The following scholarships were created by donations from individuals and organizations for students of the College of Business (COB). The FAU Foundation and the Dean's Office administer the scholarships. Some scholarships are made from the interest accrued on endowed funds. Other scholarships are made from fund principal and depend on the donor contributing annually to the fund. This means that not all scholarships are available every semester.
General Scholarships Awarded by the COB Scholarship Committee
To be considered for these scholarships, the student must fill out a Scholarship Application Form available on line. The next awarding period will be during the fall 2013 semester and all current College of Business students will receive a notification via email.
Established in 1972 by the Barzilay Foundation, this scholarship is awarded to Broward Community College transfer students enrolled in the College of Business. The recipient is awarded the scholarship for two years.
Bok Scholarship in Business
Established by Robert and Diane Bok, both 1980 graduates of FAU. This scholarship is awarded to students with financial need in the College of Business who demonstrate high academic performance and who are not being considered for any other scholarships.
Juanita Brown Scholarship
Established in 2000 by Stanley Brown and friends, in memory and honor of Dr. Juanita Brown, a professor of marketing. This scholarship is awarded to degree-seeking students in the College of Business who maintain a 3.25 GPA.
Robert M. and Nadine A. Fitzgerald Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship was created by Robert and Nadine Fitzgerald to provide scholarship opportunities to degree-seeking, part or full-time students who have a GPA of 3.8 or higher. It is not renewable.
Suheyla Gencsoy Spirit of Freedom Scholarship
This scholarship was created by Suheyla Gencsoy to be awarded to students enrolled in the international business program. Preference is given to students who hold an interest in Turkish studies. The recipient must be a graduate of an American or Turkish High School, be fluent in English, and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. A preference is given to students who show verifiable financial need. This scholarship is renewable if the student maintains this GPA.
Frances and Victor Ginsberg Scholarship Fund
Established in 1991 by Dr. Victor Ginsberg, a 1987 FAU alumnus, and the Ginsberg Charitable Trust. An annual award is available for four years to a student enrolled in the College of Business who demonstrates financial need.
Greater Boca Raton Estate Planning Council – Michael Gersten Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1986 by the Greater Boca Raton Estate Planning Council, and renamed in memory of Palm Beach County judge, Michael Gersten in 1995. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student studying finance, accounting or estate planning.
Katz General Scholarship
Established by retired FAU professor Dr. Alvin Katz and his wife, Lenore. This annual award is presented to College of Business students who are single parents and demonstrate excellent academic achievement and financial need.
Haychel Gomez Melli and Patrick Melli Scholarship
Established in 1999 by Haychel and Patrick Melli. This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in the College of Business and is based on academic merit (a minimum 3.0 GPA) and financial need. Preference is given to Latin women living in Dade, Broward or Palm Beach counties.
Minto Communities Scholarship
Established in 2006 by Minto Communities, Inc. to annually provide four equal scholarships to part time or full time students enrolled in marketing, real estate, architecture and civil engineering. The students must have verifiable financial need, a minimum 3.0 GPA, and be a Florida resident.
William E. Pollier Scholarship
Established in 1987 by Mrs. B.B. Pollier in honor and memory of her son, William, a former FAU staff member. The award is given to an outstanding, graduating senior enrolled in the College of Business who will continue as a full-time student in a master’s program.
Rose Memorial Scholarship
Established by Mrs. Charles Rose in memory of her husband, this scholarship is awarded to outstanding students in the College of Business.
Virginia and Douglas Stewart Business Scholarship
This scholarship was created to provide scholarships to students in the College of Business in memory of Douglas E. Stewart and Virginia E. Stewart and in appreciation of Professor Gary A. Luing.
Business Ethics Scholarships
Mildred A. Becker Ethics Scholarship
Established by the estate of Mildred A. Becker to help a full-time student in the College of Business. Recipient must be a U.S. citizen, show financial need and have high academic standards. Applicant must have completed the three-credit Business Law course or an equivalent and also be involved in community service.
Hilda A. Krinzman Ethics Scholarship Fund
Established by Hilda Krinzman this scholarship is awarded to full-time students who have completed a course in Business Law or Advanced Business Law or a course studying the ethical environment of business. Students must also have demonstrated financial need, show commitment to community service and have a GPA of at least 2.5.
Edward E. Shoaf Ethics Scholarship
Established in 2001 by Edward Shoaf for full-time students with demonstrated financial need. Students must complete the three-credit Business Law course or an equivalent, and be involved in community service.
Lee J. and Esther S. Steindel Ethics Scholarship
This business ethics scholarship was established from the estate of the Steindels in 2000. Scholarships are awarded to full-time students with demonstrated financial need. Students must complete the three-credit business law course or an equivalent and be involved in community service.
Virginia and Douglas Stewart Business Ethics Scholarship
Established in 2000 by the Virginia and Douglas Stewart Trust. Students under consideration must be full-time, complete either the ethical environment or business law course, have demonstrated financial need, have a commitment to community service and have earned a minimum 2.5 GPA at FAU.
Welcom H. Watson Ethics Scholarship
Established by friends in honor of “Hank” Watson and awarded to full-time students enrolled in the College of Business. Recipients must be residents of Broward County with demonstrated financial need, a GPA of 2.5 or greater and a commitment to community service, who have completed the three-hour business law course or an equivalent.
School of Accounting
The School of Accounting is fortunate to have the support of many national and local organizations. These organizations ask the School of Accounting Scholarship Committee to recommend FAU accounting students for scholarships.
In general, students should consider applying for accounting scholarships when they
- Have at least a 3.0 GPA in accounting courses and overall
- Are juniors, seniors, or fifth year students
- Have taken at least Intermediate Accounting Theory I
- Have taken at least one accounting course at FAU
Scholarships that are awarded by the college-wide committee are:
Broward County Chapter of the Florida Institute of CPA’s
This annual award was created by the Florida Institute of CPA - Broward County Chapter to provide annual scholarships to deserving students. Recipients must be degree seeking with a major in accounting, attained junior (or higher) status and live and work in Broward County. Selection is made on academic achievement with consideration for extracurricular activities, including employment or service in the accounting profession.
Barbara L. Newman Memorial Scholarship in Accounting
Established in 1984 by Harrison Newman. This scholarship is awarded to students with financial need who are in their fifth year of studies in the College of Business.
The Economics Department has a limited number of awards available depending on funds availability. The following are the more frequently awarded scholarships. Students are nominated by faculty in the department.
Maale, Feuerlein & Redman Award for Excellence in Economic Principles $1,800 in fund
This fund was created to honor faculty members Aileen D. Maale, Willy J. Feuerlein and Milton B. Redman and is awarded to exceptional students studying economic principles.
The Boyer Scholarship for Women in Entrepreneurial Studies
To encourage women entrepreneurs, Dr. Dennis Boyer, a longtime supporter of FAU’s entrepreneurship center, current faculty member, and active entrepreneur, has generously created a scholarship program. The goal of the scholarship is to attract more women into the entrepreneurship program as well as to retain those currently in it. $1,000 is available per successful applicant. For additional information, contact the Adams Center for IT Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital at 561-297-3177 or email@example.com.
Louis J. Prenner Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1995 by Louis Prenner. This scholarship is awarded to a student who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and an emphasis in entrepreneurial studies. Involvement in extracurricular activities will be considered.
Robert L. Schattner Entrepreneurial Scholarship in Business
The scholarship will be a one or two year award, as determined by a selection committee within the College of Business, to provide financial support for undergraduate or graduate students who have taken at least one entrepreneur class. Preference will be given to students with financial need and citizens of the United States of America. The recipient must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale and an interest in starting their own company.
These scholarships are managed by the Health Administration Program. In addition to the ones listed below, several one-time scholarships have been given in the past. Some scholarships are offered that are not from Foundation funds: Health Administration Program Scholarships, Health Administration Alumni Club Awards, and Health Administration Leadership Awards. The student should check with the
Program Director for further information: Fleming 311 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gerontology Certificate Scholarship
This fund is to support scholarships for the Gerontology Certificate Program. Specific Criteria for awarding scholarships were set: Student has to have taken and satisfactorily completed one course in the program, have financial need, show evidence of scholarship and have a career path towards gerontology. Applications would be one page, addressing all four criteria with Advisory Committee evaluating all applications submitted. Amount of scholarship award for each student applying would not exceed $500 a year, which represents 20% of total cost of program for Florida residents.
Helen L. Prenner Memorial Scholarship
Established in 1995 by Louis Prenner in honor of his wife, Helen. This scholarship is awarded to students currently enrolled in the health administration program with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Extracurricular activities, family and employment obligations are also considered.
Information Technology & Operations Management
National Association of Purchasing Managers Inc., (NAPM), an affiliate of Institute for Supply Chain Management (ISM) Supply Chain management Educational Scholarship.
The Supply Chain Management Scholarship is awarded on an annual basis to a student enrolled in the College of Business. It is awarded for one academic year but may be renewed upon availability of funding and satisfactory progress by the recipient. Criteria for award: 1) College of Business (COB) student with a minimum GPA of 3.0; 2) COB student qualified as financially needy; 3) COB student who minors in the 12 credit Operations Management Minor of and enrolls in the following courses: ISM 3116 – Introduction to Business Intelligence; MAN 4597 Global Supply Chain Management; MAN 4583 Project Management; and MAN 4029 Service Operations.
John and Molly Foreman Scholarship
Established by Molly Foreman and her husband, the late John Foreman. The award is given to a student enrolled in the College of Business who is interested in marketing. Preference is given to female students.