Question about Service Hours

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  1. tommyboy44

    tommyboy44 Member

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    Hi, this is a question for current or past midshipmen, or anyone who knows how big a part of the application process service hours are. Basically, I am wondering how much an applicants service time affects their application and what is a decent amount. I have about 400-ish right now (give or take around 10) that are from my church, my school's interact club, local charities, and larger charities such as the salvation army.
     
  2. NavyHoops

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    I think you are in good shape. if you lead efforts such as organizing activities within your volunteerism that is also key to highlight on your application.
     
  3. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    In the grand scheme of things, community service is only one aspect of the application...in that regard, it isn't a "big" part of the application. SA's focus on the candidate's whole person...many different aspects...academics to recommendations. As NavyHoops was highlighting, leadership skills is heavily scrutinized on the Admissions Board, so if you can do community service projects and find a way to "lead" the activity, that strengthens the application. Hours, alone, does not tell the story -- it is what you do that does!
     
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  4. tommyboy44

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    That is what I figured, I tend to be in charge of most of the service I do.
     

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