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Lucille Hobbs Education Scholarship

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Chartice Hobbs
1 winner$720
Application Deadline
Apr 3, 2022
Winners Announced
May 3, 2022
Education Level
Recent scholarship winners
Eligibility Requirements
First generation college student
Education Level:
High school senior or college student

Lucille began her teaching career as a kindergarten teacher and later became the principal of an elementary school near the city she lived in. The impact and reach she had with her students and those that worked with her was powerful. 

In addition to her impact on the school district, Lucille was a dedicated grandmother, always inspiring her grandchildren to be good people and get an education. She didn’t care what it was in, just as long as they were passionate about it. 

The Lucille Hobbs Education Scholarship will award a first generation college student who possesses spirit, determination, excellence, and a strong sense of commitment. Underrepresented minorities in their senior year of high school or in a 4-year undergraduate school can apply if they are first-generation college students. While not required, preference will be given to students majoring in education. 

To apply, write about how you plan to make an impact on the world and what you want to be remembered for.

Selection Criteria:
Ambition, Need, Boldest Profile
Published February 12, 2022
Essay Topic

How do you plan to make your mark in the world, and what you want to be remembered for?

400–600 words

Winning Application

Malik Myles
University of Nebraska at OmahaOmaha, NE
My name is Malik Myles and my life has been a roller coaster experience. I am the middle child and the only boy of three. I was born into a single-parent household. I never had or met my father which brewed up a lot of anger, confusion, and guilt when I was younger. I spent the majority of my life trying to find out if I belonged anywhere. It took me many years to accept the things I couldn't change and how to live life to the fullest without my hardships holding me back. Throughout my life, I didn't have anyone to look up to and follow. I found myself creating a path for myself. I knew deep down that there had to be more children who were just like me. Especially in my school. How many students grow up in a single-parent household and struggle to get by every day? I wanted to be a change-maker throughout my community. My career goal is to become an Educational Psychologist and School Counselor. Growing up I wish I had someone in my school that could see that my performance was mostly affected by my lifestyle at home. There should be more resources available that target troubled students. That is one thing I want to accomplish. I want to be not only a school counselor but also to be a resourceful community leader. I want to be the person that ensures that families have everything they need for students to reach their full potential. Whether it be helping parents find suitable jobs and careers, helping families find food and shelter, or even helping families learn financial literacy. Another avenue I would love to pursue would be to study law and government so that I can one day be on the city council board and be a bridge between the poorer parts of my community from where I live and the city officials who have power. There are not enough people from my community who represent the city. There are not many people who can relate to the citizens on a personal level. The current board members don't take enough time to evaluate and build relationships with the people. They make life-changing decisions without gaining insight. To me, that needs to change, effective immediately! I want to be remembered as someone who inspired and achieved. I want to be remembered as someone who loved and cared for everyone he encountered. I want to be remembered as me.


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Apr 3, 2022. Winners will be announced on May 3, 2022.

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