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 base-rates for double-room occupancy and campus meal plan.


Students 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: 

• Served as the class valedictorian or salutatorian.

• Graduated from a FAMU Adopted High School

• Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

• Be the valedictorian or salutatorian

• Be nominated by the high school principal

• Be college-ready

• Have a FAMU recalculated grade point average of 3.75 or better (pursuant to F.S. 6.002 and 1003.437)

• Have a SAT score of at least 1290

• Have an ACT score of 29


Eligibility for renewal is determined at the end of each semester.  For automatic renewal, an award recipient must comply with the policies of the University Scholarship program and the bullets below:


•Enroll in a minimum of 15 credit hours each semester.

•You cannot drop or withdraw from a course(s) after the official university drop and add period has ended (see University Registrar's calendar).

Earn a "C" or better in all courses each semester.  If you do not earn "C" or better in each course, the scholarship will be terminated.

•Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better at the end of each semester.

• Maintain the academic program at time of admission (you cannot change your major or degree program).
•Must enroll in degree program required courses each semester (must follow academic map).
Validated (submission of verification documents) and completed FAFSA on file in the FAMU Office of Financial prior to January 1.
•Earn 22 hour of community service at the end of each semester (must be documented in iSTRIKE via the Office of Student Activities)
•Recipients must participate in scholarship activities (President's Convocation, Scholar's Speaker Series, etc.).
Freshmen are required to visit the office bi-weekly and to participate in study and tutorial sessions.
•Sophomores, juniors and seniors are required to visit the office bi-weekly and to participate in study and tutorial sessions.
•Failure to comply with the above bullets or other policies of the University Scholarship Program will result in the loss (termination) of your scholarship. 
•Loss of scholarship (termination) will not be reinstated at a later date.

Freshman year only (cumulative grade point average reviewed at the end of the semester)

Scholarship awards are limited.  Awards will be made based upon the competitiveness of the current pool of candidates and until funds are exhausted.

Contact Info

209 C.C. Cunningham Center
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

P: 850-412-5483