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Norma SolomonWhite Band Scholarship
Because of her love for FAMU and affiliations with the Music Program as the first female to participate in the Marching “100”, the first female band director in Jacksonville and the first female to conduct the Marching “100”, a perpetual remembrance for music students at the university was established. The Norma Solomon White Band Scholarship was created in the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation. Awards are announced during commencement week or at a time designated for awards. The scholarship is presented to a deserving student at Florida A&M University. The recipient must be presently enrolled at FAMU pursuing a degree with a major in Music/Music Education and participating in the Marching “100” and Symphonic Bands. The Director of Bands and the band scholarship committee must recommend the recipient. For more information, contact the Director of Bands at (850) 599-3024.

Althea Gibson Scholarship

An award established through an endowment made by Drs. William “Bill” H. Cosby, Jr. and Camille Olivia Cosby. Ms. Gibson was one of our acclaimed graduates and had the distinction of winning two Wimbledon singles titles, two U.S. Opens and a French Open, in the late 1950s. This scholarship supports students studying physical education, recreation and health, which were Ms. Gibson’s disciplines at FAMU. For more information, contact the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at (850) 599-3135.

Anne Richardson Gayles-Felton Endowed Scholarship Fund
This scholarship shall be awarded to teacher education undergraduate students in the College of Education who meet the following criteria: fully admitted to the Teacher Education Program; maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.00 and a GPA of 3.25 or better in their area of specification; and submit three (3) letters of recommendation.

The Anne Richardson Gayles-Felton Endowed Scholarship will be awarded annually to one person, but it can be renewed.  Recipients must apply each year. The award amount will be determined by the amount of funds accrued over and above the principal.  The scholarship is for tuition, matriculation fees, laboratory fees, and books. For more information, contact the Dean in the College of Education at (850) 599-3482.

Melvene Hardee Scholarship
This scholarship will be limited to applicants who have been admitted to the Teacher Education Program (TEP). Applicants will demonstrate their commitment to the profession of teaching by writing a letter of interest and intent that addresses teaching as their chosen profession. Financial need will be a decisive factor in the awarding of scholarships. For more information, contact the College of Education at (850) 599-3482.

American Foundation of Pharmaceutical Education Award

The Board of Grants of the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education provides a fund of $400 annually to be awarded to highly deserving students who are in need of financial aid. Third, fourth, and fifth year students in the upper quarter of their class who maintain a 3.00 average or higher are eligible. Individuals who are receiving veteran’s benefits are not eligible for this scholarship. Interested students should contact the College of Pharmacy at (850) 599-3030.

William J. Gunn, Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Association and The Women’s Auxiliary Scholarship

An award of $500 will be presented annually to a junior level student in the School of Nursing and the School of Pharmacy, with recipients coming from nursing one year and pharmacy the next. Students qualifying for the scholarship must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and be evaluated on scholarship, economic status, community activities, and campus activities.
Contact the dean of the School of Pharmacy for information regarding the following scholarships available to pharmacy majors: Kellogg Foundation, Pfeiffer Foundation, Pfizer Foundation, Warner-Lambert, Jack Eckerd’s Drugs, John W. Dargaval, McKesson & Robbins, Rexall Mortar and Pestle Trophy, Reyno Award, Broward County Pharmaceutical Company.

Interested students should contact the College of Pharmacy at (850) 599-3030 or 599-3301

Elinor Jackson Endowed Scholarship Fund
For a student in the Occupational Therapy Program. For more information, contact the School of Allied Health Sciences at (850) 599-3818.

NaLen Pittman Sociology Award
This $500.00 annual award was established by Dr. Ezell Pittman in memory of his parents, Nathaniel and Lena Wynn Pittman.  The scholarship is to be awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior majoring in sociology who has a 2.0 or better GPA.; and is in need of financial assistance to pay for books and tuition.  Priority will be given to a student from Jackson, Gulf, or Duval counties if the GPA requirement is met along with demonstrated leadership ability and commitment to community service.  The recipient will be selected by the Sociology Scholarship Selection Committee. For Additional information, contact the Sociology Department at 599-3316.

School of Journalism and Graphic Communication Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded to freshmen or community college transfers admitted to FAMU to study journalism or graphic communication. To be eligible for consideration, first-time-in-college applicants must have at least a “B” average in English and a 3.4 GPA along with a 26 or higher ACT or 1100 or higher SAT score. Based on academic credentials and practical skills; awards may go as high as $2,500 per year. For more information, contact the School of Journalism at (850) 599-3379.

William J. Gunn, Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Association and The Women’s Auxiliary Scholarship

An award of $500 will be presented annually to a junior level student in the School of Nursing and the School of Pharmacy, with recipients coming from nursing one year and pharmacy the next. Students qualifying for the scholarship must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and be evaluated on scholarship, economic status, community activities, and campus activities.