JPS Program: Tobi Oluwagbemi

The JPS scholarship applications are due April 1st! We wanted to highlight one of our award winners from last year, Oluwatobi (Tobi) Oluwagbemi. Tobi is studying International Relations and Women's Studies at St. Cloud State University. 

Tobi is the woman on the right

Tobi is the woman on the right

Tobi is graduating soon and has been involved in many organizations throughout her time. These include:

  • President of the Honor Society
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
  • National Society of Leadership and Success
  • Executive Board of the National Society of Leadership and Success
  • Student Government
  • American Association of University Women
  • Vote Run Lead 
  • League of Women Voters
  • Green Card Voices
  • Jugaad Leadership Program

Tobi also contributes to the school newspaper and volunteers for various organizations on campus because she loves to meet people and learn news skills. Tobi has a passion for writing, helping people, and public speaking. She is also passionate about women’s issues, women’s equality, social justice, political justice and education for students.

Tobi has high aspirations for her future, when discussing her future she said, "When I graduate from college, I want to go to graduate school and study International Development and Gender Politics. I want to help people in developing countries and I hope to be able to continue my life goals. Long term, I want to have my foundation to help women. I want to train women, mentor women, help fundraise money for less privileged women and children, restoring trauma victims, investing in business for women and writing stories of hope to encourage other women in the world. I also want to be able to work for different Governments so that I can learn other languages and skills to help others. My biggest goal is to lecture at various universities because I love to be an impact in knowledge and I like how my own professors have supported me and I want to do that for others. This scholarships has really helped me. This scholarship helped me to stay in school, see potential in myself and be a better student leader. It really made me the leader I am today."  

If you are interested in applying for the JPS Program, or any other scholarships, please click here for more information. Applications are due April 1st. If you have any questions, you can contact Carlee Diggins, Director of Programs and Alumni Outreach, at

Carlee Diggins