Black Alumni Association Scholarship Fund
The Florida State University (FSU) Black Alumni Association promotes and supports the academic achievement and excellence of Black students at FSU. Consequently, the FSU Black Alumni Association Scholarship was established within the FSU Foundation to provide financial assistance to minority students of African descent.
The FSU Black Alumni Association awards scholarships to deserving students during its Reunions and other designated times. One of the scholarships is specifically designated for a student who is involved in FSU's International Programs or plans to study abroad. Additionally, during FSU's annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Celebration, the Association partners with the Center for Multicultural Affairs to award "Book Scholarships" to deserving students selected through their process.
During the Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Integration at FSU, a scholarship will be given in memory of Maxwell Courtney (the first Black undergraduate to attend and graduate from FSU), and hereafter will be awarded annually in his memory.
Since the funds are used for educational purposes all donations are tax deductible. Additionally, donations to the FSU Black Alumni Association Scholarship Fund qualify for matching gifts from participating corporations and businesses.