UAPB student named Hercules Scholar


Marquise Ealy, an industrial technology major at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, has been named a Hercules Scholar by the Tom Joyner Foundation.

A native of Milwaukee, Wisc., Marquise will receive a scholarship grant for $1,500 from the foundation as part of the Tom Joyner School of the Month Initiative.

A freshman who has earned a 4.0 GPA, Marquise is actively involved with the National Society of Black Engineers and is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math scholar. He also volunteers with the UAPB STEM Saturday Academy, teaching students in grades 10 through 12 how to draw diagrams using AutoCAD software. He plans to attain a management position with General Electric Aviation and earn a master’s in mechanical engineering while employed by GE.

To be a candidate for the Hercules 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.