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Office of Financial Aid
1700 Lee Hall Drive
101 Foote Hilyer Administration Center
Tallahassee, FL 32307
 
 
Institutional Scholarships

Florida A&M University institutional scholarships are awarded during the admissions process for first time in college students. Continued eligibility and administration of these scholarships are also provided through the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships located in the Foote HIlyer Administration Center Room 101 or 850-599-3730.

Presidential Scholarships

All incoming freshmen and AA/AS degree Florida Community College transfers are considered for the following scholarships when they apply. The earlier you apply for admissions, the better your chances are for a scholarship. Scholarships are awarded until the funds are depleted. All recipients must enroll in 15 credit hours each semester and must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.

Life Gets Better Scholarship

Incoming freshmen designated National Achievement/Merit Finalist or Scholar by the National Merit Corporation, or National Hispanic Scholar having an unweighted 3.50 high school GPA and having a 1950 on the SAT or 29 on the ACT will receive the following over four years: Tuition and fees, room, board, $500/semester for books, $500/semester stipend, internships and a laptop.  Awardee must major in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Mathematics or Physics in order to be eligible for this scholarship.  Students must take the PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) in the junior year of high school to compete in the National Merit Corporation programs.

  • In-State value over 4-year period          $66,176
  • Out-of-State value over 4-year period   $113,940

Distinguished Scholar Award  
                                  

 (Florida Residents)

Incoming freshmen who have scores of at least 1800 on the SAT or 27 on the ACT and an unweighted 3.50 high school GPA:


Florida Residents receive a full four-year scholarship that pays for tuition and fees, double occupancy room rate, and board.  The $350 housing deposit will be waived for Florida Bright Futures Scholar awardees. 

National Achievement Semifinalists/Finalists and students majoring in Engineering will receive tuition and fees, double occupancy room rate and board, and up to $500 a semester for books. Additionally, National Achievement Finalists will receive a laptop.

  • In-State value over 4-year period   $58,177  (Semifinalist/Finalists and Engineering majors $62,176)


A National Achievement Scholar will receive a laptop, $500/semester for books and a $500/semester stipend.

  • In-State value over 4-year period   $66,176

 

Distinguished Scholar Award                                 
(Non-Florida Residents)

Incoming freshmen who have scores of at least 1800 on the SAT or 27 on the ACT and an unweighted 3.50 high school GPA:


Out-of–State Students receive a four-year scholarship that pays for tuition and fees.  Additionally, students majoring in Engineering will receive $2,000 per year to be used toward room and board.

  • Out-of-State value over 4-year period   $71,176 (Engineering majors $79,176)

A National Achievement Semifinalist will receive double occupancy room rate and board. A National Achievement Finalist will receive a laptop.

  • Out-of-State value over 4-year period   $105,940

 A National Achievement Scholar will receive a laptop, $500/semester for books and a $500/semester stipend.

  • Out-of-State value over 4-year period   $113,940

 

ADOPTED HIGH SCHOOL AWARD

This is a full four-year scholarship that pays for tuition and fees, double occupancy room rate, and board.  This scholarship is awarded to a high school senior who has attained the honor of Valedictorian or Salutatorian of his/her high school class. This student is selected from areas where contractual agreements with the high school and/or school board districts have been previously established: The adopted high schools are:

FAMU DRS (Tallahassee)
FSU DRS
(Tallahassee)    
East Gadsden HS (Havana)
West Gadsden HS (Quincy)
Jefferson Co Middle/HS
(Monticello)
Jean Ribault HS
(Jacksonville)
William Raines HS (Jacksonville)
Jones HS (Orlando)
Middleton HS (Tampa)
Tampa Bay Tech HS (Tampa)
Glades Central HS (Belle Glade)
Blanch Ely HS (Pompano Beach)
William Turner Tech HS (Miami)
Coral Reef HS (Miami)

George W. Gore Assistantship Scholarship

This is a four-year scholarship.  Incoming freshmen who have at least 1650 on the SAT or 23 on the ACT and a minimum unweighted 3.0 high school GPA qualify for the following awards: 


            Test Score Requirements             Amount Per Year      Value over
                                                                                                          4-year Period

ACT 23 or SAT 1650 - 1679               $2,000                         $8,000

            ACT 24 or SAT 1680 - 1724               $3,000                         $12,000

            ACT 25 or SAT 1725 - 1754               $4,000                         $16,000

            ACT 26 or SAT 1755 - 1784               $5,000                         $20,000

            SAT 1785 and up                                $6,000                         $24,000

 

Incoming freshmen majoring in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Mathematics or Physics will receive an extra award of $1,000 annually and Engineering majors will receive an extra award of $2,000 annually.

 

HIGH SCHOOL & FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

This is a two-year scholarship for incoming freshmen who received the high school diploma and the AA/AS degree from a Florida Community College at the same time.  This scholarship is worth $4,000/year.  Alternately, incoming freshmen who qualify for the GWG Assistantship at a higher level can be offered the GWG Assistantship.

  • Value over 4-year period   $8,000

  

FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established to assist high achieving Florida community/junior college graduates.  This partial scholarship is a two-year undergraduate scholarship awarded to an AA/AS Degree transfer student who has a minimum 2.50 GPA and is not enrolled as a FAMU student.  The annual amount of the scholarship is as follows:

                                                                       

            Cumulative GPA                           Amount Per Year         Value over
                                                                                                          2-year Period

                        2.50 – 2.74                              $1,500                         $3,000

                        2.75 – 3.00                              $2,000                         $4,000

                        3.01 – 3.49                              $3,000                         $6,000

                        3.50 – 3.99 or PTK                  $4,000                         $8,000

4.0                                             $5,000                         $10,000

 

FAMU Foundation Scholarships

Robert T. Bacon Scholarship
This scholarship is to be awarded to a student in the School of Business and Industry from the Northeast Region.  Contact the FAMU Foundation at (850) 599-3860.

Alethia A. Lesesne Howard Award Fund of $1,000
This Fund provides an annual award in the amount of $1,000 to a member of the senior class. The award is based on excellence in English literature and on character, scholarship, and personality. The fund was established by Dr. W. H. Lesesne Howard, class of 1917, B.S., in honor of his mother Mrs. Alethia A. Lesesne Howard. From the basic sum of $16,033.67, in the Home Owner’s Federal Savings and Loan Association of Boston, Mass., $1,000 annually in interest will provide the award. A selection committee composed of the chairperson and two members of the department of languages and literature chooses two nominees on an annual basis to compete for the $1,000 award. The finalist is selected by two trustees of the Fund at Boston, Mass.  Contact the FAMU Foundation at (850) 599-3860.

FAMU Alumni Chapters
County alumni chapters set up the criteria for these scholarships and select the recipients for same. Funds are sent annually to the FAMU director of Alumni Affairs. Active chapters participating are: Leon; Philadelphia; Palm Beach; Gadsden; Broward; Brevard; Seminole; Washington, D.C.; Jefferson; Marion; Escambia; Orange-Orlando; New York; New Jersey; Daytona Beach Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; and the Miami-Gold Coast Chapter. Interested students should contact the FAMU Foundation at (850) 599-3860.

The Arthur Thompson Scholarship
A $2,500 award for local students enrolled in Florida A&M University who demonstrate a dire need for financial assistance to continue their educational career. Interested students should contact the Office of Public Affairs at (850) 599-3413.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
The Department of Children and Family Services provides scholarship assistance to some persons who are physically or mentally handicapped or who have a behavior disorder due to social or cultural deprivation. The applicant must have average high school grades and at least a “C” average if already enrolled in Florida A&M University.


Schools & Colleges Scholarships

Norma SolomonWhite Band Scholarship
Because of her love for FAMU and affiliations with the Music Program as the first female to participate in the Marching “100”, the first female band director in Jacksonville and the first female to conduct the Marching “100”, a perpetual remembrance for music students at the university was established. The Norma Solomon White Band Scholarship was created in the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation. Awards are announced during commencement week or at a time designated for awards. The scholarship is presented to a deserving student at Florida A&M University. The recipient must be presently enrolled at FAMU pursuing a degree with a major in Music/Music Education and participating in the Marching “100” and Symphonic Bands. The Director of Bands and the band scholarship committee must recommend the recipient. For more information, contact the Director of Bands at (850) 599-3024.

Althea Gibson Scholarship

An award established through an endowment made by Drs. William “Bill” H. Cosby, Jr. and Camille Olivia Cosby. Ms. Gibson was one of our acclaimed graduates and had the distinction of winning two Wimbledon singles titles, two U.S. Opens and a French Open, in the late 1950s. This scholarship supports students studying physical education, recreation and health, which were Ms. Gibson’s disciplines at FAMU. For more information, contact the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at (850) 599-3135.

Anne Richardson Gayles-Felton Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship shall be awarded to teacher education undergraduate students in the College of Education who meet the following criteria: fully admitted to the Teacher Education Program; maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.00 and a GPA of 3.25 or better in their area of specification; and submit three (3) letters of recommendation.

The Anne Richardson Gayles-Felton Endowed Scholarship will be awarded annually to one person, but it can be renewed.  Recipients must apply each year. The award amount will be determined by the amount of funds accrued over and above the principal.  The scholarship is for tuition, matriculation fees, laboratory fees, and books. For more information, contact the Dean in the College of Education at (850) 599-3482.

Melvene Hardee Scholarship
This scholarship will be limited to applicants who have been admitted to the Teacher Education Program (TEP). Applicants will demonstrate their commitment to the profession of teaching by writing a letter of interest and intent that addresses teaching as their chosen profession. Financial need will be a decisive factor in the awarding of scholarships. For more information, contact the College of Education at (850) 599-3482.

American Foundation of Pharmaceutical Education Award

The Board of Grants of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education provides a fund of $400 annually to be awarded to highly deserving students who are in need of financial aid. Third, fourth, and fifth year students in the upper quarter of their class who maintain a 3.00 average or higher are eligible. Individuals who are receiving veteran’s benefits are not eligible for this scholarship. Interested students should contact the College of Pharmacy at (850) 599-3030.

William J. Gunn, Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Association and The Women’s Auxiliary Scholarship

An award of $500 will be presented annually to a junior level student in the School of Nursing and the School of Pharmacy, with recipients coming from nursing one year and pharmacy the next. Students qualifying for the scholarship must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and be evaluated on scholarship, economic status, community activities, and campus activities.
Contact the dean of the School of Pharmacy for information regarding the following scholarships available to pharmacy majors: Kellogg Foundation, Pfeiffer Foundation, Pfizer Foundation, Warner-Lambert, Jack Eckerd’s Drugs, John W. Dargaval, McKesson & Robbins, Rexall Mortar and Pestle Trophy, Reyno Award, Broward County Pharmaceutical Company.

Interested students should contact the College of Pharmacy at (850) 599-3030 or 599-3301

Elinor Jackson Endowed Scholarship Fund
For a student in the Occupational Therapy Program. For more information, contact the School of Allied Health Sciences at (850) 599-3818.

NaLen Pittman Sociology Award
This $500.00 annual award was established by Dr. Ezell Pittman in memory of his parents, Nathaniel and Lena Wynn Pittman.  The scholarship is to be awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior majoring in sociology who has a 2.0 or better GPA.; and is in need of financial assistance to pay for books and tuition.  Priority will be given to a student from Jackson, Gulf, or Duval counties if the GPA requirement is met along with demonstrated leadership ability and commitment to community service.  The recipient will be selected by the Sociology Scholarship Selection Committee. For Additional information, contact the Sociology Department at 599-3316.

School of Journalism and Graphic Communication Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded to freshmen or community college transfers admitted to FAMU to study journalism or graphic communication. To be eligible for consideration, first-time-in-college applicants must have at least a “B” average in English and a 3.4 GPA along with a 26 or higher ACT or 1100 or higher SAT score. Based on academic credentials and practical skills; awards may go as high as $2,500 per year. For more information, contact the School of Journalism at (850) 599-3379.

William J. Gunn, Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Association and The Women’s Auxiliary Scholarship

An award of $500 will be presented annually to a junior level student in the School of Nursing and the School of Pharmacy, with recipients coming from nursing one year and pharmacy the next. Students qualifying for the scholarship must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and be evaluated on scholarship, economic status, community activities, and campus activities.


ROTC Scholarships

Army ROTC Scholarships
Awards of two-, three-, and four-year and green and gold scholarships are given to outstanding applicants. Each scholarship pays full tuition (in-state/out-of-state) and room and board. In addition to the awarded scholarship, each winner receives a flat rate of $450 annually for books, supplies and equipment, as well as up to $1,500 in spending money, tax free. Interested students should contact the Department of Military Science at (850) 599-3515/3516.

Air Force ROTC Scholarships
Four, three and one-half, two and one-half, or two-year scholarships based on merit are available to selected AFROTC students. Each scholarship pays full tuition, books, laboratory expenses, and a $100 per month tax-exempt allowance. Four-year scholarships must be applied for no later than December 15th of the senior year in high school. Other scholarships may be applied for after enrolling in college level AFROTC courses. Interested students should contact the Department of Aerospace Studies, Florida State University, telephone (850) 644-3461.

Navy-Marine ROTC Scholarship Program
This scholarship plan pays tuition and fees, books, uniforms, and $100 per month subsistence allowance. The purpose of the program is to provide civilian educated career officers to serve American people in the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. For more information, contact the NROTC office at (850) 599-8412.