Scholarships

Presidential Special Scholarship

 

The Presidential Special Scholarship program is a merit scholarship for high school graduates.  

These individuals are diverse and have special talents outside of the classroom setting.  The scholarship will cover fees associated with tuition, but minus the postal fee and the $35 orientation fee, and will cover charges for room and board, but minus fines.

 

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements: 

• Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

• Have a FAMU recalculated grade point average of 4.00 or better (pursuant to F.S. 6.002 and 1003.437)
• Have 1260 on the redesigned SAT or a 27 on the ACT.  Must earn a 600 on the SAT math section or 27 on the ACT Math subject area. 
• 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.  All others must earn at least a 61 on the ALEKS Math exam.  *Applicable for Engineering, Physical, Life, Natural and Computer Sciences programs, etc.

 

Recipients are eligible to receive an award for a maximum of eight (8) consecutive 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 and meet all eligibility requirements for renewal each semester.  Awards are not made during the summer term.

 

Eligibility for renewal is determined at the end of each semester.  You will not be renewed if you do not comply with scholarship deadlines, policies and the bullets below.  For automatic renewal, an award recipient must comply with the policies of the University Scholarship program and the bullets below:


• Enroll in a minimum of 15 credit hours each semester.
• You cannot drop or withdraw from a course(s) after the official university drop and add period has ended (see University Registrar's calendar).
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Earn a "C" or better in all courses each semester.  If you do not earn "C" or better in each course, the scholarship will be terminated.
• Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better at the end of each semester (effective fall 2020).
• Maintain the academic program at time of admission (you cannot change your major or degree program).
• Must enroll in degree program required courses each semester (must follow academic map).
 Validated (submission of verification documents) and completed FAFSA on file in the FAMU Office of Financial prior to January 1.
• Earn 22 hour of community service at the end of each semester (must be documented in iSTRIKE via the Office of Student Activities)
• Recipients must participate in scholarship activities (President's Convocation, Scholar's Speaker Series, etc.,).
Freshmen are required to visit the office weekly and to participate in study and tutorial sessions (Office visits are tracked electronically).
•Sophomores, juniors and seniors are required to visit the office bi-weekly and to participate in study and tutorial sessions (Office visits are tracked electronically).

  Establish professional Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn accounts and follow FAMU Scholars.

• If you opt out of Black Board communications from the scholarship office, your scholarship terminates at the time you opt out.

Your FAMU email is the official mode of electronic communication for scholarship purposes per BOT Regulation 5.003 (3)(a)(b)(c).

•Failure to comply with the above bullets or other policies of the University Scholarship Program will result in the loss (termination) of your scholarship. 
•Loss of scholarship (termination) will not be reinstated at a later date.
Scholarship awards are limited.  Awards will be made based upon the competitiveness of the current pool of candidates and until funds are exhausted.


Freshman year only (cumulative grade point average reviewed at the end of spring semester)

Scholarship awards are limited.  Awards will be made based upon the competitiveness of the current pool of candidates and until funds are exhausted.

 

Revised February 2020

 

Contact Info

209 C.C. Cunningham Center
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

P: 850-412-5483

E: uspscholarships@famu.edu