Annual FAMU President’s Tour to Visit Cities in Florida


February 25, 2013

Contact: Sharon P. Saunders

                                                                   (850) 599-3413

Pamela Tolson

(850) 412-5211   


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida A&M University (FAMU) Interim President Larry Robinson will visit four cities in Florida as part the university’s annual President’s Tour. The tour is scheduled to begin March 9 through March 11 stopping in Pensacola, Gainesville, Fort Lauderdale and Miami.

The annual tour is an effort to recruit some of the best and brightest students in the state of Florida. Interim President Robinson will meet with students and parents to award scholarships on the spot to students who meet Presidential Scholarship requirements.

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.  Students must have a 1950 SAT score or a 29 on the ACT and a 3.50 grade point average (GPA). 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, representatives from the colleges and schools and alumni will accompany Interim President Robinson.

The tour schedule is as follows:


March 9, 1 p.m. (CST)

Booker T. Washington High School

6000 College Pkwy

Pensacola, FL 32504                                           


March 10, 3 p.m.

Springhill Missionary Baptist Church

120 SE Williston Rd.

Gainesville, FL 32641

Fort Lauderdale
March 11, 9 a.m.
Hallandale Magnet High School Auditorium

720 N.W. Ninth Avenue

Hallandale, FL  33009


March 11, 7 p.m.

Joseph Caleb Auditorium

5400 N.W. 22nd Avenue

Miami, FL  33181

For more information about the tour, contact the FAMU Division of Student Affairs at (850) 599-3183.

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