Ernest Smith of Huston-Tillotson University Named Tom Joyner Foundation ” Hercules Scholar “

Ernest Smith Huston- Tillotson

Ernest Smith, Huston – Tillotson

(Dallas – July 17) Ernest Smith, a sophomore, sociology  major from Fort Worth, Tex., has been named this week’s Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”.

Ernest wants to become a  counselor to assist  troubled teens and help them become productive citizens.

At HT, Ernest is a member of the Ram’s Track team and he also serves as a peer tutor.

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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