GRANTSGrants listed on this page are programs administered and/or awarded through the Florida A&M University Office of Student Financial Aid. Grants are gift aid (no repayment required) awarded to students who show financial need.
Students apply for the Federal Pell Grant, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant and the Florida Student Assistance Grant by completing the FAFSA.
FEDERAL PELL GRANT
A need-based federal grant administered by FAMU. Pell Grants are generally awarded only to undergraduate students (those who haven’t earned a bachelor’s degree). This grant does not have to be repaid.
FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIOAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT (FSEOG)
A federally funded need-based grant administered by FAMU. Unlike Pell Grants, the amount of the FSEOG award you receive depends not only on your financial need but, also on the amount of other aid you get and the availability of funds at the university. This grant does not have to be repaid.
FEDERAL WORK STUDY PROGRAM (FWSP)
This is a need-based work program offered to students enrolled full-time. You must work to earn the money awarded and will receive payments bi-weekly.
FIRST GENERATION MATCHING GRANT (FGMG)
Provides grant funding to undergraduate students enrolled at state universities who demonstrate financial need and whose parents have not earned baccalaureate degrees. To be considered, a student must submit a completed FAFSA by March 1. Students are awarded based on demonstrated need, FAFSA application date, and the availability of funds.
FLORIDA BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The Florida Department of Education provides scholarships based on high school academic achievement. The Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program is comprised of the following three awards:
Florida Academic Scholars Award (FAS) –including Academic Top Scholars award (ATS), Florida Medallion Scholars Award (FMS), and Florida Goal Seal Vocational Scholars Award (GVS).
The student must meet Florida’s residency requirements, be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, and meet specific coursework and minimum grade point average (GPA) and test score requirements. Renewal is contingent upon meeting certain grade point averages as required by the Florida Department of Education.
To view your Florida Bright Future visit their website or call 1.888.827.2004.
FLORIDA STUDENT ASSISTANCE GRANT (FSAG)
A need-based grant program provides assistance to Florida degree-seeking, resident, undergraduate students who demonstrate substantial financial need. To be considered you must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To be eligible for renewal the following year, the student must have earned the required credits (at least 12 credit hours each term) and an institutional cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students are awarded based on demonstrated need, FAFSA application date and the availability of funds.
MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE SCHOLARSHIP (MMB)
Provides financial assistance to undergraduate students who meet academic requirements and demonstrate financial need. Available funds are contingent upon matching contributions from private sources on behalf of eligible institutions. M.M.B. is a decentralized State of Florida program, which means that each institution determines application procedures, deadlines, and student eligibility.
A separate application is required and can be obtained from www.famu.edu/financialaid. This scholarship program has limited funding.
TEACHER EDUCATION ASSISTANCE FOR COLLEGE AND HIGHER EDCUATION Grant (TEACH)
Congress created the TEACH Grant Program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who will commit to teach in designated high need fields in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Funding is based on federal appropriations.