The Samuel E. Wilson Volunteer of the Year Scholarship

This scholarship is available to students who have made an impact to another person, a small group, or a community through self-sacrifice. This award celebrates the power of helping others–whether it is through offering time and hard work, teaching others, or enacting positive change in the community.

Award Amount: $2,000, rewarded to one student annually. Paid from the Samuel E. Wilson Scholarship Fund.

Availability: Beginning in 2019. Stay tuned for details.
Update #1: The scholarship is officially available on! The deadline for submission is May 31st, 2019.

Update #2: Due to the influx of donations to the scholarship fund, we will be able to select two students this year to each receive the full $2,000!

Application Process: Applicants will submit an essay (1,000 words or less). Choose from one of the following topics:

  1. How do you volunteer your time to others (whether it is family, friends, or to your community)? What has your volunteer experience taught you?
  2. What does self-sacrifice mean to you? Who is someone you admire for their service of others? What specifically do you admire, and how have they impacted you?

Submissions: Prospective students can send their submissions to

Donations: Donations can be made by PayPal to Please contact for additional donation options.


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