A Hercules Scholar is a male student whose school and community involvement, and academic endeavors, has earned him a $1,500 scholarship from The Tom Joyner Foundation, Inc. (TJF). The Hercules Scholarship is named in honor of Tom’s father, the late Hercules Joyner who had a passion for education.
The Tom Joyner Foundation remains focused on ensuring the future of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) well into the 21st Century through customized capacity building programs. At the same time, it is committed to ensuring that students at these schools are exposed to diverse academic opportunities to enable them to successfully achieve their goal of completing their college education.
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Meet our Hercules Scholars below.
Akwiwu Chibuike Recieves $1,500 Hercules Scholarship
Student :Akwiwu Chibuike Hometown : Nigeria GPA : 3.8 Major / Classification : Biology / Freshman Akwiwu Chibuike was named the Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar from Voorhees College. Akwiwu is a studying Biology at Voorhees College. After earning his bachelors at Voorhees College , he is planning to go to medical school and reach his ultimate goal of opening free […]
Meet Today’s Hercules Scholar, Tuskegee University’s Kenneth Dickerson, Jr.
Student: Kenneth Dickerson, Jr. GPA :3.9 Hometown : Tuskegee, Alabama Major/ Class: Mechanical Engineering, Junior Kenneth Dickerson, Jr. is a Junior, Mechanical Engineering Major from Tuskegee, Alabama. Kenneth is an honor student who finds time to be a member of the TU Golden Tigers Football Team, is a member of the Culture Club, […]
Jackson State First Hercules Scholar Defines Having Faith and Never Giving Up
[Dallas, TX – February 5th , 2015] Student: Marcus Sidney GPA : 3.68 Hometown : Gretna, Louisiana Major/ Class: Earth System Science / Junior Marcus Sidney a Junior at Jackson State University was named the Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar ” for this week. Marcus is originally from Gretna , Louisiana and currently has a 3.68 GPA. He is majoring in […]