September 7-9, 2016
2016 Graduate Feeder Conference
Greetings from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University!
On behalf of President Elmira Mangum, the faculty and staff of Florida A&M University, we want to say thank you for participating in the Graduate Feeder Program. Since its inception in 1987, the Feeder Program has been a pipeline of outstanding talent from our great institution to top notch graduate programs around the country. We want to continue this tradition by hosting our annual Graduate Feeder Conference, September 7th – 9th, 2016.
According to Essence and Money Magazine (2016), FAMU was ranked the number one Historical Black University in America. Some other interesting facts about FAMU include:
FAMU values diversity in thought, perspective, and culture. The University enrolls nearly 10,000 students hailing from across the United States and more than 70 countries, including several African countries, the Bahamas, Brazil, Indonesia, China, and the United Arab Emirates.
- The U.S. News & World Report lists FAMU as the top public historically black college or university in the nation for 2015.
- In 2014, FAMU was recognized among the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best National Universities.”
- It is also listed among The Princeton Review’s “Best in the Southeast” colleges and is one of the top picks for providing a high quality education at an affordable price in Florida, according to The College Database (2013).
To speak with someone directly about the Graduate Feeder Program, and the upcoming conference, please contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research at email@example.com or by phone at (850) 599-3505. Please save the date of our conference, make plans to attend and expect regular updates in the weeks leading up to the event.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
All the best,
Dr. David H. Jackson, Jr.
Dean of Graduate Studies and Research
About this Year's Conference
Slated for September 7-9, 2016, this year's conference will provide your institution the opportunity to present your graduate degree offerings to eager students who are making preparation to attend school beyond FAMU. It is our goal to host a representative from each of our partner institutions.
This year's conference rate is $400.00, which includes meals, parking, WiFi access, a table at the recruitment fair and additional amenities. If you desire to set up additional tables at our recruiting events, there will be a charge of $200 per table which covers an additional attendee's set of meals. 210 South Magnolia Drive, Tallahassee Florida 32301
USA TEL: 1-850-402-8900
$119.00 Conference Rate
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Statement of Purpose
The Graduate Feeder Scholars Program (GFSP) in the School of Graduate Studies and Research is an official partnership agreement arranged by FAMU with more than 40 participating universities located throughout the United States. The GFSP affords FAMU students the opportunity to receive advanced study in graduate programs not available at FAMU. The feeder arrangement was conceptualized and created in response to the national need to increase the number of African Americans participating in advanced graduate education. The GFSP was designed with FAMU as the lead university in this consortium. As the lead institution, FAMU acts as the hub of the consortium with a committed role of providing a pool of qualified underrepresented minorities motivated to pursue the Master's or Doctoral degrees.
Participation in the GFSP is voluntary and is targeted primarily for any current student of FAMU in any academic discipline, with the exception of the professional schools. FAMU and the Feeder Institutions have established a partnership agreement or Memorandum of Understanding. This partnership agreement spells out the Feeder Institution’s level of participation in the program. The Feeder Representative is usually associated with the Graduate School and may serve as a liaison to the student and FAMU. The Feeder Representative may also serve as a mentor/advisor to the student upon admission to the Feeder Institution.
Mission and Goals
The mission of the School of Graduate Studies & Research via the Graduate Feeder Scholars Program is to: (1) Promote graduate education, scholarship and research; (2) Equip our students with the knowledge and tools to become successful, highly motivated graduate students; (3) Provide students with a mechanism to pursue graduate study in areas not available at Florida A&M University; and (4) Act as liaison between the Feeder Institutions and the students to advocate a quality graduate experience.
The Graduate Feeder Program objectives are to:
- Enroll 75-100 FAMU graduates annually in the Feeder Institutions;
- Monitor the admission, financial offers, academic progression, and graduation of the scholars;
- Maintain regular and continual contact and direct communication with the scholars;
- Monitor scholars compliance with GPA requirements to remain active in the program;
- Notify scholars of their program status as changes occur;
- Ensure effective human relations and assessment of the climate of receptivity by visiting the Feeder Institutions; and
- Maintain information on the scholars for future research
Criteria for Participation in the Feeder Program
1. Students interested in applying to the Graduate Feeder Scholars Program should meet the following requirements:
a. Complete 30 credit hours with a minimum
GPA of 3.0;
b. Submit a typed and fully completed Graduate
Feeder Participation Application;
c. Submit an unofficial transcript;
d. Attend at least four (4) Graduate Feeder
educational and professional development
seminars and workshops; and
e. Maintain a 3.0 GPA
Graduate Feeder Frequently Asked Questions
Graduate Feeder Scholars Development Workshops
All Graduate Feeder Scholars Program participants are required to complete a series of developmental workshops that will prepare them for the rigors of graduate study. The workshops will be offered each semester and include such topics as: “The Graduate Application Process”; “How to Write a Personal Statement”; “How to Write a Theses or Dissertation”; “Strategies & Techniques for taking Standardized Examinations”; and “What to Expect in Graduate School”.
Participants are required to complete at least four workshops to be qualified and considered as a Graduate Feeder Scholar. Upon completion of the requirements, participants will be mailed a "Certificate of Completion" to be officially considered a Graduate Feeder Scholar.
The Participation Agreement is a partnership or memorandum of understanding between Florida A&M University and the Feeder Institutions. It stipulates the basic benefits each Institution will provide to qualified FAMU scholars upon application and acceptance into a graduate program of study. Some participation agreements include the following: admission application fee waivers, campus visitation opportunities at no charge to students, and summer research internships.
The agreements are initially instituted to cover a five-year period. However, they are monitored annually to ensure active participation in the program. Feeder Institutions are invited to the campus of Florida A&M University annually for the purpose of providing institutional information and recruitment.
Graduate Feeder Institutions
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH
Clark Atlanta University
East Carolina UniversityGreenville, NC
Florida Coastal School of Law
Florida International University
Florida State University
Iowa State University
Medical University of South Carolina
Meharry Medical College
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Michigan Technological University
North Carolina State University
Oklahoma State University
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
West Lafayette, IN
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
New Brunswick, NJ
University of California-Berkley
University of California-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Kansas
University of Louisville
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
University of Massachusetts
University of Memphis
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
University of Minnesota
University of Mississippi
University of Missouri
University of Nebraska
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IO
University of Oklahoma
University of Pittsburg
University of South Florida
University of Wisconsin
Wake Forest University
Winston Salem, NC
Washington State University