Florida A&M University (FAMU) has a long history of recognizing outstanding high school graduates because of their academic performance through the University Scholarship Program (USP) is designed to recognize outstanding high school graduates’ academic achievements.  FAMU’s scholarship program is based upon merit, and is not a need-based scholarship program.  This scholarship program awards partial and full scholarships.  There are several partial and full merit-based scholarships under the University Scholarship Program Office:

 

Life-Gets-Better Scholarship (full) – 4 YEAR SCHOLARSHIP (http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?Recruitment&PresidentialScholarships2014-2015)

 

All incoming freshmen and AA/AS degree Florida Community College transfers are considered for the following scholarships when they apply. The earlier you apply for admissions, the better your chances are for a scholarship. Scholarships are awarded until the funds are depleted. All recipients must enroll in 15-credit hours each semester and must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.

 

Selected first time in college incoming freshmen designated as National Achievement Scholarship Program, National Hispanic Recognition Program, or National Merit Scholarship Program Finalist or Semifinalist by the National Merit Corporation and who have an unweighted 3.50 GPA; and scores of an 1800 on the SAT or 27 on the ACT;  Or

 

Incoming freshmen who have at least an unweighted 3.50 GPA and scores of 1900 on the SAT or 29 on the ACT will receive the following over four (4) consecutive years, excluding summer terms if eligibility is maintained will receive the following: Tuition, fees, room, board, books—not to exceed $500/semester, $500/semester stipend, opportunities for internship(s) or research, laptop, and waiver of $350-housing deposit.

 

Prospective recipients must major in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Mathematics or Physics in order to be eligible for this scholarship. Selected individuals are verified through the FAMU application process and submission of official documents. Students that do not choose the above-mentioned majors will be offered the Distinguished Scholar Award (DSA).

 

In-State value over 4-year period         $66,176

Out-of-State value over 4-year period   $113,940

 

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