Vince and Libby Budenholzer Civic Service Scholarship

Awarded to a female and male graduating senior for their active engagement inbuilding community. Students who have already shown the willingness and courage totake initiative, take compassionate action, and make a positive impact on their community.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduating senior at Holbrook High School.
  • Demonstrated history of civic engagement and/or leadership. Please ensure that your description of your services and activities is detailed.
  • 3.0 minimum GPA.
  • Demonstrated evidence of high motivation, determination to succeed and potential leadership.
  • Full-time student.

Preference will be giving to:

  • First generation college attendance
  • Financial Need
  • Traditionally marginalized groups
  • Students studying education, social work, or healthcare

Vince and Libby Budenholzer Civic Service Scholarship
Supplemental Questions
  1. Vince and Libby Budenholzer Scholarship
    • Please read Vince and Libby Budenholzer's bio and discuss one community service activity that has touched your heart the most.
    • The Vince and Libby Budenholzer Civic Service Scholarship seeks to honor and encourage active engagement in the community. Their life exemplified the tremendous difference one can make in building community, breaking down barriers, expanding opportunity, advocating for those in need and protecting the most vulnerable among us. Libby began her civic service as she was raising seven children by serving the community as a PTA President, a Den Mother, and a Girl Scout leader while working as a Substitute Teacher. As her children grew older she took action to put into practice the ideals and the newly won opportunities of the historic women's movement. She became the first woman to serve on the Holbrook City Council and later the first female Mayor. Her leadership was recognized as she became an officer in the Arizona League of Cities and Towns. As a pioneer in women's leadership she was appointed to the Arizona Women's Commission by Governor Bruce Babbitt. Sometimes the most profound service is unseen. Libby dedicated almost two decades to the Foster Care Review Board. Quietly providing a voice and protection to children in the most heart wrenching of situations. Vince is most known for his passion for basketball, coaching the 1970/71 Holbrook High School Basketball team to its first State Championship, and his induction into the Arizona Coaches Hall of Fame. But he also served the community with great zeal. In addition to teaching Social Studies for 28 years and serving as Athletic Director for ten, he worked as Summer Recreation Director and toward the development of many youth programs and our parks. After his retirement he served on the Holbrook City Council and was an Assistant Coach for NPC. He was also instrumental in the design and building of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Family Center. Two very different leaders. One a quiet, humble, servant leader who nurtured children, protected and spoke up for the most vulnerable, and broke down barriers to equality and opportunity. The other a fiery coach who inspired and mentored young boys into manhood. But both worked tirelessly to build community and take action in the form of civic service. The Budenholzer Family is honored to encourage youth to stand up and take action. And we are humbled to recognize two young men and women who have already shown the willingness and courage to take initiative, be servant leaders, and make a positive impact in our community.