Tom Joyner Foundation Full Ride Scholars
Full Ride Scholarship
The Full Ride Scholarship is the Foundation’s most prestigious scholarship award to date. One (1) scholarship is awarded to a freshman entering a HBCU in the respective year’s fall semester. The scholarship recognizes academic distinction as well as strong character and personal qualities. The recipient of the Full Ride Scholarship receives full tuition waivers and stipends to cover on campus room and board and books. The scholarship recipient must maintain a required 3.0 GPA based on a 4.00 scale and 15 credit hours per semester. The scholarship award is renewed each semester up to 10 semesters.
2008 Winner- Britney Wilson: The native of Brooklyn, NY is a Phi Beta Kappa English Major from Howard University headed to law school. She maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average during her time at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and distinguished herself with many accomplishments. During her years at Howard, Wilson became a conscientious scholar and active in all facets of the community. She has been president of the campus’ Sterling Brown English Society, a columnist and opinions editor at “The Hilltop Newspaper,’ and was a 1st place winner in the undergraduate division of the S. Randolph Edmonds Young Scholars Competition where she presented a paper entitled, “Every Woman in No Man’s Land: Triumphs of the Modern Black Woman at the Expense of the Black Male Character in the Works of Lynn Nottage”. She also is a former columnist for The Hilltop, the university’s campus newspaper, and worked diligently to advocate the rights for physically challenged students on campus.
2009 Winner- Blaine Robertson attends Howard University. He attended East St. John High School in Reserve, about 40 miles west of New Orleans. He was president of the student council, band captain, and varsity soccer captain. He also participated in the school’s peer mediator program, in which he helps resolve disputes among his schoolmates. Robertson plans to use his intellect as a math teacher.
2010 Winner – Cheynne Boyce is a student at Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga. She is ranked No. 1 at Detroit’s highly competitive Cass Technical High School where she is studying international relations, the environment and music. She graduated with a 4.0 grade point average and studied Japanese throughout high school, including traveling to the country last summer where she lived with a family. She plays the cello and is headed to New York to perform.