Future Diplomat Receives $1,500 Buddy Scholarship From Tom Joyner Foundation

camille swinson


Student: Camille Zoe Swinson

Hometown: Washington, D.C

Classification & Major : Sophomore International Studies Major with a Spanish Minor

This Spelman woman is a future diplomat , a honor student, a member of the Model United Nations, The National Society for Collegiate Scholars, and Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society. After Graduating from Spelman she wants to pursue her Masters in International Relations in a spanish speaking country. Camille goes on to say that her brother is one of the biggest influences in her life. He is someone who always has her back no matter the distance and where they are in life.

Camille lives by the motto, “In order to fly, you must fall”.

More About Spelman College and the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College: 

Spelman College is located in  is a four-year liberal arts women’s college located in Atlanta, Georgia. The college is part of the Atlanta University Center academic consortium in Atlanta. Spelman is ranked among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report. The National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC) is the official organization that supports Spelman College, a historically black college for women, through financial gifts, student recruitment, sisterhood, community service, and recognition of Spelman women.

Read more about the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College 

What is the Buddy Scholarship?

The Buddy Scholarship  is named after  Tom Joyner’s mother, the late Buddy Joyner, who was a strong supporter of higher education. To be a candidate for the scholarship, students must be female, 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 her  race. The scholars each receive a scholarship grant of $1,500 that is paid directly to their school to help offset their college expenses.