A Servant’s Heart
Scholarship Info


Joshua’s Hands has established scholarships to be awarded to Loudoun County high school seniors based on an essay contest. The scholarships will be awarded in the spring at the discretion of the Board of Directors. The potential exists to award three scholarships annually.  (The Board reserves the right to forego awarding the scholarships if suitable entries/winners are not found.)

Applicant must submit an essay/video (fiction or non-fiction; ≤1,500 words) on the theme “A Servant’s Heart: Choosing to Serve.”  Special consideration will be given to essays based on true examples of servant mentors.

The official 2020 A Servant’s Heart Rules must be completed (not included in word count) and submitted with the essay as a separate attachment.

Each entry must be supported by at least one but not more than two letters of recommendation (≤500 words) from community service organizations testifying to the applicant’s volunteerism/service. Letters should not be written by the student’s parents or immediate relatives.

Board members of Joshua’s Hands and their dependents are ineligible for this scholarship.

Essays/videos and entry forms (as well as letters of reference) MUST be submitted by e-mail. A “headshot” photo of the student applicant is also required.

Applicant’s essay/video and supporting documents must be received by April 15. Essays/videos and entry forms should be sent to info@JoshuasHands.org with the subject line “A Servant’s Heart Scholarship Entry.”



2020 A Servant’s Heart Rules

2020 Essay Entry Form


  1. Originality

  2. Understanding of servanthood

  3. Community Service

  4. Grammar and spelling (essays)

  5. Quality of production (videos)

  6. Adherence to the topic

Suggested Reading



Scholarship Basics

Essay/video Based 

Topic – “Choosing to Serve”

Deadline – April 15

$1000 Scholarships

One letter of reference required

To date, Joshua’s Hands has given away almost $40,000 in college scholarships and more than $30,000 in camp scholarships.