A Servant’s Heart

Joshua's Hands is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2008 A Servant's Heart Scholarship.  In 2004, the organization established the scholarship to reward Loudoun County seniors for community service.  The scholarship is essay based and expanded this year to provide three scholarships for the fall of 2008.

The essays were judged on composition, originality and understanding of servanthood.  Extra weight was given based on community references.

Susan Gretzkowski (Potomac Falls High School) is a young lady who will attend the College of William and Mary in the fall.  Her essay spoke of the things she has learned through service: “…control, discipline, and commitment not through selfish and direct conquest but through the often silent and meek means of servant leadership.

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.

2008 Scholarship winner susan gretzkowski

Let love make you serve one another. 
Galatians 5:13
Susan’s Winning Essay - 20082008_Susan_files/2008%20Susan%20Gretzkowski.doc
When you cease to make a contribution; you begin to die.

Eleanor Roosevelt