Aspiring US State Senator Ryan Washington Receives $1,500 Hercules Scholarship



Student: Ryan Washington

Hometown: Silver Spring, MD

GPA: 3.8

Classification/Major: Sophomore, Government Major


Ryan Washington named this week’s Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar


Ryan is a sophomore studying government at Bowie State University. He dreams of entering public service to make a positive difference in people’s lives. After graduation, he plans to attend law school, serve in the U.S. Air Force and eventually become a U.S. Senator.
Ryan is an Honors Program student and an active student leader. He is the Sophomore Class President and a resident assistant. He has also volunteered to feed the homeless at local shelters and participated in campus clean-ups.

He says his parents are the most influential people in his life because they taught him to treat people with the respect they deserve.

His motto is: “Take one thing at a time.” Life throws many challenges at you all at once, but if you tackle each problem at a time, you can accomplish anything.

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