John Street Cavendish Darrell ’17, an incoming first-year student from St. Paul’s in Baltimore, Md., has been awarded the 2013-14 William Randolph Hearst Service Learning Scholarship of The Association of Episcopal Colleges (AEC), the United States Chapter of the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion.
“I feel great about receiving this award,” says Darrell, who is interested in architecture and English. “Receiving the award means that what I’ve worked for has paid off and it made it that much easier to make my goal of going to Hobart a reality.”
Darrell plans to become involved in as many activities and clubs as he can at HWS, including club lacrosse.
“After a recommendation from a family member and a few kids I know who go there now, I visited and immediately felt at home,” he says, explaining why he wanted to attend Hobart. “The people I met were awesome and it just felt like the place for me.”
Established in 1997, the William Randolph Hearst Service Learning Scholarship emphasizes learning through service supported by Episcopal schools and colleges, recognizing students who have been active Episcopalians in their school and/or home town.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a strong record of service learning and community service, along with academic achievement in their junior and senior years of high school, outstanding leadership and a commitment to worship and community life.
Darrell was the unanimous selection for the award, decided upon by a committee appointed by the AEC.