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George W. Gore Award


The George W. Gore Award program is a merit scholarship for U. S. high school graduates.  It is named after the fifth University President, Dr. George Gore, Jr.  Prior to his presidency, Dr. Gore served as president of Tennessee Agricultural and Industrial College (currently, Tennessee State University-TSU).  While serving as dean, Dr. Gore established the Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society in 1937.  He believed in high ideas and scholastic achievements.  In 1950, he became president of Florida A&M University.  Under his presidency, Florida A&M College was elevated to Florida A&M University.  This elevation brought about a restructuring and expansion of academic programs to include professional and graduate degrees.  This expansion included the new Schools of Pharmacy, Law, and Graduate Studies.  Recipients of this scholarship exhibit high ideas and scholastic achievements.


 For Florida Bright Futures Academic Scholars, the scholarship will provide $6,000 per academic year.
For Florida Bright Futures Medallion Scholars, the scholarship will provide $3,000 per academic year.
For National Merit® semifinalists, the scholarship will provide $6,000 per academic year and $500 for books.


Scholarship Requirements:

• Earn a standard US high school diploma or its equivalency (unless the student completes a home education program or earns a high school diploma from a non-US high school while living with a parent who is on military or public service assignment away from the US).

• Have 1170 on the redesigned SAT or a 26 on the ACT.  Must earn a *550 on the SAT math section or *26 on the ACT Math subject area.


• Have a 3.0 FAMU recalculated GPA (Florida Bright Futures Academics Scholars must have a 3.5 FAMU recalculated GPA)


• Earn a minimum score of 76 on the ALEKS Math exam for Engineering, Physical, Life, Natural and Computer Sciences majors.


• Be a U.S. resident


*Applicable for Engineering, Physical, Life, Natural and Computer Sciences programs


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.  A student must enroll in fifteen credit hours per semester.  Awards are not made during the summer term.



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.