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FAMU Broward Alumni Chapter awards scholarships to nine students

BABY-RATTLERS2FAMU Broward Alumni Chapter awards scholarships to nine students

New Baby Rattlers: (l to r): Eric Nadekow (Piper High), Jessica Louissaint (Pompano Beach High), Maggie Bassey (Atlantic Technical High) and Chanell Paraison (J.P. Taravella High). Not pictured are: Shanorri Ashley (Stranahan High), Calvin Chambliss (Blanche Ely), Jada Love (McArthur High), Rochard Moricette (Blanche Ely) and Jennifer Francois (Blanche Ely)

      The cost of higher education debt has more than doubled over the past 10 years. This financial increase has created a financial burden for both students and families and does not expect to get any better when you consider the cost of tuition and decreased funding from the federal government. According to Florida‘s Pre-paid College Plan Board, Florida tuition is expected to triple by the time today’s middle schoolers attend college.

This is one of the reasons why the Florida A&M University Broward Alumni Chapter continues to work to increase the number of scholarships and amounts awarded so the burden associated with the growing costs of higher education is a little less.

Since 1963, Broward Alumni Chapter has awarded over $200,000 to eligible high school seniors to assist with the cost of tuition, books and other much needed items.

The 2016 Broward Alumni Chapter Scholarship recipients includes: Shanorri Ashley, Stranahan High;  Calvin Chambliss, Blanche Ely High; Jada Love, McArthur High;  Rochard Moricette, Blanche Ely High; Maggie Bassey, Atlantic Technical Center High; Jennifer Francois, Pompano Beach High; Chanell Paraison, JP Taravella High; Eric Nadekow, Piper High. In addition to high school awards, Scholarships have also been awarded to students attending the Florida A&M University Law School in Orlando. These tuition scholarships are paid directly to the school.

The Broward County Alumni Chapter congratulates the recipients and thanks all the applicants for their interest and efforts.

For more information or to become a member call (954) 430-9760.

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