About the Arthur Thompson Scholarship
The Budweiser Arthur Thompson scholarship fund was created in 1987 to honor Arthur Thompson's dedication and commitment to the community and to Florida A&M University.
Thompson, who worked for Tri-Eagle Sales for 33 years, retired in 1996.
The scholarship is a $2,500 award for Big Bend area FAMU students only, who demonstrate a need for financial assistance to continue their educational career.
The Big Bend area includes Gadsden, Leon, Jefferson, Madison, Liberty, Wakulla, Taylor, Lafayette and Franklin counties.
The next scholarship is effective January 2013 and covers two semesters, spring and fall. All of the applicants are screened by the scholarship committee prior to selection of the recipient.
Each recipient is eligible for this scholarship on a one-time basis.
Interested applicants must complete an application packet, which includes a letter of recommendation, scholarship application, transcript, financial aid application, a personal vita and a written essay stating the need for support.
Students applying for the Arthur Thompson Scholarship must maintain a 2.5 grade point average with a 2.5 GPA prior to receiving the award. Students must also meet minimum requirements for the State University System of Florida. Applicants must be either a sophomore, junior or senior and demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Graduate students are also eligible to apply.
The student must also be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours. Applications should be submitted to the Office of Communications, c/o Lawana King, Suite 100, Lee Hall by 5 p.m. October 19, 2012. To download the application, click here.
The scholarship winner will be announced at the Homecoming Pre-game Rally/Barbecue located at the FAMU Employee Clubhouse, 2414 South Adams Street.
For more information, call Brian Lucas or Lawana King at (850) 599-3413.