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How Jobany became a voice for his community—and won free money for college

College • September 26, 2018 • Haley Costen

What you’ll learn

  • How one student became a leader at his high school
  • That giving back can be rewarding—literally

Jobany's an avid volunteer in his community, and president of his high school, an 1,800 student population. Under Jobany's stellar leadership, his high school has become a significantly more welcoming community.

Jobany won money for college by making a difference

You don’t have to be student body president to win scholarships for college. It was a huge achievement for Jobany, but he also spent time volunteering and helping his community.

Whether you’re using your leadership skills to make an impact on your school or you just enjoy giving back, you can find scholarships perfect for you with our scholarship search tool. Create a profile and get matched with scholarship opportunities that work for your skills and interests.

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Remember, you don’t need to be a high school senior to apply for scholarships. Start applying early and make scholarship applications a regular part of your high school routine.

Haley Costen is a copywriter at Sallie Mae. When she’s not writing, she’s most likely reading, road tripping, or counting down the days until the next Marvel movie comes out.

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