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.
Meet our Hercules Scholars below.