December 2, 2022


The Education People

FAMU’s CAFS to get share of $19 million in USDA grants

FAMU’s CAFS to get share of $19 million in USDA scholarship grants

Florida A&M University is one of the 1890 Land-Grant institutions to share $19 million in grants for scholarships from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

FAMU College of Agriculture and Food Sciences Dean Robert Taylor said the grant will help to recruit top students to the program. FAMU has 92 students on the 1890 scholarships.

The funding was proposed by FAMU alumnus U.S. Rep. David Scott as part of the 2018 Farm bill.

For the 2021-22 academic year, CAFS received $500,000 in mandatory funds from USDA/NIFA to continue supporting the 1890 David A. Scott scholars, who received 2-year and 4-year scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year and who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in food and agricultural sciences. 

In addition, CAFS received $505,263 in discretionary funds in the 2022 fiscal year, which will fund about 80 new scholars, who are new first-time-in-college majors.

Verian Thomas, associate dean for recruitment, student support and alumni affairs, is a co-principal investigator on the grant.

FAMU's  Mulbe Dillard IV finished atop the final Advocates Pro Golf Association (APGA) Collegiate Ranking.

Hancock Whitney providing scholarships to FAMU athletes

Hancock Whitney has announced a partnership with Florida A&M University aimed at providing support and financial resources for student-athletes.

The $10,000 investment will be distributed through a scholarship to students with a low- to moderate-income and demonstrate academic excellence.

Hancock Whitney also will deliver customized financial education to student-athletes, designed for young adults who are managing their own finances and household. Topics will be focused on personal finance management, savings, as well as borrowing and loan management.