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 3.0, 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.
Here are January’s scholars:
Cory Hamilton is a senior biology major from Rowlett, Texas. This future medical doctor plans to serve those in need of excellent health care. At Jarvis, Hamilton is a National Science Scholar, is a member of Tri Beta and Beta Kappa Honor Societies, and the SGA. He lives by the motto: “Work smart; 10% of life is what you do, and 90% is how you accept it”.
Arsenio Brown is a freshman mathematics major from Newark, Calif. This future college professor plans to teach at a black college. He wants to encourage students to love math and its importance to our daily lives. At Jarvis, Brown mentors at a local youth center and does peer tutoring.
Lavaris Gaston is a freshman, nursing major from Fort Worth, Texas. This future anesthetic nurse plans to attend graduate school, become a traveling nurse, and ultimately direct an anesthesiology department at a major teaching hospital. At Jarvis, Gaston volunteers at a local elementary school and is a peer tutor to his fellow students.
Chanyce Tisdale is a freshman, mass communications major from Dallas, Texas. This honor student has a 3.8 GPA and plans to be a news anchor at a major network. At Jarvis, Tisdale volunteers at a local youth center, is a member of Student Government Association and the Pre-Alumni Council.