PINE BLUFF, Ark. – Andrew Bingham, a sophomore 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 Memphis, Tennessee, Bingham 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 Kingston, Jamaica native, Andrew has a 3.8 GPA and is a well-known soccer athlete in his hometown where he won the Track and Field Championship in 2010. He was also named the Male Athlete of the year in 2011.
While at UAPB, he remains actively involved in track and field, but also tutors in areas of his strength.
A member of the Carolyn F. Blakely Honors College, Andrew gives credit to his father as the most influential person in his life.
Andrew is working hard to earn as many internships as possible to gain valuable experience in his field in preparation for a successful career and other post graduate pursuits.
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.