PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Antonio Webster, a freshman criminal justice major at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) has been named a Hercules Scholar by the Tom Joyner Foundation. A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Webster will receive a $1,500 scholarship grant from the foundation as part of its School of the Month Initiative.
According to the Foundation, each month the Foundation designates a Historically Black College/University to receive its support. As the school of the month for June, UAPB will use its fundraising efforts to support the Tom Joyner Scholarship at UAPB.
A graduate of Overton High School in Memphis, Webster who describes himself as “a young man with great integrity, strong work ethics, creativity and a demonstrated natural curiosity about the world.”
Antonio has a 4.0 GPA desires to work for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) where he can offer his “creative and critical thinking skill to help generate innovative ideas to improve our justice system.”
Webster also plans to further his education by earning his Master’s and PhD degrees.
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.
To give online to during the School of the month initiative, visit http://tomjoynerfoundation.org/donate/. Checks are also accepted and should be made payable to Tom Joyner SOM – UAPB and mailed to Tom Joyner Foundation, 13760 Noel Road, Suite 750, Dallas, TX 75240
For more information about the initiative, contact the University Development Office at (870) 575-8701.