PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Marquise Ealy, an Industrial Technology major at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) has been named a Hercules Scholar by the Tom Joyner Foundation. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Marquise will receive a scholarship grant for $1,500 from the foundation as part of the Tom Joyner 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 freshman who has earned a 4.0 GPA, Marquise is actively involved with the National Society of Black Engineers and is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) scholar. He also volunteers with the UAPB STEM Saturday Academy, teaching students in grade 10-12 how to draw diagrams utilizing AutoCAD software.
Mr. Ealy plans on landing a management position with General Electric (GE) Aviation and earning a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering while employed by GE.
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 Office of University Relations and Development at (870) 575-8701.