Darrell Cummings Jr. of Clark Atlanta University named Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”

[Dallas, TX. – August 14th ]


Darrell Cummings Jr. - CAU

Darrell Cummings Jr. – CAU




Darrell Cummings Jr.  a junior, Sociology major ,from Baton Rouge, LA.  , has been named this week’s Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”.

Darrell’s plans to obtain his Master’s degree in Education Counseling and become a counselor in the secondary education school system.   At Clark Atlanta University, Darrell is heavily involved with the University as a member of the NAACP and Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society and previously held the title of Mr. Louisiana Club.
The most influential person in Darrell’s life is his mother and my grandmother because of  resiliency and always going  the extra mile to reach their goals. Darrell lives by one of the Clark Atlanta University Motto” I’ll find a way or make one” . 

 Clark Atlanta University, in Atlanta, Georgia., is the Foundation’s School of the Month for August which is part of its on-going effort to help keep students in historically black colleges and universities.

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

Click here to donate to support scholars like Darrell Cummings Jr.

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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.