[Dallas, TX – October 23rd,2014]
Student: Edward Lowman
Hometown : Mobile, Alabama
Major/ Class: Biology/Secondary Education – Junior
Edward Lowman, a Junior at Alabama State University was named the Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar for this week.
He is originally from Mobile and currently has a 3.64 GPA. He is majoring in Biology and Secondary Education and wants to pursue a career as a principal of science magnet high school. Edward takes pride in being active on the campus of Alabama State. He is involved with the NAACP, Red Cross and gives back to the community of Mobile by participating in Big Brother Big Sisters and the Mobile Fine Arts Council.
He lives by the motto : “Live each day being better than I was the day before”
Alabama State University is located in Montgomery, Ala., was founded in 1867 in Marion, Ala. The institution, formed as the Lincoln Normal School, is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education founded for black Americans.
The Alabama State new President is Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd. She is not only an alumnus of Alabama State, but is also the university’s first female president.
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.