*Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) was one of nine NCAA Division I schools awarded more than $4 million in grants to support academic programs that help student-athletes earn their degrees.

FAMU was selected from among a competitive group of athletic departments to receive a multi-year Accelerating Academic Success Program Comprehensive Grant valued at $675,000.

The comprehensive grant will be distributed over three years and used to fund academic initiatives that increase academic support services, staff, and tutors; enhance summer academic programs; and assist current exhausted eligibility student-athletes with completing their degrees.

“FAMU is committed to the academic success of our student-athletes,” said President Elmira Mangum, Ph.D. “Pursuing and receiving this grant is demonstrative of our resolve to achieve success in the classroom, which we believe will contribute to success on the field. I applaud the Department of Athletics for leading this effort

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