(Dallas – June 26) Keilon Robinson, Jr. , a rising sophomore, double majoring in chemistry and mathematics from Houston, Tex., this week has been named a Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar”.
This honor student has a 3.91 GPA and plans to become a petroleum engineer.
At TSU, Keilon is a member of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, the Urban Academic Village, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, the American Chemistry Society, and the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemist and Chemical Engineers.
Texas Southern University, in Houston , Tex., is the Foundation’s School of the Month for June 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.