Aspiring Medical Doctor at Prairie View A&M Receives $1,500 Hercules Scholarship

[Dallas,TX – September 2nd]

Student: Shahryar Syed

GPA :4.0

Hometown : Houston, TX

Major/ Class: Biology  / Junior

Shahryar, a Junior at the Prairie View A&M  University was named the Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar ” for this week.

Mr. Syed is originally from Houston , Texas and  currently holds a 4.0 GPA at Prairie View A&M University.   After earning his degree he plans  to achieve his goal to become a Medical Doctor.

He says ” College has been one of the greatest experiences of my life”.  Shahryar also volunteers at a House of Help , this organization provides food for those in the area of Waller that cannot afford to eat.

His influence has been Dr. Daniels  the director of the UMA and Dr. Wilson of the Honors Program. Shahryar says ” both of them had more faith in my success than I myself had.”

Quote he lives by :  ” Keep moving forward. ” Things are not as bad as they seem in your head. Believe this regardless of how you feel at the moment.



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

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