A Servant’s Heart
 
 

Joshua’s Hands is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 A Servant’s Heart Scholarship -- which was established to honor graduating seniors who truly understand the concept of serving others.  To date, we have awarded more than $33,000 in college scholarships.

The scholarship is essay based and expanded in 2008 to provide three scholarships.  A Servant's Heart Scholarship is intended to encourage the concept of serving others.

Charlie’s experiences abroad have opened his eyes to how small our world really is and how privileged we are as Americans. In his essay he wrote: “…being so far removed from extreme poverty, I was never able to relate to or sympathize with those from unfamiliar backgrounds. Now that I have formed bonds with these new friends, I understand the daily struggles they face, and I no longer feel like the third world exists as a distant place.” These insights inspired him to help start Friends Without Borders to bridge the gap between upper level Spanish students and younger English Language Learners.


Joshua's Hands was established in 1999 in memory of Joshua Guthrie, who was an enthusiastic community volunteer.  Joshua’s years of service were cut short by his death at the age of 16.  Joshua’s Hands seeks to continue to be his hands of service in the community and to encourage others to serve. 

The organization established A Servant's Heart Scholarship to reward a Loudoun County senior for community service.  In 2008, the award was expanded to a potential of three $1000 scholarships.

2018 Scholarship winner 
Charlie von Kleek
Charlie’s Winning Essay2018_Charlie_files/CVK.pdf
…being so far removed from extreme poverty, I was never able to relate to or sympathize with those from unfamiliar backgrounds. Now that I have formed bonds with these new friends, I understand the daily struggles they face, and I no longer feel like the third world exists as a distant place.
Life is for service.

Fred Rogers
There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.

Fred Rogers