Jarvis Christian University Names Herc Scholars

Jarvis Christian University in Hawkins, Texas has named four students as winners of “The Hercules Scholarship” as part of its on-going effort to help keep students in black schools.

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.


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