President Ammons hits the road to recruit during spring break

President James H. Ammons is wrapping up his annual president’s tour as he tries to attract top high school students to Florida A& M. At each stop he awards scholarships to students who meet presidential scholarship requirements.

Ammons started the tour on March 7. Over the past few days, he visited Thomasville, Ga., and Jacksonville, Fla., according to the university’s Web site. At 6 p.m Tuesday March 9 Ammons is scheduled to meet students, parents, business executives and FAMU alumni at the Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk, 200 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa.

“This tour provides an opportunity for FAMU to reassure students and their parents that we are here to help make their dreams a reality,” Ammons said in comments released on the FAMU Web site. “We are excited about traveling to these cities to offer students an opportunity to be a part of the FAMU family.”

To qualify for a presidential scholarship, a student must be a National Achievement semifinalist majoring in biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, or mathematics, and have an 1100 (R&M) SAT score or 23 ACT. Other students who have at least a 3.5 GPA and scores of 1300 (R&M) SAT score or 29 ACT are also eligible.

Recipients of this scholarship will also receive a stipend each semester.

FAMU will also offer the Distinguished Scholar Award, a full scholarship, to students who have 1200 on the SAT or 27 on the ACT and a 3.5 GPA or better. Partial scholarships will be offered to incoming freshmen who have at least 1100 on the (R&M) SAT or 23 on the ACT and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

During each tour event, the FAMU Connection, the university’s recruitment/performing group, will provide entertainment. Several FAMU administrators, Presidential Ambassadors, members of the FAMU Royal Court, colleges and schools representatives and alumni will accompany President Ammons on the tour.