The Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) Scholarship Program gives scholarships to students, whether they’re new or returning.
These scholarships help students pay for their FAMU education and acknowledge their good grades and community work.
Background of Famu Scholarship
Former President Frederick S. Humphries started the FAMU Scholarships Program in 1986.
Its goal was to bring in top students, no matter their money situation.
Initially, it had two scholarships: the Life-Gets-Better and Thurgood Marshall Programs.
They aimed to bring in National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) semifinalists and finalists to FAMU.
Types of Famu Scholarships
A 2016 study in the journal PLoS One showed that FAMU scholarship recipients do well in research.
They publish their work in important journals and get a lot of citations for it.
These recipients publish in journals with an average impact factor of 4.1, which is better than what all U.S. universities do.
They also get an average of 27.3 citations for each publication, which is more than what all U.S. universities get.