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.

Hayeshas given many hours to work with Scouts, church groups and those with developmental disabilities. At the age of 12, he was considered qualified to help lead Friends Being Friends, a ministry that provides opportunities for group home residents with mental and developmental disabilities to socialize in the community and overcome stigma. In his essay he wrote about a friend he made in a group home: “I consider him to be a significant mentor, as he taught me that sometimes the best way to be a friend is not to try to change people but give them the security and space to grow as they feel comfortable.”


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 
Hayes Baker
Hayes’ Winning Essay2018_Hayes_files/HB.pdf
I consider him to be a significant mentor, as he taught me that sometimes the best way to be a friend is not to try to change people but give them the security and space to grow as they feel comfortable.
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