Taylorsville High senior Jobany Quiterio was awarded $25,000 in scholarship money this morning as part of Sallie Mae’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship Program. He is one of five recipients nationwide selected to receive the award.
“This is life changing – for me, for my family, and everyone who has supported me. I am so excited to continue my education and am beyond thankful to my counselor, Chad Farnes, for nominating me for this scholarship.”
Jobany is Taylorsville’s student body president, and is very active in Latinos in Action in which he tutors elementary students and translates parent-teacher conferences for Spanish-speaking parents.
He also participates in bimonthly service projects with his church, including at a local food bank and distributing material donations to individuals in need.
“Jobany has faced many obstacles but he’s persevered, and today he is an amazing leader at Taylorsville High School,” Farnes said. “He’s intelligent, motivates others, and has the drive to be successful in college and beyond. I cannot be more proud of him for winning this scholarship and look forward to the many opportunities that await him.”
This is the second year of Sallie Mae’s Bridging the Dream Scholarship. The company is one of the largest consumer banking and private student loan companies in the U.S.