Bowie State Student Charles Moka Jr. Receives $1,500 Hercules Scholarship

Student: Charles Moka Jr.
Hometown: Bowie, MD
GPA: 3.8
Classification/Major: Senior, Accounting
Charles Moka Jr. named this week’s Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar
Charles is a senior majoring in accounting at Bowie State University. He plan to become a certified public accountant working for one of the world’s top five accounting firms. After completing his bachelor’s degree, he plans to pursue a graduate degree in business information systems and cybersecurity.


Charles is the president of Bowie State’s chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants, a member of the College of Business Student Advisory Council, and a student ambassador for the College of Business.

He is a certified tax preparer through the VITA program and provides free tax prep assistance to local low-income residents through a Bowie State program. He also volunteers at a local homeless shelter.


He says that his mother and President Barack Obama are the most influential people in his life.


His motto is: “Life is what you make of it. It is the choices that you make that spices it up.”

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