The Carter Opportunity Award

The Carter Opportunity Award seeks to provide financial assistance to encourage FAMU- FSU College of Engineering students to complete their undergraduate studies. Special consideration is given to those traditionally underrepresented in the field of engineering – including women, especially those of Latin or Hispanic descent, and those who are first generation in their family to attend college. This award will reimbuse loans that will be equal to the student’s subsidized federal student loan(s) at the time of graduation, subject to a maximum of $20,000.

FAMU/FSU College of Engineering
Supplemental Questions
  1. Subsidzed Federal Student Loans
    • Are you eligible to receive subsidized student loans?
    • Do you have any outstanding subsidized ferderal student loans?
    • Do you plan to secure a student loan
    • If you currently have outstanding student loans, please upload documentation of that/those loans.
  2. What is your anticipated Ferderal Student Loan Debt at graduation?
  3. What is your anticipated date of graduation?
  4. What country were you born in?
  5. What country was your mother born in?
  6. What country was your father born in?
  7. Receiving Scholarships
    • Are you currently receiving any other scholarships?
    • If yes, what is the name of the scholarship, and the amount received per year?
  8. Are you a first generation college student?
  9. What motivated you to pursue an engineering degree?
  10. If you are a first-generation student, how has that impacted your college experience/decision to study engineering?
  11. How has your culture influnced your academic goals, if at all.
  12. One of the goals of the Carter Opportunity Award is to make it possible for students with federally subsidized loans (or eligiblilty for such loans) to allocate more time to their academics. If you do not have a loan, but are eligible you can seek the loan knowing that award funds will be designated towards loan repayment upon successful completion of your degree from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, the award will pay up to $20,000. This will allow you to work less and focus on the remainder of your studies and/or family obligations. If you were to received a Carter Opportunity Award, what effedt will it have on your weekly work schedule? How will this improve your academic acheivement? Please provide specific details.
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