Graduate Feeder Scholars Program

Welcome to Florida A&M University’s Graduate Feeder Scholars Program where scholarship, imagination, and diligence lead to discovery and innovation.

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Welcome to Florida A&M University’s Graduate Feeder Scholars Program where scholarship, imagination, and diligence lead to discovery and innovation. If you would like to speak with someone directly or join the ranks of over 700 Florida A&M University Scholars. Please contact our Graduate Feeder Liaision, Ms. India Woods at or by phone at (850) 561-2931.   Great things are happening every day at FAMU.- Ms. India Woods    

The Graduate Feeder Program is currently closed and will re-open in August 2024. You can still apply for the program but your application will NOT be reviewed until early August.



The Graduate Feeder Scholars Program was founded in 1987 by our former visionary president, Dr. Frederick S. Humphries. Since 1987, the Graduate Feeder Scholars Program has been a direct pipeline for high-achieving sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduate students enrolled at FAMU in any academic discipline to attend nationally renowned universities to pursue graduate-level degrees at no cost to the student determined by their selected school.

Our Goals

The goal of the Graduate Feeder program is to help Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University students with the documents they need to successfully apply to graduate-level programs around the nation. Through workshops and submitting writing assignments via Canvas, students will strengthen their:
  • Statements of purpose
  • Resumes or curriculum vitaes
  • Graduate writing samples
The Graduate Feeder Scholars Program also provides test preparation and professional development opportunities, ensuring that our students will meet the expectations of our partner institutions.
The Graduate Feeder Scholars program was designed for programs we do not have at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.



Benefits of being a Graduate Feeder Scholar

Once students become Graduate Feeder Scholars, they are eligible to receive:

  • Up to three fee waivers to partnering universities
  • Funding for their entire graduate-level program (master’s and PhD only)
  • The opportunity for visiting partner campuses

*Funding is not guaranteed and will be determined by students selected school once inducted into the program*





  1.  Complete 30 credit hours with a minium GPA of 3.0.
  2. Submit a typed and fully completed Graduate Feeder Participation Application.
  3. Attend at least five(5) Graduate Feeder educational and professional development seminars and workshop on the Graduate Feeder Canvas page once accepted into the program.
  4. Maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout the program.



All Graduate Feeder Scholars Program participants are required to complete a series of developmental workshops that will prepare them for the rigors of graduate study.  The workshops will be offered each semester and include such topics as: “The Graduate Application Process”; “How to Write a Personal Statement”; “How to Write a Theses or Dissertation”; “Strategies & Techniques for taking Standardized Examinations”; and “What to Expect in Graduate School”.

Participants are required to complete at least five workshops to be qualified and considered as a Graduate Feeder Scholar. Upon completion of the requirements, participants will be e-mailed a "Certificate of Completion" to be officially considered a Graduate Feeder Scholar.

Questions for School Recruiters


Partnering Schools

For over 30 years, FAMU has maintained 24 partnerships with universities such as Florida State University, the University of Florida, Virginia Tech and North Carolina A&T University. These intuitions have proven their commitment to the Graduate Feeder Scholars Program by providing full funding for up to five Feeder Scholars in graduate-level programs each year.

  • American University
  • Auburn University
  • Erikson Institute
  • Florida State University
  • Indiana University @ Bloomington
  • North Carolina State University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Oregon State University - Graduate School
  • Rutgers University - Newark
  • Texas A&M University
  • University of Florida
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Virginia Tech
  • West Virginia University


Partner Participation Agreement

The Participation Agreement is a partnership or memorandum of understanding between Florida A&M University and the Feeder Institutions. It stipulates the basic benefits each Institution will provide to qualified FAMU scholars upon application and acceptance into a graduate program of study. Some participation agreements include the following: admission application fee waivers, campus visitation opportunities at no charge to students and summer research internships.

The agreements are initially instituted to cover a five-year period. However, they are monitored annually to ensure active participation in the program. Feeder Institutions are invited to the campus of Florida A&M University annually for the purpose of providing institutional information and recruitment.


How to Become a Graduate Feeder Scholar

If you are interested in becoming a Graduate Feeder Scholar, please review the requirements and complete the application. Students will be notified of their status via the primary email listed on application.

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Interested in becoming a Graduate Feeder Scholar? Please review the requirements and complete the application.


Contact Us

Graduate Feeder Scholars Program
Tallahassee, Fl
Florida A&M University