Application

Your junior year is your HOBY Leadership Year. You can make a difference, and you must! The world needs you.

HOBY Utah is honored to commemorate the power that is within each one of you. We need your help to fully recognize your achievements during this year. You’ve made a difference in other people’s lives and now is the chance to do the same in yours. That is the whole point of this program: Making life better.

We have very generous universities and colleges throughout the great state of Utah. They are looking for quality students and actively engaged leaders like HOBY alum. That is why they offer you this great opportunity to study at their institutions.

ALL HOBY Ambassadors have the opportunity to create a digital presentation in Google Slides. Include pictures and other documentation you would like. You can also download these guidelines.

Content Slides

  1. Title Slide
    1. Headshot, Name, Address, High School Represented, Phone, your available e-mail address.
  2. Contents Slide
    1. List all segments of your report.
  3. Leadership Positions Slide
    1. List leadership positions and describe positions you held during your junior year in school, church, or other organizations and how you responded to those opportunities for leadership.
  4. Activities/Service Slide
    1. Indicate activities initiated by you as an Ambassador. Tell how your activities provided service experiences for students in your high school or community. Include applied leadership skills and knowledge learned at the HOBY Leadership Seminar; Seminar Counselor; the number of activities, approximate number of students involved; the use of, and the benefits gained from these experiences by you as an Ambassador and by your high school students.
  5. Extra Curricular Activities Slide
    1. Describe your participation in high school extra curricular activities. List any leadership you may have been involved in.
  6. Community Service Slide
    1. List and describe your participation in service to school, community and church.
  7. CLEWs, Kiwanis Key Club Service Slide
    1. Describe your participation in a school CLEW (Community Leadership Workshop); reporting to a Kiwanis Club, or GFWC, Rotary, or your activities in a Key Club, etc.
  8. GPA Slide
    1. Present an evidence of your GPA.
  9. Service Hours Slide
    1. Indicate the estimated number of service hours you provided, and the number of service hours given by others in service activities in which you participated.
      1. You will be deducted points if you do not include BOTH of these numbers.
  10. Documentation Slides
    1. Provide at least three letters of personal recommendation and include any other newspaper articles, programs, copies of certificates and awards, etc.
    2. Please assure that the letters are large enough that they can be read easily by inserting one letter per slide
  11. Write one slide (text only) on how HOBY has influenced your life.

Submitting your presentation

In order to be considered for a scholarship, your presentation must be shared electronically with Chad Saunders (chad.saunders288@gmail.com) before July 1, as you complete your junior year. Qualified judges will review all submitted materials and rate your submission according to the following rubric.

Evaluation Breakdown

45% – Written report, with supporting documentation and pictures
30% – Extracurricular activities and community service
15% – Involvement with service organizations and CLEWs
5% – Personal GPA
5% – Letters of Recommendation

 

Scholarship Awards Program

You or a representative must attend the Scholarship Awards Program in order to claim a scholarship.

As a HOBY Ambassador, you will be our guest for the event, usually held on a Saturday in mid-August. Family members or friends who wish to attend will be $5 each. We will need to know in advance how many of you are attending by submitting your check for each person, made out to “HOBY Utah.” This will be due by July 1 each year.

Even if you feel that you may not have completed some major service activities, we encourage you to submit your report and be our HOBY Ambassador guest with your family and friends and all other HOBY ambassadors. Plan to join us for YOUR “OUTSTANDING” Awards Ceremony.