The One Bead scholarship initiative is designed to recognize students who are true catalysts for change in their respective communities worldwide. The recipients are driven, passionate individuals who embody all the leadership traits we value. It is our hope that the recipients will serve as role models and mentors to a younger generation of One Bead leaders. Read quotes from past scholarship recipients below.

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2017 Recipients

Daniel G. Mylott
Western Reserve Academy

"In the midst of tragedy, the one truth I have found is that people truly care about each other."

Stephanie Nwosu
University of Connecticut

"I think a great lesson to be learned from One Bead is that at all times you are surrounded by catalysts and you have the potential to be one yourself."

Isaac Macharia
Flying Kites

"A good leader should have good communication skills, courage to talk to people, social skills, and integrity."


2016 Recipients

Autumn A. Fluetsch University of Portland "In middle school, I remember being overwhelmed with this idea because I did not feel that I was accomplishing enough to change the world; However, I have learned that every bit helps, and it starts with your own community."

Autumn A. Fluetsch
University of Portland

"In middle school, I remember being overwhelmed with this idea because I did not feel that I was accomplishing enough to change the world; However, I have learned that every bit helps, and it starts with your own community."

Maxwell S. Copans
Lesley University

"I was able to work with my school community to help found the slam poet team and literary magazine, giving my classmates and I creative outlets, as well as opportunities for new friendships and experiences."

Darby J. H. David
Connecticut College

"I began viewing my previously seen failures as opportunities, and took the mentality I had been practicing with One Bead and applied it to my personal experience."

Naudia D. Loftis
John Carroll University

"I found the legacy I want to leave: bringing peace to others and being an advocate for the greater good, whether it's volunteering at homeless shelters or marching with my community."

Katherine N. Weinzierl
Western Reserve Academy

 "Community involvement is the most important piece of the puzzle. No one can create change alone, they need an army of people who are passionate and willing."