SCHOOL OF THE MONTH
The School of the Month Program is the signature program of the Foundation. Annually, the Foundation selects 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities with which to partner. During the partnership, we raise funds in support of student scholarships and other initiatives to help sustain the HBCU.
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The Tom Joyner Foundation’s Veterans Education Program is a comprehensive initiative that provides support services for America’s veterans. In partnerships with specific Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) around the country, the program is designed to help veterans succeed academically, and make a comfortable transition back to their homes, their families and communities. Click here to learn more about this program.
The Hercules Scholarship
The Hercules Scholarship formerly the Brotha’s On the Move Scholarship is now named after Tom Joyner’s late father Hercules L. Joyner. This scholarship embodies and celebrates successful male students attending HBCUs. Students selected for this scholarship must exhibit academic excellence, leadership skills and community services. They must be a male, enrolled as a full time student and have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. All students are selected to be Hercules Scholars through the Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month program. The students are also announced on the Tom Joyner Morning Show every Thursday.
As part of our effort to provide expanded educational opportunities for our HBCU students, The Tom Joyner Foundation has partnered with the University of Virginia sponsored program Semester at Sea®. We award scholarships to better prepare students to compete in this globally connected world.With the world as the students’ classroom, Semester at Sea offers students a unique shipboard program, integrates multiple-country study, interdisciplinary coursework, and hands-on field experiences for meaningful engagement in the global community.
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FANTASTIC VOYAGE ®
The Fantastic Voyage is the Tom Joyner Foundation’s major fundraiser, offering more than 3,500 guests each year for the past 12 years the opportunity to take a cruise to help raise money to keep students in HBCUs. The annual event features seminars and workshops on topical issues, including discussions with black college presidents and alumni as well as more than 30 performers and an art auction where the works of internationally renowned black artists are donated to the Foundation. To learn more about this year’s cruise and book it, go to fantasticvoyage.blackamericaweb.com.
The Tom Joyner Foundation is re-launching its Teach Quality Program, formerly known as the Teacher Certification Program in 2012. We will continue our partnership with the National Education Association (NEA) with a focus on increasing the quality of teachers in minority and hard-to-staff schools across the country. More details to come.
Art is a hidden treasure at our HBCU’s and is relevant to the total education and opportunities for capacity building, restoration, and marketing. The Tom Joyner Foundation partners with schools to create and/or support art initiatives in an effort to celebrate legacy and academic history. The Foundation has established strategic partnerships with some of the world’s most renown black artists to celebrate their great contributions to HBCUs, the art world and society.