Morgan Taylor Brown, a top student at Fayetteville High School, is this year's winner of the Tom Joyner Foundation "Full Ride Scholarship" to a black college. For up to 10 semesters, the future trauma surgeon will receive a scholarship to cover his tuition, room and board and books. Brown is an AP Scholar with Honor, a member of the school’s Science Honor Society, a member of the school’s debate team, and participant in the Grady Hospital Teen Volunteer Program. She says she’s setting out to remove the stigma of mental illness, focusing on African American teens and adolescents.
Founded in 1998, the Tom Joyner Foundation has raised more than $65 million to help keep students enrolled in black colleges. It has assisted more than 29,000 students and worked with more than 100 HBCUs. To learn more about the Foundation, go to TomJoynerFoundation.org.