Joshua Nelson, a senior at St. Charles West High School received a full-ride scholarship to Southeast Missouri State University. He was one of only five students selected for the prestigious President’s Scholarship at the university. Since his college was now fully paid for he decided to donate the $1,000 he saved for college to a student who needed it.
“I really thought it was important to give back to my community that poured in so much to me,” Nelson told KDSK. “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.”
Joshua also started The Joshua Nelson Leaders in Action Scholarship, which aims “to help multicultural students who are showing leadership, community service and just have great qualities in and out of the classroom.”
“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 KDSK. “I don’t even think he realizes that he’s doing that much for everyone else as well.”
If you would like to donate please visit Joshua Nelson Scholarship in Action fund’s website.
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