December 4, 2023


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FSU, FAMU, TCC score millions in record $101.5 billion state budget

With its plans to build Legacy Hall, the FSU College of Business is posturing itself to become a nationally preeminent business school prospering in a world-class facility.

FSU, FAMU, TCC receive millions in record $101.5 billion state budget

The $101.5 billion budget signed last week by Gov. DeSantis includes major victories for Florida State, Florida A&M and Tallahassee Community College. One of the big winners was the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, which received $14,649,185.

Here are other items included in the 2021-2022 state budget:

Florida State University:

  • Grants and Aids; $521,672,660
  • Lottery fund; $71,303,155
  • College of Medicine: $51,190,268
  • FSU College of Business Building (Legacy Hall): $30,500,000 (PECO funding)
  • Interdisciplinary Research Commercialization Building:  $23,492,086 (PECO funding)
  • Nationally Ranked Operational Enhancement: $15 million
  • Institute for Child Welfare: $10 million
  • FSU College of Medicine (Autism Program): $1.2 million
  • Institute of Politics: $1 million
  • College of Medicine, Lottery funds; $824,574
  • Student Veterans Center: $500,000  
  • Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources Centers; $450,000
  • Boys and Girls State Housing: $200,000    
  • Cultural and Museum grants: $193,328                           

Florida A&M University:

  • Grants and Aid: $134,242,342
  • Lottery Funds: $26,908,721
  • Brooksville Research Station: $1.6 million (nonrecurring)
  • Crestview Education Center: $1.5 million (recurring)

Tallahassee Community College:

  • Florida College System Program Fund: $26,719,153
  • Florida College System (Lottery): $5,576,841
  • Florida College System-Student Success Initiatives: $931,929
  • $500,000 for a nursing program expansion (nonrecurring)
  • TCC District Board of Trustees: $60,132 (cultural and museum grants)
Abril Hunter, junior, Florida State University

Florida State junior earns coveted Hollings scholarship award

Florida State University junior Abril Hunter is the latest FSU student to receive the nationally competitive Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The scholarship includes up to $19,000 of academic assistance over two years and a 10-week, paid summer internship with NOAA.

As a high school student matriculating to FSU, Hunter earned a Presidential Scholar award, the university’s premier undergraduate merit scholarship.