Dominque Jones of Huston-Tillotson University named Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”

Huston- Tillotson

Dominique Jones

(Dallas – July  24) – Dominque Jones, a sophomore, psychology  major from Bay  St. Louis, Miss., has been named this week’s Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”.

Dominique’s future aspiration is to become a psychologist and he plans to help his community by providing counseling services that will encourage people to better understand themselves.

This honor student not only holds a 4.0 overall GPA at HT,  but he is heavily involved at Huston – Tillotson. Dominique is a member of several organizations on campus such as the HIV-AIDS Community Peer Advocacy Group,  HT Concert Choir, Psychology Club,  and Keep Austin Beautiful.

Huston-Tillotson University, in Austin, Tex., is the Foundation’s School of the Month for July 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.

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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.