Once you are designated as a National Merit Semifinalist, we make it easy to apply and enjoy the benefits of joining FAU. The best part? Unless you are applying to one of our pipeline programs, you do not need to submit any documents other than those listed below. Just follow the steps to receive the National Merit Scholar benefits available to you:
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Ashley is studying psychology with a minor in sociology. Her advice to students is to enjoy your time at FAU as much as you can and try to get involved. more
Jeron is majoring in Mechanical Engineering and is a member of Elite Owls and the Owls Racing Formula SAE Team. His advice to students is "Be willing to recognize your strengths and weaknesses, and then focus on your weaknesses." more
As an Instructional Designer, Hamm designs and develops training solutions for Southwest Airlines University. Her advice to students is to take advantage of all experiences FAU has to offer and make FAU home! more
Dr. Hinduja is recognized internationally for his groundbreaking work on the subjects of cyberbullying and safe social media use. more