Teacher Uses his own Money to Offer Scholarships to High School Children

Teacher Uses his own Money to Offer Scholarships to High School Children

  • A fifth-grade teacher has awarded students he does not know scholarships
  • An essay writing competition was organised with the title "Being a black man in America" to help with the selection process
  • Mr Martin narrated that, his intention for giving out the scholarship was to provide financial support to students to be able to go to school

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A fifth-grade teacher known as Joshua Martin is reported to have graciously offered scholarships to high school students he does not know with his very own money.

Good morning America (GMA) reported this in a video published on their Youtube channel.

A Teachers Uses his own Money to Offer Scholarships to High School Children
Joshua Martin with young students Source: thepipelinetosuccess.com
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The reason behind the act

When asked "why?" during the interview, this benevolent young man narrated that he wanted to make a change and also give students the financial support they needed to go to school.

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How the scholarships were awarded

An essay writing competition on the title, "Being a black man in America" was organised for black students to partake in and the best entries were selected.

The total number of students who were awarded the scholarships were not disclosed.

Disbelief in his potential

The young teacher recounted that as a child, one of his sixth-grade teachers told him he'd amount to nothing in life and that tormented him a lot.

Now in retrospect, he thanked the teacher for such a comment as he believes he wouldn't be the person he is today without that comment, Mr Martin intimated.

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Making impact

Another act of kindness reported by Briefly News is the story of Berthold Winkler, popularly known in the YouTube community as Wode Maya who donated $10,000 to cater for the educational expenses of 100 kids. He made this known in one of his videos on YouTube published on June 17, 2021.

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In the video, he narrated that he was first inspired by the story of an African-American woman who moved to Kumasi, Ghana to help put less-privileged kids in school, and after hearing that story, he decided to be a part of the change.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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