Hometown: Prince George, VA
Major: Mass Communications
Career goal: To inspire others and make a positive difference to them through writing and teaching.
Motto: “Every step today is a step closer to destiny tomorrow and the day after.”
Congratulations to Justin Austin, a junior Mass Communications major, Military Science minor from Virginia State University. We congratulate him not only for becoming a Hercules Scholar but for helping our nation by being a part of the US Army Reserve. Read more about Justin below, in his own words.
Good day to you, I am Justin Austin. It is an honor to receive an application for this scholarship. As a junior in college, I have made a few plans for the post-college era. A part of it is commissioning as an officer in the US Army Reserve. I have been in the reserve for five years now and would like to continue this path after college. The 2nd part of my plan is to continue my employment at the Amazon Fulfillment Center. I have worked for this company for three years and will continue this path after college as well. Another goal I have after college is to publish my anthologies. One of my hobbies is to write poetry as well as stories and my goal is to publish my collection of writings in the hopes that I inspire others. My biggest accomplishment after college is to become an actor or any means of being on television. My concentration in mass communications is film and I know this would suit me well.
In regards to campus, I am a member of a few organizations. Examples would be: ROTC, The National Society of leadership and Success, The Golden Key International Honor Society, and the VSU Honors Program. A person that is influential to my life is my Arabic professor Dr. Shaheed Coovadia. Through him, I have learned the fundamentals of Arabic, as well as the humbleness of Islam and inner peace. I go by a motto of my own which would be, “Every step today is a step closer to destiny tomorrow and the day after.” Thank you again for this opportunity and thank you for taking the time to read this application.