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Adopted High School Scholarship

The Adopted High School is a merit scholarship for U. S.  High School graduates who attend FAMU Adopted High School.  FAMU has memorandum of agreements with a select group of high schools.  The valedictorian or salutatorian of their graduating high school class.  Eligible scholars will receive an award to cover the cost of tuition minus the sum of Bright Futures, the National Merit® award or other scholarships and awards.  The scholarship will cover fees associated with tuition, but minus the postal fee and the orientation fee.  The scholarship also provides $2,790 to use toward university housing,  $2,246 to use toward  (university meal plan), a $500 book award.

Student are eligible to receive an award for a maximum of eight (8) semesters.  Students must maintain enrollment in the degree program under which this award was made.  Students may not change majors.  Students must enroll in fifteen credit hours per semester.  Awards are not made during the summer term.


Scholarship Requirements:

• Serve as the class valedictorian or salutatorian.

• Graduate from a FAMU Adopted High School

• Have a 3.0 FAMU recalculated GPA.

• Be a U.S. resident


Eligibility for renewal is determined at the end of the second semester or the equivalent of each academic year.  For automatic renewal, an award recipient will have:

 • earned credit for all hours enrolled by the regular drop/add period each term.

• earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

• maintained the degree program at time of admission.

• validated FAFSA on file in the FAMU Office of Financial Aid prior to March 1.