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.

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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.


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footnote Sallie Mae loans cover enrollment periods of up to 12 months. Students must apply for a new loan each school year. This approval percentage is based on students who were approved for a Sallie Mae undergraduate loan with a cosigner in the 2019/20 school year and were approved for another Sallie Mae undergraduate loan when they returned  with the same or new cosigner in 2020/21. It does not include the denied applications of students who were ultimately approved in 2020/21.