h just to make it less of a hassle so I wouldn't have to fill out so many forms.
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Not true. In fact, there is a scholarship available for doing 1000/5000 community service hours. A graduate last year somehow managed to do more than 5000 hours of community service and got a huge scholarship. It's something really rare but can happen, you just have to put a lot of dedication into it. He ended up going to UPenn.
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^ I'm assuming that's an external scholarship that you have to apply for? Yeah external scholarships will look at things like community involvement, leadership roles etc but I was referring to internal scholarships/university admissions since most universities don't offer scholarships for 1000+ community hours as the majority of their entrance scholarships are based on marks (that I know of).

At my hs, they only checked off whether or not you completed the min. 40 h. Any external scholarships you apply to will require some sort of supplementary application anyway and you can document your 1000+ h of community service there.
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Some scholarship applications I have filled out did ask to put the number of hours per week spent on activities, but most only care about what you did, not the amount of time you spent.
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The question isn't can't, but why?
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Thanks everyone for the replies, Im in grade 12 right now and Ive done 500 hours, while Ive also accumulated 800 hours in the past two years. However, when I went to school’s guidance counsellor, I was told that they can only input upto 999 hours. But anyways, my main concern is to be eligible and competitive for external scholarships based on academics and community involvement. So, if any of you are aware of any of these external scholarships, please let me know:cheese: I have figured that on the Ontario official transcript, it’s only a checkmark beside community service, which indicates the completion of 40 hours. However, I remember seeing this other document- credit counselling summary/unofficial transcript which actually stated the # volunteer hours..but again this document is not sent to scholarships etc. Also, if we state a number of vol hours on an application, I was wondering how would they verify, I mean not that anyone would lie on such a thing but if its on your transcript then that’s a proof. But it isn’t apparently :!
P.S: Has anyone here applied for the loran award before? This year they have made the application process online, does that mean that the school nomination person has to also type up their response..any advices regarding the loran? Also for the school nomination, just to make sure, the principal signs your application and then it also asks that the nominating school write a paragraph about the student’s eligibility- can it be a teacher writing this response here since they have a better sense of a student’s character? Thanks!

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I will reiterate: Most external scholarships don't care about the quantity of your volunteer work, but rather the quality. So if you have hundreds of hours, or even a thousand hours, but those were completed by doing menial volunteer work, that won't look very good. If you were in a leadership role or doing something innovative, that will count way more.
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@Rela wrote
Not true. In fact, there is a scholarship available for doing 1000/5000 community service hours.


Can you please send me any info/link about this scholarship. Thanks in advance!
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