Funds will go to a female FAMU Law student committed to social justice and a history of community or public service
The Florida A&M University (FAMU) Foundation announced an endowed scholarship to honor former Florida Senate Minority Leader Arthenia L. Joyner. Senator Joyner is a two-time alumna of FAMU. She is a 1964 graduate with her Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a 1968 graduate of the FAMU College of Law.
FAMU President Larry Robinson, Ph.D., said the scholarship was started with a $5,000 gift from AMSCOT Financial Services Company in 2012. Since then, 32 donors, including individuals, corporations, and organizations, have raised the scholarship to $112,000, Robinson said.
“I’d like to personally thank Vice President for Public Affairs and Business Development with AMSCOT Deveron Gibbons for his company getting this endowed scholarship started and all of the contributors for raising it to its present value,” said Robinson.
The Arthenia L. Joyner Endowed Scholarship will be awarded annually to a female African-American FAMU Law student with a commitment to social justice and a history of community or public service, mirroring Joyner’s 50-plus years of professional service.
“Fifty years is a great time to celebrate being alive, being a lawyer and being able to give back to my University,” said Senator Joyner.
The announcement was made on Monday, June 24, 2019, at the FAMU College of Law, 201 Beggs Ave., Orlando.
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