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.