HWS Leadership in Action Award

Inspired by Mr. Scheidel’s passion for volunteerism and his strong belief in promoting community involvement, the Scheidel Foundation initiated the Herbert W. Scheidel Leadership in Action Award, a special scholarship given annually to a student enrolled at Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ).

This award recognizes and encourages emerging leaders who, through exceptional volunteer service, have contributed to expanding opportunities for those who are less fortunate. Winners receive a Scheidel Scholarship to complete their Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree at FSCJ and become eligible to continue as a Scheidel Scholar at the University of North Florida (UNF). Winners and finalists are also recognized at a luncheon and are given the opportunity to make a donation to the charity of their choice.

The application process generally opens at the start of each calendar year. For more information on the application process please visit FSCJ’s scholarship page or contact Luann Risoli, Scheidel Scholarship Coordinator at luann.risoli@fscj.edu

This award recognizes and encourages emerging leaders who have taken action to expand the opportunities of those who are less fortunate by volunteering with exceptional service at a nonprofit agency located in the FSCJ service area. Winners receive a Scheidel Scholarship to complete their Associates or Bachelor’s degree at FSCJ, and become eligible to continue as a Scheidel Scholar at the University of North Florida (UNF). Winners and finalists are also recognized at a luncheon and are given the opportunity to make a donation to the charity of their choice.

The application process generally opens at the start of each year. For more information on the application process please visit FSCJ’s scholarship page or contact Luann Risoli, Scheidel Scholarship Coordinator at luann.risoli@fscj.edu

HWS Leadership in Action Award Winners

2021 & 2022 – Not held due to Covid

2020 – Vincent Patterson

2019 – Travis McFarland

2018 – Ashley Cetin

2017 – Brian Hedrick

2016 – Ramona Federico

2015 – Matthew Jorns

2014 – David Paly

2013 – Shion Newton

2012 – Jolisa Brinson

2011 – Ashley Szczulowski