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David Hinsdale Memorial Scholarship

Funded by
2 winners, $500 each
Application Deadline
Dec 31, 2023
Winners Announced
Jan 31, 2024
Education Level
High School, Undergraduate
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education Level:
Trade school student

David Hinsdale was a beloved husband of 47 years who passed away last spring, leaving behind a legacy of hard work, generosity, and dedication to service to others. 

David enjoyed working with his hands, and he spent decades working as a pool plasterer. Dave was known for his quality craftsmanship and his ability to spend long hours in the sun. He also spent countless hours helping his children with their home projects. Dave’s humanity was intertwined with his work ethic. When he ran his own business, he employed anyone who was willing to put in the effort to learn the trade.

This scholarship seeks to honor the memory of David Hinsdale by supporting students who share Dave’s passion for craftsmanship.

Any current trade school student or high school student who will attend a trade school after graduation may apply for this scholarship.

To apply, tell us about yourself and how you hope to make a difference in your community.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Drive, Passion
Published July 6, 2023
Essay Topic

Tell us about yourself and how you plan to make a positive impact on your community.

400–600 words

Winning Applications

Abbie Strait
Triangle Tech Inc-DuboisDuke Center, PA
Thomas McGinn
Pennsylvania College of TechnologyWILLIAMSPORT, PA
I plan to make an impact on my community and my environment by encouraging innovation and creativity among not only myself but others. I want to make a change within our nation and spark ingenuity across the map. My plan to action is to call on others to do the same and actually put the blood sweat and tears into the work that they do to make it happen. I come from a financial hardship position that is why I want everyone to prosper I’ve seen how being unemployed, unproductive, and being unprepared can change your life. I never want to go back to that time in my life so I carry an attitude of progression and growth to motivate and allow myself to put one foot in front of the other. The Steps that I would take as an individual to promote this change is to first start out by getting active. I would go to get flyers printed out and cut the slips up with precision so that people see it and immediately can rip off a slip for a point of contact. I would design the flyer to be a vibrant color and have a flashy look to it so that it catches people’s eyes and more importantly their attention. I would then send a group message after all of the slips are gone from the locations that they were displayed at disclosing a time and a location to hold a conference. The conference would be utilized as a brainstorming time to discuss thoughts, feelings, and opinions. Once our plan is fully operational we will take action and unionize to promote technological change and improve our economy exponentially by the amount of effort and time put into the project. We as an organization will hold lots of rallies to promote our idea of innovation and technological advancement throughout the years. We will monitor our growth and development as a community to ensure progress and our ability to make a change. The community will then hold a program that is designed to monitor the progress and behaviors of individuals in their respective fields of work. This will ensure that the ideas that the community wants to push are being engraved in the minds of its followers and demonstrated within the real world and the environment around them. I am unsure if this will work to promote change in my community, so I want to keep positive thoughts and stay persistent in my thoughts. It all starts with making a plan and identifying what your call to action will be.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Dec 31, 2023. Winners will be announced on Jan 31, 2024.

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