tom-joyner__web.jpgFlorida Memorial University, South Florida’s only historically black college or university, received national recognition again recently when the Tom Joyner Foundation selected it as the July 2011 HBCU of the Month for the third time.

 Schools picked for the honor receive financial support for students to complete their college education. Through July 31, FMU collected funding from across the country supporting scholarships for high-achieving students at the school.

“The foundation is really happy to work with Florida Memorial University,” Tom Joyner, nationally syndicated radio host and the foundation’s chairman, said in a statement announcing the selection. “The university has a wonderful history and this foundation is all about making sure students are able to stay in school.”

Established in 1998, the Tom Joyner Foundation’s mission is to support HBCUs and help students continue their education. Each month, it designates an HBCU to receive its support.

The scholarships will be awarded to students through the Office of Financial Aid at FMU based on financial need and other requirements.

“Florida Memorial University is ecstatic to be selected as the Tom Joyner Foundation’s HBCU of the Month,” said Dr. Henry Lewis III, president of the university. “The foundation’s support plays a direct role in our mission to offer exceptional opportunities to talented students who might otherwise be unable to afford college.”