The Faculty & Friends Club has awarded scholarships since 1972, and in 1986 we established the Scholarship Fund. In 1994, because of the increase in the number of mature students pursuing a degree at FSU, we changed the emphasis of the scholarship program. Under this policy, we award several scholarships of $500 per semester to needy, returning, full-time undergraduate students with an option to extend the scholarship for one or more semesters.
Since starting the new emphasis in 1994, we have awarded sixty-nine (69) $500 scholarships and plan to award six or seven more during the 2006-2007 academic year. Recent scholarship recipients have been involved with the Billy Bowlegs 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk, our major scholarship fund-raiser, and the recipients are honored and introduced at the Welcoming Reception in September. Last year, the Billy Bowlegs 5K Run proceeds totaled $2,275, the highest ever in the history of the run.
In 2005-2006, contributions to scholarships totaled $1,531 from our members. If you would like to make a scholarship contribution, please include it in your dues check or send a check payable to The Faculty & Friends Club of FSU to the treasurer, Calvin Zongker, 601 Live Oak Plantation Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312-2334. Contributions will be acknowledged and deposited in the scholarship fund. We encourage scholarship contributions to be made in memorial of loved ones.