David C. Maloney Scholarship 

This scholarship is focused on high academic achievement and is presented to a student who is currently enrolled in a human services program.  The words “human service” or” human services” must be in the program title as the term is not used to include programs in other related disciplines.  The degree sought may be at the associate's, bachelor’s or master’s level.  Special consideration is given to applicants with special needs or minority status. One scholarship is awarded to one student each year as long as the criteria are met. 

Required documents are: an official transcript, a resume, a 500-word essay and two letters of reference.  Student membership in NOHS is required and will be verified by the committee.

Your application will be evaluated on the following criteria using a five-point scale where 5 = Outstanding and 1 = Doesn’t Meet

  • Current Student Member of NOHS 
  • A complete application packet with no late materials.
  • Official transcript mailed from the university or an unopened, sealed envelope mailed from the student
  • Transcript showing minimum overall GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale
  • Resume that includes student’s complete mailing address, telephone number and email address.
  • Resume should reveal accomplishments in academic excellence. Information on professional activities is encouraged
  • Essay should be 500-words, typed, double-spaced and reveal academic excellence in education and an orientation to helping
  • Two letters of reference mailed directly from the faculty members (letters mailed as email attachments are acceptable if emailed directly to the committee chairperson). Letters should indicate evidence of academic and scholarly accomplishment.
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Application materials must be submitted by July 31 to be considered. All application materials should be submitted electronically to Dr. Radha Horton-Parker at [email protected] with the exception of the transcripts which should be mailed to:

    Dr. Radha Horton-Parker 
    Counseling and Human Services Dept.
    Darden College of Education and Professional Studies
    Old Dominion University 
    Norfolk, VA 23529