The Don and Jean Sloan Youth Service Scholarship

The Don and Jean Sloan Youth Service Scholarship is awarded through Youth Volunteer Corps Headquarters. The $1,000 scholarship is open to active YVC volunteers who have demonstrated excellence in volunteerism and leadership and who are committed to making a difference in their communities. We are now accepting applications for the 2024 Youth Service Scholarship. All applications are due April 30, 2024.

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“My parents showed me the value of giving back to the community, and this scholarship rewards a young person with the same spirit.”

– Julie Sloan, who launched the scholarship in honor of her parents

Caroline Lubbe2023 Scholarship Recipient: Caroline Lubbe

Caroline, a volunteer with YVC in Kansas City, served 343 hours with YVC while balancing a variety of other volunteer and extracurricular activities. Caroline joined YVC as a sixth grader and quickly became a leader in the program through the Youth Advisory Board. Caroline expressed that YVC taught her about leadership, flexibility, got her out of her comfort zone, and created a love for service within her that is reflected in her daily actions. Throughout her 7 years of YVC service, Caroline served as a member of the YVCKC Youth Advisory Board and was Executive Team Co-Chair of the International Youth Advisory Board, while also volunteering for other Kansas City community organizations.

College Plans:

Caroline plans to attend Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in the fall to study cognitive neuroscience and medical humanities.

Past Recipients

2022: Akilah Frye, Hampton Roads

2021: Andy Lee, Calgary & Karleigh Patton, Reading

2020: Qinlan Moc, Philadelphia

2019: Micah Chen, Danbury

2018: Jessica Vu, Calgary

2017: XianHui Zhang, Philadelphia

2016: Sophia Mauro, Kansas City

2015: Alyssa Barrett, Danbury

2014: Madison Fitzgerald, Kansas City

2013: Zeeyaan Somani, Calgary

Questions about the scholarship?

Contact Betsy Calmer at or (816) 472-9822.