[Dallas, TX – October 2nd, 2014]
Student: Lamar Butler
Hometown : Society Hill
Major/ Class: Forensic Chemistry – Sophomore
Lamar Butler, a sophomore from Alabama State University was named the Tom Joyner Foundation “Hercules Scholar for this week.
He is originally from Society Hill and currently has a 3.87 GPA. Butler’s life is influenced by all of his family and has given him the confidence to impact his community. His future plans is to go to Harvard Law School and pursue a career in politics. Lamar biggest goal in life is to become the President of the United States.
He lives by the motto : “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you imagined.”
Alabama State University is located in Montgomery, Ala., was founded in 1867 in Marion, Ala. The institution, formed as the Lincoln Normal School, is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education founded for black Americans.
The Alabama State new President is Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd. She is not only an alumnus of Alabama State but is also the university’s first female president.
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.