(AUGUSTA, GA) – Victor E. Tapia, Jr. has been selected as a Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar. The Paine College student maintains a 3.87 GPA and is a native of Morelia, Mexico.
Tapia is a member of the Paine College Men’s Golf Team. The freshman Business Administration major helped to lead the Paine Men’s Golf Team to the College’s first SIAC Conference Golf Title in May 2012. Off the green, Tapia volunteers with youth, teaching them the fundamentals of golf. Tapia hopes to one day join the PGA.
The Tom Joyner Foundation has named Paine College its Tom Joyner School of the Month for the month of August. Paine College is one of eleven HBCU’s to be honored in 2012.
As one of the Tom Joyner Foundation’s "Schools of the Month," Paine will receive funds from listeners, alumni, corporations and other interested parties during the month of July 2012 for scholarships for Paine College students. All funds raised via the Paine College/Tom Joyner Foundation Partnership will be sent directly to Paine for the students.
Every Thursday, during the month of August, Tom Joyner will announce Hercules Scholarship recipients LIVE on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Hercules Scholarships will be awarded to five Paine College male students. 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" College and have at least 3.5 GPA.
For more information about the Tom Joyner Foundation or to make a contribution, please visit: http://www.tomjoynerfoundation.org/
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Photo Caption: Victor E. Tapia, Paine College student and Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar.