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Jailyn Hughes


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My name is Jailyn, and I have always been known to be extremely outgoing and opinionated, with a strong and independent mindset that has pushed me close to the top of my class and a person to look up to for the younger people in my community. During the past few months I made the decision to become an early grad, and I will be graduating from high school a year earlier than the class I grew up with, in 2023. This is extremely exciting for me, however I do have to face the difficultly of losing a year of applying for scholarships and figuring out college. While I am not completely set on what I want for my future, I know that it will be something big and that I want to make a difference in many peoples life’s. My major interests have always included politics, debating, and learning how the law works, but I also have a huge interest in cosmetology and learning how to do everything that comes with it. I know that I still have time to decide where I go with that, but I know that regardless of what I decide, I will be a leader in my role. I am looking for financial help, and as much guidance as possible going forward with this chapter of my life.


Bigelow High School

High School
2018 - 2023


  • Desired degree level:

    Bachelor's degree program

  • Majors of interest:

    • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
    • Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Services
    • Hospitality Administration/Management
  • Not planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:


    • Dream career goals:

      Salon Owner

    • Server, Other

      Moss Mountain Farm
      2020 – Present4 years



    2021 – Present3 years

    Future Interests



    Sylvester Taylor "Invictus" Hospitality Scholarship
    My name is Jailyn Hughes and I plan on attending Arkansas Tech University in the fall and majoring in hospitality administration with an emphasis in events. I am graduating from high school a year early and entering college as a 17 year old. I’ve been extremely determined my whole life, and when I want to do something I stick with it all the way through. Growing up, I never started something I didn’t know that I could finish. This was extremely helpful when it came to things like school work and softball, but it worried me to think about how I was going to stick with on career for the rest of my life. I knew that I loved people, and that I was fast paced and driven, but I wasn’t sure how to implement that in my future, forever. Everything started to happen at once and as I turned over a new leaf, skipping 11th grade and heading straight into my senior year, I contemplated what I could see myself doing. I thought about things like cosmetology, baking, and even singing. I was all over the place. A few weeks before my senior year started, I attended a music festival in Oklahoma called Born and Raised. It was extremely surreal, and I was beyond intrigued by how someone could put on such an amazing show in such a small town. The details such as the food, the stage setups, and ticket booths were interesting to me. On the six hour ride home, it clicked. I wanted to be the magic behind the scenes of events like these. There is so much to be done, it is a high strung job but it has such a rewarding outcome. Events are the key memories in everybody’s lives: Concerts/festivals, weddings, and huge celebrations. I want to be able to make the dreams of others become reality, just as it was done for me and my family many times. I would benefit from this scholarship because being that I made the rather sudden decision to graduate early, my family did not have the time to prepare for college the way we should’ve. I want to be able to make my ideas come to life and I would be extremely grateful to receive the Sylvester Taylor "Invictus" hospitality scholarship.