Four Fayetteville State University (FSU) students have been named Hercules Scholars, and each will receive a $1,500 scholarship to be awarded by the Tom Joyner Foundation.
The recipients were selected by a scholarship committee from FSU. To be selected for the awards, students must be a male, have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, exhibit academic excellence, demonstrate leadership skills, and have performed community service.
A recipient will be recognized each Thursday morning during the month of January on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. The four recipients are:
- Glenwood Avery, a sophomore criminal justice major from New Bern, N.C.
- Kenneth Howerton, III, a senior mathematics major from Oklahoma City, OK.
- Nicholas Ceasar, a junior political science major from Fayetteville, N.C.
- Dorrein Askew, a senior criminal justice major from Ahoskie, N.C.
The scholarships are being presented in conjunction with the School of the Month campaign sponsored by the Tom Joyner Foundation. The School of the Month Program is the signature program of the Foundation. Annually, the Foundation selects 11 Historically Black Colleges and
Universities with which to partner. During the partnership, funds are raised in support of student scholarships and other initiatives to help sustain the HBCU. FSU is the January School of the Month.
To make a donation to FSU, go to: http://bit.ly/2h2Cz5T
The Tom Joyner Foundation was founded in 1998 as the brain child of nationally syndicated radio personality, Tom Joyner. The mission has continued through supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with scholarship, endowment, and capacity building enhancements.
The Foundation has provided support to every HBCU in its 18 year history to help sustain, and preserve the legacies of these valuable institutions. Through fundraising and donor development initiatives, $65 million has been raised to support more than 29,000 students attending HBCUs. Additionally, the Foundation has recommended internships, matching grants support, and career development to deserving students.
Fayetteville State University is a constituent institution of The University of North Carolina and the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state. FSU offers nearly 60 degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,300 students, Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the nation.