Besides doing what you enjoy, an added benefit of being involved in an extracurricular activity is that you may qualify for a scholarship. Ask your activity advisor if your group offers a scholarship for members. Also, if your club is part of a national organization, check with the national office to see if they sponsor a scholarship.
The National Honor Society (http://www.nhs.us), for example, gives scholarships through both the local school chapters and through the national organization. Some scholarships offered by the national organization may require nomination by your local club.
Don’t let that stop you. Just ask your advisor to nominate you! The following are some of the more popular extracurricular activities that have national affiliations. Remember to check with both your local and national parent chapter.