Just when you see so many things going wrong in this world, a young man steps up and restores your faith in the human race.

Joshua Nelson, a senior at St. Charles West High School received the prestigious President's Scholarship from Southeast Missouri State University. He's one of only five students that received the scholarship. So now he wants to do the right thing and pay it forward to another senior so that individual will have a chance to go to college. Nelson is donating his college savings to another student.

Nelson saved $1000 towards his college costs. Now you may say that's not much but when you consider it's from a student that has put away money from paychecks and other monies he has received during his high school years.

According to a news release from Southeast Missouri State University:

Students who meet the scholarship renewal criteria may increase their award annually, bringing the total scholarship value to $43,000.

The story goes on to say the $10,000 award covers $7,000 in tuition and fees, and $3,000 for residence hall fees for students living on campus during their first year at Southeast.

Along with Nelson the awardees are Jeanna Brantley of Festus, Missouri;  Alex Pacheco of Bloomington, Illinois; Ashton Randolph of Marion, Illinois; and Makenna Wessell of Jackson, Missouri.

Nelson is president of the Minority Achievement Committee (MAC) and members of the varsity basketball team. He is a huddle leader for the Fellow of Christian Athletes, and member of the National Honor Society, National Society of Black Engineers and Black Student Union.

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