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Scholarships

The following list of scholarships was 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 once per year at the start of the Fall Semester. Some scholarships are made from the interest accrued on endowed funds. The scholarships may be expendable or endowments. Therefore, each scholarship fund is reviewed and awarded on a case by case basis. To apply, select the red application button to the right. Awards to scholarship recipients are received in writing approximately one month after the application window closes.

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 2014 semester and all current College of Business students will receive a notification via email.

Barzilay Scholarship

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.

FAU Business Leader of the Year Scholars Program

These scholarships are dollars raised from the FAU Business Leader of the Year annual event. These scholarships provide assistance to students at FAU. These one-time, expendable awards will be made using the following criteria:

  • Awarded to students enrolled in the College of Business at FAU
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA to be eligible for the award
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities through service.

Florida Grocery Manufacturers’ Representatives Association

  • The initial deposit is $4,000 with $2,000 to be awarded in the Fall and Spring to a student(s) (honors preferably) with an interest in packaging/marketing/food industry (major undefined).
  • Applicants must submit an essay based on their interest in the field of consumer packaged goods and the food industry. Recipient chosen by college. Winning essay to be forwarded to Association.
  • Recipient is encouraged to attend at least one FGMRA networking function (the FGMRA may provide funding for student to travel and attend).
  • Full time student; junior or higher.
  • GPA of 3.3 or better and good standing in the college.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NextEra Energy Scholarship

The endowed scholarship is a generous donation recognizing excellence in leadership and the need to support student financial needs. The scholarship is administered by the College of Business will be awarded on an annual basis to a student who is enrolled in the College of Business. The scholarship shall be awarded to support the student’s tuition and shall be subject to the following conditions:

  • Awarded to students enrolled in the College of Business at FAU
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA to be eligible for the award
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities through service

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Business Ethics Scholarships

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

  1. Have at least a 3.0 GPA in accounting courses and overall
  2. Are juniors, seniors, or fifth year students
  3. Have taken at least Intermediate Accounting Theory I
  4. Have taken at least one accounting course at FAU

Scholarships that are awarded by the college-wide committee are:

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.

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.

Economics Department

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.

Entrepreneurial Studies

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 entrecenter@fau.edu.

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.

Health Administration

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 dpalkon@fau.edu.

Dr. Robert Hays Memorial Scholarship

Established by Lynn and Betty Hays in memory of their husband and son, this scholarship is awarded to support undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Health Administration. The recipient of this scholarship shall be determined in accordance with the following criteria:

  • Minimum of nine credit hours
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Employed at least 10 hours per week

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.

Hospitality Management

American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF) - Americas Lodging Investment Summit Scholarship (ALIS) Fund

This scholarship is awarded to students that are enrolled full time (12 credit hours) in a hospitality related degree-granting program, have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, and are a US citizen or permanent resident. Award winners will be titled ALIS SCHOLARS

The HSMAI South Florida - Dr. Peter Ricci Scholarship

The HSMAI South Florida Chapter is now accepting Dr. Peter Ricci scholarship applications from students pursuing careers in hospitality sales and marketing, general hospitality management or revenue management. Scholarships are awarded based on merit and complete eligibility criteria and requirements are outlined on the HSMAI South Florida website: http://connect.hsmai.org/SouthFlorida/scholarship11

The scholarship fund offers students enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate hospitality degree program throughout any of the South Florida educational institutions an opportunity to receive financial assistance based on the merit of their application and personal achievements.

Scholarships will be awarded based on merit in two categories and the student must be enrolled at a college or university located in Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach Counties. Upon award of the scholarship, the student may elect to have the funds directly forwarded to the educational institution to be used toward their tuition for the semester or to be used to purchase books, supplies and or toward room and board. Award amounts issued will be a minimum of $1,500.

A minimum 2.8 GPA, 2 letters of recommendation, and the pursuit of a bachelor's degree in hospitality or tourism management are minimum requirements. For specific details, please visit: http://connect.hsmai.org/SouthFlorida/scholarship11

Information Technology & Operations Management

NAPM Scholarship

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.

Marketing Department

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.

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