Tom Joyner Foundation names two FVSU students ‘Hercules Scholars’

Designated as a “School of the Month” by the Tom Joyner Foundation in November, Fort Valley State University joined Tom Joyner Foundations’ on-going effort to help keep students in historically black colleges and universities. Two FVSU students, Anthony Bush and Xzavier Carter, have each been awarded $1,500 scholarships from the Tom Joyner Foundation’s Hercules Scholar Program, which is designated for outstanding male students.

Selected by FVSU and announced on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Carter and Bush met specific requirements: candidate must be a full-time student, have a grade point average of 3.5 or higher, demonstrate leadership skills, and have performed community service.

FVSU junior Anthony Bush is computer science student from Griffin, Ga. The honor student is a cadet/first sergeant in the Reserve Officer Training Corps, over Alpha Company for the Wildcat Battalion. He is a recruiter and administrative assistant for the FVSU chapter of Collegiate 100 and enjoys playing intramural football and serving as a mentor for the JROTC program, track and football teams at Spalding High School in Griffin. He is also a member of the TRIO program.

Xzavier Carter is a criminal justice junior at Fort Valley State University. The Columbus, Ga. plans to become an entertainer in addition to attending law school to understand contracts and offers. At FVSU, this honor student is a member of the FVSU chess team, Toastmasters International and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. He also serves as a peer tutor and volunteers at a local youth center.

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