At Social Work Degree Guide, we’re happy to introduce our second Social Work Scholarship Winner.
A $2,000 scholarship has been presented to Hutton England, a graduating high school senior from Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas, TX. She’s planning to enroll full-time in the Diana R. Garland School of Social Work at Baylor University for a BSW. Hutton clearly expressed her vocational calling for urban social work to help disadvantaged youth overcome the tragedies of today’s world.
Our SWDG committee was very impressed by Hutton’s outstanding academic achievement. Since 10th grade, she’s been an active member of the National Honor Society. She’s carried a cumulative GPA of 3.7 while taking challenging AP English, U.S. History, and Chemistry courses. She’s also earned an A for all four years spent in the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism. Hutton ranks 48th in her high school’s large Class of 2016.
Outside the classroom, Hutton has shown her natural leadership capacity by heading many school clubs. In 11th grade, she joined the Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA). She led an entrepreneurial group project to present a keyless, print recognition for hotel rooms at the State DECA competition. She’s served her high school as Vice President of the Student Council. Hutton also became co-captain of the varsity cheerleading team and yearbook editor in 2016.
Giving Struggling Children the Support to Grow
Hutton England exhibits maturity, empathy, and determination well beyond her years. Her DECA sponsor Tom Crabb proclaimed that “wherever Hutton ends up, her wonderful heart and caring soul will serve mankind.” She’s decided to turn her family’s struggles into a social work career. She watched her brother battle with drug and alcohol addiction in fear for his life. Hutton never gave up on him, and vows to never give up on other kids. She’s particularly interested in child protective services, addiction treatment, sex trafficking, and clinical mental health.
In her local community, Hutton has already touched lives through various service efforts. From ninth grade onward, she served as a cheer volunteer at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. She’s trained as a counselor for the Mo-Ranch Christian Summer Camp to help young children develop their faith. Hutton has also led a cheer mini-camp, been a Wyld Life Middle School lead volunteer, and helped organize the Rock N’ Roll Dallas Marathon. This year, Hutton proudly became the community chair for planning an Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention Walk.
We believe that Hutton England is the perfect candidate for winning the $2,000 SWDG Scholarship. Our committee is pleased to honor such a loving, charismatic, and ambitious young woman with a bright future in social work. We applaud her ability to make her family’s pain the motivation for spreading love to those lost or abandoned. It’s without a doubt that this scholarship money is in good hands as she begins her BSW degree. Congratulations, Hutton!
Don’t Miss Your Opportunity!
Are you committed to serving people marginalized by societal problems too? Share your story like Hutton by applying for our Social Work Scholarship. Our next award cycle will begin in November. Sending an application, cover letter, personal essay, and two current letters of recommendation is all it takes. Both undergraduate and graduate social work majors could qualify for free financial aid.