The Tom Joyner Foundation has named Florida A&M University (FAMU) it’s January 2014 “School of the Month.”
The “School of the Month” recognition will make FAMU the first of 11 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) slated to receive scholarship dollars for its students through the foundation’s Hercules Scholarship Program in 2014.
In addition to the Hercules Scholarship, FAMU has also been selected to partner with the Tom Joyner Foundation in a fundraising campaign, which kicks off on the first day of the New Year. During the campaign, 100 percent of funds raised by the foundation on behalf of FAMU will be sent directly to the university. Assistance from the foundation will also be available throughout the year to support the university’s initiatives to ensure its sustainability.
Each Thursday in January, during the airing of his nationally syndicated “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” Joyner will award a $1,500 Hercules Scholarship to a male FAMU student, who exhibits leadership skills, is active in the community and maintains at least a 3.5 GPA. Additionally, the scholarship recipient must plan to embark in a career that will positively impact the quality of life for others.
For more information on the School of the Month/Hercules Scholarship Programs or to get a head start on your donation, visit: http://tomjoynerfoundation.org/hbcu-news/
or contact the FAMU Office of University Advancement at (850) 599-3860.