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He saved for college. But after earning a scholarship, he's helping with another student's education

"I really thought it was important to give back to my community that poured in so much to me."

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A generous high school senior in Missouri who earned a college scholarship is helping another student go to school.

Joshua Nelson plans to study pre-optometry and biomedical sciences at Southeast Missouri State University, KDSK-TV reported.

Before the 18-year-old got a scholarship, he had saved up more than $1,000 for his education. But instead, he's giving that money to another student for their education through a scholarship of his own.

"I really thought it was important to give back to my community that poured in so much to me," he told the TV station.

Nelson hopes that others can contribute to the scholarship fund so that the $1,000 can grow and have even more impact for someone else.

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