Department of Health and Physical Education
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The following  scholarships and other financial awards are available to HPER students on a competitive basis.  All students pursuing a degree in HPER are encouraged to apply for such financial assistance through the Dept. of HPER and the College of Education.

Robert “Pete”Griffin and Hansel Tookes Endowed Scholarship

The families of Robert “Pete” Griffin and Hansel Tookes established an endowed scholarship as a lasting memorial to honor their outstanding accomplishments and as a reflection of the dedication the two men had for promoting excellence at Florida A&M University (FAMU).  The Griffin-Tookes Endowed Scholarship is intended to provide financial support to FAMU’s outstanding athletes and physical education majors.

  • GPA 2.5 or above
  • Commitment to pursuing a degree in Physical Education
  • Member of PEPS Club
  • Florida Resident              
Award:    $1,500 annually

Costa Kittles Endowed Scholarship

Coach Costa and Emma Kittles established the Costa Kittles Endowed Athletic and Physical Education Scholarship.  The scholarship is intended to provide financial support for students pursuing studies in physical education and participating in athletics at Florida A&M University (FAMU).

  • GPA 2.5 or above
  • Classification Junior Level Baseball Player
  • Commitment to pursuing a Degree in Physical Education
  • Excels in the sport of baseball
  • Candidates will be recommended by Head Baseball Coach
Award:    $1,000 annually

Althea Gibson Endowed Scholarship

Drs. William H. Cosby, Jr. and Camille Olivia Cosby established an endowed scholarship in the name of Althea Gibson, one of Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) most famous graduates who attended the university on a tennis and basketball scholarship.  The Althea Gibson Endowed Scholarship is intended to provide financial support to students who demonstrate a commitment to studying physical education, recreation and health at FAMU. 

  • GPA 3.5 or above
  • High school or Florida community college academic  achiever
  • Commitment to pursuing a degree in Physical Education
Award:   $1,500 annually

General  HPER Scholarship Information
1.     Scholarship recipients will be selected annually by the HPER scholarship committee, after review of application material.  Academic records, letters of recommendation, commitment to the academic program, and other specified criteria will be considered.

2.    Awards may be made to high school graduates, junior college transfer students and students currently enrolled at FAMU depending on the scholarship criteria. Consideration will be given to all scholarship applications.

3.    Students must submit an application and all awards are competitive, but materials are due by June 1.

4.     The award is intended to be used during the traditional academic year (fall and spring), and for academic purposes such as tuition, fees and books.

5.    Students must submit a transcript from all schools (high school graduate) and colleges/universities.

6.    The award is renewable for up to four years, however, an application for renewal must be submitted by June 1.

Contact Info

1800 Wahnish Way
Lawson Multipurpose Ctr/Teaching Gym Suite 433
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

P: (850)599-3135
F: (850)599-8365