ATLANTA— The Dolphin Scholarship Foundation has awarded a scholarship to Trey Robinson, a rising senior studying criminal justice. The Dolphin Scholarship recognized Robinson for his academic excellence paired with his community and campus involvement.
The foundation provides scholarships to members of the U.S. Navy’s Submarine Force and their dependents. His father, Senior Chief Petty Officer James Robinson, has served 24 years as a nuclear submarine engineer.
It is one of five scholarships Robinson has been told to expect to receive this year and can be applied to his tuition, housing and other student needs, such as textbooks.
Robinson has long been drawn to the field of criminal justice. “It was the only type of class I enjoyed going to regularly back in high school. So, I just stuck with that when I went to college,” he said.
His time at Georgia State proved to be instrumental in shaping his career goals. “After talking to some professors and doing my research, I found out that I really wanted to be involved in this field.” He is pursuing a minor in policy studies.
Robinson has found his place in the Andrew Young School as a member of the Student Criminal Justice Student Association. He served as its president in 2018-2019. He is also an Associate Chief Justice on Georgia State’s Student Judicial Board.
When asked about his plans after graduation, Robinson speaks without hesitation. “I definitely want to go to law school. I’m looking to practice criminal defense here in Fulton county.”
The Dolphin Scholarship is bringing him one step closer to the aspirations he envisions so clearly.
By Sumar Deen, M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Graduate Assistant, Andrew Young School Dean’s Office