Mini-semester program offers free housing for qualified displaced students from the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
MIAMI, FL – Residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have been devastated with the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. To help those students who have attended an accredited educational institution on the islands, Florida Memorial University will offer an exclusive and fully accredited mini-semester program to continue with their college track, and enhance their educational skill-set and services.
Florida Memorial University has opened its heart and its doors and will offer free room and board to qualified students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands who were affected by damages for a mini-semester, which begins Mon-day, Oct. 16, 2017. During the limited mini-semester program, students will be provided with free housing and given the unique opportunity to further their education.
“Our leadership team here at Florida Memorial University understands the heartache, and loss that victims of the latest hurricanes are experiencing,” said Marcus Burgess, Vice President of University Advancement. “We are committed to keeping students safe, in-formed and secure. We truly believe that caring is sharing, and have available facilities right here on our campus grounds to assist and attend to their needs.”
Located in the City of Miami Gardens, Florida Memorial University is a private, historically Black institution offering 41 undergraduate degree programs and four master’s programs to a culturally diverse student body. Since its inception in 1879, the University has upheld a commitment to providing a solid foundation for thousands of young people and opening doors to educational opportunities that may have otherwise been closed to them. As South Florida’s only Historically Black College or University (HBCU), it is widely recognized for being the birthplace of the Negro National Anthem, “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” and the home of Barrington Irving, Jr., the first and youngest pilot of African descent to fly solo around the world.
For more information about FMU and the Hurricane Relief Initiative, call (305) 626-3600 or visit www.fmuniv.edu.