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Emma Jane Hastie Scholarship

1 winner$1,000
Application Deadline
Jul 3, 2024
Winners Announced
Aug 3, 2024
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
Education level:
Undergraduate juniors or seniors
Field of study:
Medicine, Counseling, Military, Hospitality, Municipal work, or related fields
Volunteer work or community service

Service work is vital to people in the community, and often those brave enough to take on this nature of work carry on as unsung heroes. 

Emma Jane Hastie made careers out of her passion for servitude. She served her community and family, fostering a giving environment. To honor her memory, this scholarship wishes to support a deserving student who plans to make a career out of servitude. 

While it is easy to choose a lucrative career that promises a notable future, it takes a very special and selfless individual to dedicate their life to the service and well-being of their community. 

Any undergraduate junior or senior, with volunteer and/or community service experience who is pursuing Medicine, Counseling, the Military, Hospitality, Municipal work, or other related fields may apply to this scholarship. 

To apply, please tell us a bit about yourself and describe a time you positively impacted your community through servitude. 

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Boldest Profile
Published October 3, 2023
Essay Topic

Please tell us a bit about yourself and describe a time you made a positive impact on your community through servitude.

400–600 words

Winning Application

Jordan Cruz
Stetson UniversityDeltona, FL
Greetings! My name is Jordan Cruz. I am a first-generation college student studying psychology and anthropology at Stetson University. Ultimately, my goal is to become a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist for children and adolescents First of all, I have learned that with servitude comes selflessness. When I hear servitude, selflessness is the word that floats in my mind. It's easy to say that I have learned from my own experiences. When I attended youth group at the local church, we set up a Thanksgiving food drive. The church bought lots of cans, ingredients for special Thanksgiving dishes, and more essentials. We organized everything into bags and gave them to people in our community that were not as fortunate. It was an honor to guarantee the best Thanksgiving holiday for those people as much as possible. Another thing that I have done was donate clothes and other items to the local Goodwill donation center. It was simply a drive-thru where you were able to put unwanted things into special bags they had, as long as they were gently used and in good condition. From there, those items would be transported to Goodwill stores for a lower price. In all honestly, I would much rather people in need have those things than myself. Living selflessly is something I value and will never let go of. I am all about putting others before myself. If I were given the choice between having wealth or keeping my friends, family, and loved ones secure, I would choose their wealth and safety over my wealth and safety. I would give my last dollar to someone who needed it. I want to see everyone living the best life that they can live. Happiness, love, and good health are the most important things to me for each individual out there. At the same time, I know there are circumstances where I must put myself before others. However, that does not inherently mean selfishness. We must take a moment to evaluate ourselves, especially when it comes to our mental and physical health. This is because our health can dictate how we perform in our daily life. For example, if I got super sick and could not go to school or important meetings, the solution would be to stay home to ensure a fast and easy recovery. Although that sounds basic, it's true. Loving selflessly, having a giving heart, and helping others are wonderful attributes to have. I will make sure to convey those characteristics forevermore.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Jul 3, 2024. Winners will be announced on Aug 3, 2024.