Florida A&M, founded in 1887 and located in Tallahassee, Florida is the only black university in the state and one of the largest in the country. FAMU is a comprehensive institution offering degrees from bachelors to doctorates. There are 62 different bachelor’s degrees, 36 master’s degrees and 11 doctoral degree programs offered with a total of over 150 majors from which to choose. Consistently ranking at the top of college reviews like Princeton’s 2016 Best Colleges: Region-by-Region to The Washington Monthly College Guide in which it won a place as one of the top 100 national universities. Additionally, FAMU was recently ranked number one on the country’s list of HBCUs (historically black colleges and universities).
The university has 13 different schools, and it has distinguished programming in the sciences including a College of Pharmacy. There are also esteemed colleges of Engineering and Law. FAMU is a hub for research and development and has an enormous facility in Quincy, Florida that backs the university’s pre-veterinary medicine and veterinary technology programming. In addition to top ranking academic offerings, Florida A&M is well known for its NCAA Divison I-AA sports teams as well as it’s gospel choir and the marching band. The school’s endowment, over 127 million dollars, supports a generous financial aid program for incoming freshmen, transfer students as well as those already enrolled at the university.
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University is offering a full-tuition, room and board scholarship, a laptop and a $500 semesterly book stipend. The awards total $66,176 for in-state tuition and $113,940 for out-of -state to students who have been appointed as semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in the areas of National Achievement, Hispanic or Merit. Additionally, qualifying students must have earned a minimum GPA of 3.5 and 1800 on the SAT or a 27 on the ACT. Incoming freshman test scores must be 1900 for the SAT or 29 for the ACT as of this year. Program requirements for scholarship eligibility apply which limits applicants to students with majors in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Mathematics, and Physics. It should be noted that high school juniors must take the PSAT in the fall to compete in the National Merit Scholarship Corporation programs. Students interesting in applying for the LGBS should be in the top tier of a US high school graduating class. Also, it is a prerequisite to enter into FAMU’s first-in-time degree track.
To be considered for the scholarship, students should demonstrate “Excellence with Caring” as it pertains to the fundamental cornerstones of the University’s mission and seal. Recipients are selected on their potential of continued demonstration and growth in “Excellence with Caring” throughout their time at the university. To apply for the scholarship, students should create an online account and submit their application before the end of November. The scholarship deadline is November 30, 2017. You can find more information online.