Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University: Florida Community Program



    This scholarship is exclusive to Boys & Girls Club members, however, applicants must provide the complete name of their Boys & Girls Club on the application in order to be considered for the scholarship.

About the Florida Community Program
    The Florida Community College program is a merit scholarship for recipients of the associate arts or associate of science degrees from a Florida State or Community College graduates. Around 1950, the State of Florida System included twelve Black community colleges. Many of these colleges, such as, Gibbs Community College, named after the founder of Florida A&M University served as feeder colleges to Florida A&M University. In 1968, Gibbs College merged with St. Petersburg Community College, which today is known as St. Petersburg College. From 1950 to 1968, these colleges provided opportunities for Florida’s citizenry to obtain a college education. Many of their graduates continued their four-year degrees on the highest of seven hills, Florida A&M University. In keeping with Florida A&M University’s tradition of providing access, the community college scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to those seeking to earn their bachelor’s degree.

Eligibility Requirements
    •   Must earn an associate of arts or associate of science degree from a Florida State or Community College
    •   Must have a 3.00 FAMU recalculated GPA
    •   Must be Admitted into degree program
    •   Must be a U.S. Citizen/U. S. Resident
    Eligibility for renewal is determined at the end of the second semester or the equivalent of each academic year. For automatic renewal, an award recipient:
    •   Must earn credit for all hours enrolled by the regular drop/add period each term
    •   Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.0 scale
    •   Must maintain the degree program at time of admission
    •   Must validate FAFSA on file in the FAMU Office of Financial Aid prior to February 1
Scholarship Amounts and Availability
    •  Open

Application Deadline for Fall 2018 School Year

November 30, 2017

For more information or questions contact
    Boys & Girls Club of America
    Danielle Harris
    Email: dharris@bgca.org
    Phone: (404) 487-5654