About CARE Students

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The New Class...

Of the 411 students enrolled in the 2016 Summer Bridge Program, ALL are first-generation college students and Pell-eligible.

Our 2016 students represent all regions within the State of Florida. The most represented counties are Broward, Dade, Duval, and Palm Beach Counties.

The 2016 accepted participants bring the following academic credentials:

  • High School Weighted GPA Average: 3.784 (Middle 50%: 3.1 - 4.1 GPA)
  • Old SAT Average: 1570 (Middle 50%: 1460 - 1670)
  • New SAT Average: 1130 (Middle 50%: 1060 - 1200)
  • ACT Average: 23.3 (Middle 50%: 21-25)

The Legacy They Join...

  • Garrett Johnson (CARE 02), was recognized as a national Rhodes Scholar in 2006.
  • Sandy Noel (CARE 08) was selected as a Fulbright Award Recipient in 2012.
  • Jesid Acosta (CARE 09) was a finalist for the Truman Scholar award in 2012.
  • Jamal Grimes (CARE 09) was a member of the first class of FSU 2012 Global Scholars (2012).
  • Since 2012, 34 students have embarked on the FSU Global Scholars Program.
  • Matthew Prince (CARE 11) received the Public Service Research Fellowship and the 2013 Global Scholars Award for his research on Women's Empowerment through Marketing in Peru (2013).
  • LaShae Copeland (CARE 11) received the Moellership and Newman Civic Fellows awards, and the 2013 Global Scholars Award for her work in social welfare in Ghana, West Africa (2013). LaShae also completed the Degree-in-Three program Spring 2014.
  • Saint-Fanie Jean-Baptiste (CARE 11) received the 2013 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad in Valencia, Spain.
  • 42 C.A.R.E. students are currently enrolled at FSU pursuing a Masters Degree, Doctorate Degree, or a Professional Graduate program.
  • Four CARE students completed the Degree-in-Three program thus far.
  • Florida State University is a national leader in the graduation rate of African-American undergraduates.


CARE Hall of Fame

CARE honors students for a high level of academic achievement, overall campus engagement, service to the community, and support of the programs and services in CARE. Read more.


CARE Profiles of Student Success

View profiles of CARE students engaged in a variety of effort at FSU! Students are selected based on nominations from faculty, staff, and their peers. Read more.