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It has been our founder’s mission to give back to an institution that changed her life forever. As a student at Florida A&M University (FAMU), she was loved, nurtured, supported, pushed to higher heights, and was repeatedly reminded of the excellence that existed in her, mirroring the institution’s motto, “Caring with Excellence”. A year after graduating FAMU, at age 22, she felt indebted and obligated to pay it forward; the FAMU Way- to give back! To serve the least and create a legacy for the next generation to follow. Since 2005, Dr. Arnold has supported her alma mater in providing students with scholarships to attend or continue their education at her beloved institution.

Ranked as a top-tier academic institution and #1 Public HBCU for consecutive years, FAMU’s academic achievements are what set it apart as a unique learning experience. In 2014, FAMU was recognized among the 2014 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best National Universities.” The U.S. News & World Report lists FAMU as the top public historically black college or university in the nation for 2015. It is also listed among The Princeton Review’s “Best in the Southeast” colleges and is one of the top picks for providing a high-quality education at an affordable price in Florida, according to The College Database (2013).

FAMU produces more African-American graduates than any institution. Because of FAMU’s high caliber STEM programs and rigorous training, FAMU serves as a satellite for rendering scholarships to academically astute young women. 


FAMU values diversity in thought, perspective, and culture. The University enrolls nearly 10,000 students hailing from across the United States and more than 70 countries, including several African countries, the Bahamas, Brazil, Indonesia, China, and the United Arab Emirates, to name a few. The student body includes representatives from all ethnic, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds. Students seeking a challenging academic foundation will find a variety of programs to meet their career objectives at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. The University offers 54 bachelor's degrees, 29 master's degrees, three professional degrees, and 12 doctoral programs in a wide range of academic areas.

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