The purpose of the Disney Storytellers Fund at FAMU is to prepare high-potential students at the School of Journalism & Graphic Communication (SJGC) at Florida A&M University (FAMU) to be leading communicators and innovators in journalism and media through academic engagement, professional development, and mentorship. Students selected as Scholars will receive tuition and housing scholarships, a stipend, specialized programming, mentoring, leadership development and more.
To be eligible for the program, Scholars should be juniors, seniors or transfer students enrolled as a major in SJGC; have a solid academic record; demonstrated interest in journalism, media, public relations, or graphic design; and have a financial need. In-state applicants preferred. A selection committee comprised of FAMU, SJGC and Disney members will review applications for the program. FAMU SJGC will make the final selection of Scholars.
Selected students will receive a scholarship up to $10,000 per year during their enrollment (Fall/Spring, total up to $20,000 over 2 years), plus a stipend up to $1,375 not to exceed 2 years.
A completed application consists of the transcript, resume, recommendations, essay/statement of goals and scholarship form. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the selection committee. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
Fill out the form and upload the following documents:
Letters should be typed, dated, and include in what capacity the recommender knows you and the length of time. Recommenders must not be a relative.
One letter should come from a faculty member/instructor who can assess your scholastic record, co-curricular/extracurricular activity, and academic engagement.
The second letter can come from another supporter (faculty, staff, adviser, coach, mentor, employer, etc.).
Personal Essay/Statement of Goals (Choose one)