Aspiring Television Producer Receives $1,500 Buddy Scholarship from Tom Joyner Foundation

2015 JAN07 TJF Buddy Scholarship Nominee Photo Amber Hobbs_Spelman College sophomore (1)

[Dallas, TX.- January 22nd,2015]

Student: Amber Hobbs

Hometown: Southfield, MI

Classification & Major : sophomore Major : Political Science

This Spelman woman is a a future Television Producer with a 3.5 GPA at Spelman. Originally from Michigan  her future goals is to become a television producer with a focus in politics. She hopes to one day be able to create her own show informing others about national and global politics using a non-bias platform.

At Spelman College she is a member of  currently vice-president of the sophomore class and event chair of the Atlanta University Center Michigan Club she is also a Spelman College student Ambassador and now a member of TigerTV.

Amber goes on to say the most influential person in her life is her mom and her sister. She says she admires both of their determination  to have a better life for her children and grandchildren and over come obstacles is why Kalisha looks up to her. The Detroit chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC) recommended Ms. Amber Hobbs, Spelman College Class of 2017, for the January 2015 Buddy Scholarship.

Amber lives by the motto,  “Nothing will work, unless you do” – Maya Angelou.

More About Spelman College and the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College: 

Spelman College is located in  is a four-year liberal arts women’s college located in Atlanta, Georgia. The college is part of the Atlanta University Center academic consortium in Atlanta. Spelman is ranked among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges byU.S. News & World Report. The National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC) is the official organization that supports Spelman College, a historically black college for women, through financial gifts, student recruitment, sisterhood, community service, and recognition of Spelman women.

Read more about the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College 

What is the Buddy Scholarship?

The Buddy Scholarship  is named after  Tom Joyner’s mother, the late Buddy Joyner, who was a strong supporter of higher education. To be a candidate for the scholarship, students must be female, 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 her  race. The scholars each receive a scholarship grant of $1,500 that is paid directly to their school to help offset their college expenses.

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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.