2016 Alumni Leadership for Service College Scholarships - Due July 31, 2016

HOBY will provide three (3) $1,000 college scholarships for the 2014 Alumni Class and three $1,000 college scholarships for the 2015 Alumni Class. To be eligible for consideration, the student applicant must:

  • Be a HOBY Alumnus/Alumna of a State Leadership Seminar in 2014 or in 2015
  • Complete a minimum of 250 hours of service that made a measurable impact on one community issue
  • Log project hours into the Leadership for Service online system by July 31, 2016
  • Uphold the core values of HOBY by displaying excellence, integrity, diversity, and innovative thinking
  • Be representative of an Outstanding HOBY Ambassador to others through their service and leadership
  • Show how they made a significant difference in the lives of others
  • Submit a letter of reference from an individual who can attest to the Alumnus’ volunteer impact and overall leadership
  • Have all their information verified
  • Complete the online scholarship application and submit all required materials by July 31, 2016.

Download the L4S Scholarship Application Worksheet to learn more about the application process.

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Congratulations to the 2015 Alumni Leadership for Service College Scholarship Winners

Maria Gargiulo, 2013 HOBY New York Metro Alumna
Maria created the After-school Care and Enrichment Model United Nations (ACE MUN) program to engage elementary school students in current events.  The weekly program’s goal is that by the time these young students get into high school, they will be ready and inspired to facilitate positive change in the world around. Already, 80% of those enrolled will be continuing with MUN next year. 

Madison Ridley, 2013 HOBY California Central Alumna
Through “Maddie’s Messages,” Maddie has donated more than two hundred blankets to cancer patients and others seriously ill or injured and to several foundations as live and silent auction items. Maddie has raised $2,000 for materials to make the blankets and used the program as her Leadership-4-Service project for the HOBY California Central Seminar. 

Jill Durso, 2013 HOBY Connecticut Alumna
Jill established the Brendan McQuade scholarship in memory of a close friend who died when they were in 8th grade.  In just six months, she was able to raise $11,500 which ensures the scholarship can be given out to at least one student every year for the next 20 years. 

Vishnu Nistala, 2014 HOBY Ohio North Alumnus
Vishnu established a weekly technology training class at the local senior center in Fairport Harbor, Ohio. He has taught hundreds of seniors to effectively use their smart phones, tablets, the internet, etc. for everyday tasks. With Vishnu’s help, these seniors are now impressing their children and grandchildren with their newly developed skills. 

Sneha Dave, 2014 HOBY Indiana Alumna
Sneha founded the Crohn's and Colitis Teens Times, an online support organization for teens with the chronic illness. She is also planning a one-day leadership conference for teens with chronic illnesses, in partnership with the Riley Children's Foundation in Indianapolis, which is slated for March 2016. 

Kaeli Humphrey, 2014 Colorado Alumna
To address the bullying she witnessed in her community, Kaeli partnered with CivicSchools, a bullying prevention program she wanted to bring to her school. To make this happen, Kaeli obtained approval from the superintendent of schools, school administration, school board, and more, and raised the $2,500 necessary to fund the program. She then established UpStanders, an anti-bullying group comprised of students who want to build a positive, inclusive school culture.

Scholarship Opportunities 

Florida State University

Florida State University is pleased to present the application for the Service Scholar Program for the 2012- 2013 academic year. The Service Scholar Program recognizes select incoming students with an outstanding record of community service and leadership, and who want to continue that commitment at FSU. The Program benefits include a scholarship valued at $2,400 per year for up to four years, exposure to a diverse group of individuals and social issues, an academic component, and support by an assigned faculty mentor.

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Los Angeles World Affairs Council

The Los Angeles World Affairs Council awards a $2,500 scholarship to a graduating high school student from a public, Los Angeles County high school who is embarking on a higher-learning degree with an international emphasis. The scholarship is renewable for up to five years.

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Marietta College - Ohio

All students accepted to Marietta College who are also HOBY Ambassadors will be invited to compete in the Marietta College Pioneer Scholarship competition. All HOBY Ambassadors will receive a baseline Dean's Scholarship valued at $10,000 and will have the opportunity to increase the value of the scholarship up to full tuition per year to attend Marietta College.

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Millersville University of Pennsylvania

A $1,000 scholarship is available for applicants who rank in top tenth of class, have minimum combined SAT I score of 1170, and provide documentation of being a Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Conference participant.

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The Morehead-Cain

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The Morehead-Cain is a unique, life-changing educational opportunity that begins with a four-year merit scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In addition to covering the full cost of attending UNC, it provides four summers of global travel and experiential learning, a Discovery Fund for educational opportunities during the academic year, personal mentoring by experienced staff advisors and accomplished Morehead-Cain Alumni, and a remarkable group of motivated Morehead-Cain Scholar peers.

Only students who attended the World Leadership Congress (WLC) are eligible to be nominated for the Morehead-Cain Scholarship. For more information, including selection criteria and the selection process timeline, please visit


Mount St. Mary's University

Mount St. Mary's University

All students accepted to Mount St. Mary’s University who are HOBY Ambassadors will receive a base Dean’s Scholarship valued at $18,000 (2015).

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Robertson Scholars

Robertson Scholars Program

The Robertson Scholars Program is a leadership development merit scholarship program at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The program brings together outstanding young individuals from around the world who demonstrate exceptional leadership, strength of character, high academic potential, generosity of spirit, and the energy necessary to accomplish great things. With unparalleled access to two renowned universities, a series of unique summer enrichment experiences, and individualized mentoring and coaching from a dedicated program staff, Robertson Scholars benefit from numerous opportunities that enable them to fully realize their leadership potential.

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Texas Christian University

The $1,000 Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Scholarship is available to full-time entering freshmen at Texas Christian University. You must have participated in the HOBY Leadership Program, and demonstrated a record of leadership and community service to be eligible for this award.

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Youth for Understanding - USA

Do you want to make a difference in today's multicultural, interconnected world? HOBY has already identified you as a promising young leader, and Youth for Understanding (YFU) would like to offer you the opportunity to continue developing your skills and talents on a YFU international exchange. Youth for Understanding USA (YFU USA) is pleased to announce one YFU-HOBY scholarship in the amount of $3,000 toward a YFU summer, semester or year program leaving in the summer. To learn more about this and other YFU scholarship opportunities and to obtain an application, please speak with an Admissions Counselor at 1-800-TEENAGE or check out the list of over 35 countries and 100 programs at

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