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Florida Community College

The Florida Community College program is a merit scholarship for recipients of the associate arts or associate of science degrees from a Florida State or Community College graduates.  Around 1950, the State of Florida System included twelve Black community colleges.  Many of these colleges, such as, Gibbs Community College, named after the founder of Florida A&M University served as feeder colleges to Florida A&M University.  In 1968, Gibbs College merged with St. Petersburg Community College, which today is known as St. Petersburg College.  From 1950 to 1968, these colleges provided opportunities for Florida’s citizenry to obtain a college education.  Many of their graduates continued their four-year degrees on the highest of seven hills, Florida A&M University.  In keeping with Florida A&M University’s tradition of providing access, the community college scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to those seeking to earn their bachelor’s degree. 

Students are eligible to receive an award for four (4) 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:

• Earn an associate of arts or associate of science degree from a Florida State or Community College.

• Have a 3.0 FAMU recalculated GPA.


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.