A Missouri high school senior is making headlines after donating his college savings to one of his fellow students.
Joshua Nelson, a senior at St. Charles West High School, was one of the five students who received President’s Scholarships from Southeast Missouri State University.
This meant the high school senior got a “full-ride” to the university.
So Nelson did something beyond generous: he donated his college savings, totaling $1,000, to another student in need.
“I really thought it was important to give back to the community that poured in so much to me,” Nelson told KSDK. “Honestly, it makes me feel on top of the world. The fact that I can just help somebody a little bit makes me feel great and I really want to see other people succeed.”
But that’s not all the high school senior did.
Josh is a Senior at St. Charles West, and he’s got a VISION for an scholarship for multicultural students! We knew we HAD to help get the word out!
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— We Love St. Charles (@WeLoveStCharles) April 24, 2021
Nelson then announced that he launched the Joshua Nelson Leaders in Action Scholarship. This scholarship, according to its official website, “aims to help multicultural students who are showing leadership, community service and just have great qualities in and out of the classroom.”
Plus, not only is he an inspiration to us, but many of his classmates also think the same.
“I think he’s an inspiration to some of the other people at the school especially students of color,” Harmony Hudson, a classmate of Nelson, told KSDK. “I don’t even think he realizes that he’s doing that much for everyone else as well.”
Congratulations are in order, then, to Nelson, who deserves nothing but his flowers! AfroTech is looking forward to what he’ll do in the future.