Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Ala. has named four students as winners of “The Hercules Scholarship” as part of its on-going effort to help keep students in black schools.
The Hercules Scholarship is named after Joyner’s father, the late Hercules Joyner, who was a strong supporter of higher education. To be a candidate for the scholarship, students must be male, attend a Foundation “School of the Month”, have a grade point average of at least 3.0, and be a campus leader involved in the community with a career goal toward making a difference in the quality of life for his race. The scholars each receive a scholarship grant of $1,500 that is paid directly to their school to help offset their college expenses.
Here are February’s scholars:
Andrew Nunn is a junior biology and pre-med major from Austell, Ga. This future cardiologist has a 3.71 GPA and is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, the marching band, and he volunteers at a local youth center. Nunn lives by the motto, “No Excuses”, which forces him to stay on point toward his life goal of making a difference in the medical world.
Felipe Farias is a junior business major from Caracas, Venezuela. This honor student has a 4.0 GPA and is a varsity tennis star who has won awards as the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Conference All-Star. Farias plans to own a tennis academy and develop future tennis stars. At Stillman, he finds time to volunteer at a local school, is involved in the April 2011 tornado clean up and is a peer tutor.
Stephan Densby is a junior history major from Berkeley, California. Densby has career goals to work for the FBI or the CIA. At Stillman, she is a member of SGA, the Honda Bowl Academic Team, serves as a peer tutor, and is involved in the community clean up from the recent tornadoes in the Tuscaloosa, Alabama area.
Jeremy Thompson is a senior music major with an emphasis on trumpet performance from Louisville, Miss. This future band director, composer, and conductor plans to work very hard to ensure that music is made available in all communities. At Stillman, Thompson is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, The Stillman Blue Pride Marching Band, and has served as SGA President. Thompson’s motto to live by is: “Once a task has begun, never leave until it is done.”