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 almost $40,000 in college scholarships.

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

Michelle Houchins (Briar Woods High School) who will attend Arizona State University in the fall, has given many hours to Habitat for Humanity. When she felt disconnected, she sought a way to get involved in her community through service. Starting a Habit for Humanity Club at Briar Woods HS not only helped her connect with more than 50 student volunteers, it led to service projects in support of Habitat as well as hands-on involvement in a building project. In her video submission she said, “Volunteering served as a way for me to connect with the people living around me.”

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.

2019 Scholarship winner 
Michelle Houchins
Michelle’s Winning Entry2019_Houchins_files/HB.pdf
Volunteering served as a way for me to connect with the people living around me.

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others?

Martin Luther King