Tuesday, March 1, 2011

FAMU Schedules its Fourth Annual President's Tour FAMU Up Close and Personal

Florida A&M University (FAMU) President James H. Ammons will kick off his Fourth Annual President’s Tour beginning Saturday, March 5 through Tuesday, March 8 in an effort to recruit some of the best and brightest students in the state of Florida.

President Ammons will meet with students, parents, business executives and alumni in The Villages, Leesburg, Winter Haven, St. Petersburg, Naples, Ft. Myers and Miami to award scholarships on the spot to students who meet presidential scholarship requirements.

“This year’s President’s Up Close and Personal Tour will give prospective students the opportunity to receive scholarships from the University,” said FAMU President James H. Ammons. “Despite these tough economic times, this tour is an opportunity to reassure students and their parents that FAMU can help them discover what they can become.”

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 and a 1800 SAT score or a 27 on the ACT. Other students who have at least a 3.5 GPA and scores of 1900 SAT or 29 ACT are also eligible. 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/performing group, will provide entertainment. FAMU administrators, Presidential Ambassadors, members of the FAMU Royal Court, representatives from the colleges and schools and alumni will accompany President Ammons.

The President’s Up Close and Personal Tour receptions are scheduled as follows:

March 5, 2011

12:30 p.m.
Sea Breeze Recreation Center
2384 Buena Vista Blvd.
The Villages, Fla.

3 p.m.
Genesis Center
1414 W. Main Street
Leesburg, Fla.

March 6, 2011

11 a.m.
Hurst Chapel AME Church
875 Avenue O Northeast
Winter Haven, Fla.

6:30 p.m.
Hilton St. Petersburg Bay Front
333 First St. South
St. Petersburg, Fla.

March 7, 2011

6:30 p.m.
Hilton Naples
5111 Tamiami Trail
Naples, Fla.

March 8, 2011

6:30 p.m.
Miami Carol City Senior High School
3301 Miami Gardens Drive
Miami, Fla.

For more information about the tour, contact Sharon P. Saunders at (850) 599-3413.

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