Pay it Forward Scholarship


The SNIPES Pay It Forward initiative is a nationwide campaign to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The initiative is part of SNIPES' commitment to giving back to the community and investing in the future of HBCUs and their graduates. Through this program, SNIPES aims to provide opportunities for underrepresented communities and empower the next generation of leaders by supporting education and creating a platform for important conversations. This Homecoming season, SNIPES has selected Florida A & M University to partner with for the Pay It Forward Initiative and provide (5) $5,000 scholarships to students at the school.

Selection Criteria

Applications are reviewed and scored by a Selection Committee of the Values Partnerships Team and SNIPES. The review committee will select individuals whom they believe are most likely to leverage this learning opportunity. They will seek candidates who are eager to learn and plan to apply their skills and knowledge gained to benefit their academic careers, their universities, and their communities. All decisions are final.

Grant Distribution

If you are selected to receive a Pay It Forward Scholarship, a member of the Selection Committee will work with the recipient(s) to collect financial account details and disburse funding.


To be eligible for an award, applicants must be:

  • A current student at Florida A & M University
  • Enrolled in at least 12 credit hours
  • GPA of at least 2.5

How to Apply

Complete application form consisting of:

  • Complete application form consisting of:
    • Contact & demographic information
    • Short essay questions about your career and learning objectives
  • Submit application on or before the deadlines

Contact with any questions about the application

Application Submission Date: October 30th to November 30th , 2023

All scholarship recipients will be notified by phone and email on Friday, Dec 15th, 2023.


The application is now closed. Please expect to hear back during the third week in December.