Annual FAMU President’s Tour to visit Fort Lauderdale

FAMU President Larry Robinson
FAMU President Larry Robinson

Annual FAMU President’s Tour to visit Fort Lauderdale

From Pamela Tolson and Stephanie Lambert

      TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida A&M University (FAMU) Interim President Larry Robinson will visit Fort Lauderdale as part the university’s annual President’s Tour. The tour will stop in Fort Lauderdale on March 11.  A reception is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Hallandale Magnet High School Auditorium located at 720 N.W. Ninth Avenue.

     The annual tour is an effort to recruit some of the best and brightest students in the state of Florida. Interim President Robinson will meet with students and parents to award scholarships on the spot to students who meet Presidential Scholarship requirements.

     High school seniors and their parents are invited to attend all receptions.  To qualify for the Life-Gets-Better Scholarship, a student must be designated as a National Achievement, Hispanic or Merit Semifinalist majoring in one of the following STEM programs: biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, physics, environmental science, or mathematics.                     Students must have a 1950 SAT score or a 29 on the ACT and a 3.50 grade point average (GPA). Recipients of this scholarship will also receive a stipend each semester for miscellaneous expenses, internship opportunities and a laptop.

     FAMU will also offer the Distinguished Scholar Award, a full scholarship, to students who have 1800 on the SAT or 27 on the ACT and a 3.5 GPA. Partial scholarships will be offered to incoming freshmen who have at least 1650 on the SAT or 23 on the ACT and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

     The FAMU Connection, the University’s recruitment/per-forming group, will provide entertainment. FAMU administrators, Presidential Ambassadors, representatives from the colleges and schools and alumni will accompany Interim President Robinson.

     For more information about the tour, contact the FAMU Division of Student Affairs at (850) 599-3183.


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