The Howard College 2022-23 Diplomats

Left to right: Julian Riefkohl, Ashley Sarmiento, Tania Tapia Aguilera, Taylor Darnell, Mallory Ezell | Not Pictured: Thomas Gabehart, Skylar Butler and Ashtyn Cooley

Howard College Diplomat Program

The Howard College Diplomats are ambassadors of the college and carry out numerous community service and campus-based duties throughout each semester. Students selected as Diplomats serve as the face of Howard College at events and activities and are expected to represent themselves, their community and the college in a professional manner. As a group, the Diplomats participate in many annual community events such as the Comanche Trail Triathlon, the Howard County Fair, the Veteran’s Day celebration, and the Festival of Lights, just to name a few. Diplomats also assist with the recruiting department and may provide campus tours or participate in New Student Orientation (NSO) activities. Additionally, the Diplomats will represent their peers from Howard College in statewide events each year such as Community College day at the state capitol.


  • Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student (or anticipate full-time enrollment in the term for which they are applying for a Diplomat position)
  • Maintains a 3.0 GPA
  • Remain in good standing with the college.


Applicants selected to serve as a Diplomat will be awarded a scholarship in the fall and spring semester as long as they remain in good standing with the program and the college. The amount of the scholarship may vary each year based on available funding but typically averages approximately $800 each semester. Students are expected to perform community service hours as a part of their scholarship requirements.

How to Apply:

  • Complete the Howard College Big Spring Scholarship Application
  • Submit one letter of recommendation. Accepted sources of recommendation include a teacher, supervisor, co-worker or personal reference
  • If selected, participate in a personal interview
  • Applications are due to the scholarship office by April 1st of each year. Submission instructions are provided in the scholarship application.

For more information, contact the Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator at

History and Tradition

The Diplomat Program is part of our tradition and history at Howard College. These photos show the last several years of student leadership and involvement in the program. 

2019-20 Diplomats
2018-19 Diplomats
2017-18 Diplomats
2013-14 Diplomats
2012-13 Diplomats
2010-11 Diplomats
2009-10 Diplomats
2008-09 Diplomats
2007-08 Diplomats
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