A Servant’s Heart

Joshua’s Hands is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 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 $30,000 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.

Grace is our first ever video submission. Through International Service Club she traveled to Jamaica twice to build houses, deliver donations and meet the needs of people she didn’t even know.

In her video she commented that these trips changed her and made her a better person. She summarized what she learned this way, “…everyone deserves our love, our help, our friendship, our guidance…but most importantly, they need to realize that they are not alone.”

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.

2017 Scholarship winner 
Grace Kopf
Grace’’s Winning Video2017_Grace_files/Rossini,%20Pierina.docx
...everyone deserves our love, our help, our friendship, our guidance...but most importantly, they need to realize that they are not alone.
Relationships are never about power, and one way to avoid the will to power is to choose to limit oneself - to serve.

William Paul Young, The Shack