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Click Here to Become a FEEDER SCHOLAR!


Since 1987 the Graduate Feeder Scholars Program has been a direct pipeline for high achieving sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled at FAMU in any academic discipline, to attend nationally renowned universities to pursue graduate level degrees at no cost to the student. FAMU has maintained over 20 partnerships with universities such as Florida State University, the University of Florida, Cornell University, Virginia Tech, and North Carolina A&T University for over 30 years. These type of intuitions have proved their commitment to the Graduate Feeder Scholars Program and to inducted Graduate Feeder scholars by agreeing to provide full funding for up to 5 Feeder Scholars in graduate level programs each year.

The goal of the Graduate Feeder program is to assist in the polishing of well-rounded FAMU students and the pertinent documents needed to successfully apply to graduate level programs around the nation. Through workshops and submitting writing assignments via Blackboard that focuses on strengthening our students’ Statements of Purpose, Resumes/Curriculum Vitaes, and Graduate Writing Samples. The Graduate Feeder Scholars Program also provides test preparation and professional development opportunities, ensuring that our students will meet institution’s expectations.

Students interested in becoming a Graduate Feeder Scholar are expected to be serious about their academic pursuits and dedicated to earning a graduate level degree. Once students become Graduate Feeder Scholars they are eligible to receive:

1.    Up to three fee waivers to partnering universities
2.    Funding for entire graduate level program (Master’s and Ph.D only)
3.    The Dr. David H. Jackson Jr., Research Award & Test Preparation Program Scholarship
4.    The opportunity for Campus Visitations

If you are interested in becoming a Graduate Feeder Scholar, please complete the survey located at the top of the page (after reviewing the requirements page). Applications are processed on a biweekly basis; students will be notified of their status via primary email listed on application.
Greetings from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University!
On behalf of President Larry Robinson, 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.

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:

  • 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). 
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.
To speak with someone directly about the Graduate Feeder Scholars Program, and the upcoming conference, please contact Dr. Reginald Ellis in the School of Graduate Studies and Research at or by phone at (850) 599-3505.

We look forward to working with you.
All the best,
Dr. David H. Jackson, Jr.
Associate Provost and Dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research

Contact Info

515 Orr Drive
Room 469 Tucker Hall
Tallahassee, FL 32307

P: 850.599.3505
F: 850.599.3727