Aaron Chambers of Clark Atlanta University Named Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”

Aaron Chambers - CAU

Aaron Chambers – CAU


[ Dallas, TX- August 28, 2014]


Aaron Chambers, is a Sophomore, Computer Science/Engineering major, from Beaumont, TX  , has been named this week’s Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”.

This future systems engineer plans to develop designs for cutting edge software. At Clark Atlanta, Aaron  is a member of the National Society of  Black Engineers, has  been accepted into the Isabella Jenkins Honors Program. Not only that Aaron is the pitcher for the Clark Atlanta University Varsity Baseball Team. Chambers is also heavily involved in the Atlanta community as he volunteers with Meals on Wheels and supports a local homeless shelter.Aaron lives by the motto shared with him from his father; “The prize is yours, just do the work to claim it.”

Clark Atlanta University, in Atlanta, Georgia., is the Foundation’s School of the Month for August which is part of its on-going effort to help keep students in historically black colleges and universities.

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 3.5, 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.

Click here to donate to support scholars like Aaron Chambers.


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Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White is Director of Digital Strategy for the Tom Joyner Foundation, a writer and editor.