Norfolk State Student Receives $1,500 Hercules Scholarship from the Tom Joyner Foundation

Dallas, TX – December 4th

December Herc 1 Jorge Romo-Jimenez


Student: Jorge Romo-Jimenz

Hometown : Newport News , Virginia

Major/ Class: Chemistry,  sophomore

Jorge Romo-Jimenz, a native of Newport News , Virginia  named the Tom Joyner Foundation ” Hercules Scholar” of the week.

Jorge  is a sophomore, chemistry major and plans to become a Forensic Scientist . At Norfolk State he is  in the Dozoretz National Institute for Math and Applied Sciences (DNIMAS) program . Romo – Jimenz currently has a 3.6 GPA and is very active on the campus and in the community of Norfolk State.  His activities include being the sophomore class vice president,  member of the  Dance Theatre and Urban Control Entertainment Crew.

Jorge goes on to say that his mother is one of his best friends and his father is  his biggest fan. He lives by the motto   “Let your mentality be ferocious, and your tenacity be vicious” (Anonymous).

As the school year comes to an end, continue to help scholars like Jorge fulfill their dreams.  {{CLICK HERE}}

More About Norfolk State: 

Norfolk State University is located in Norfolk, Va., has 6,728 students, offering more than 50 degree programs at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels. On its 134-acre campus, there are 35 buildings, including state-of-the-art technology centers, a 28,000-seat football stadium and an 8,000-seat basketball arena.

What is the Hercules Scholarship?

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.


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