The following named scholarships are available through the generosity of individual and corporate sponsors. All students who are admitted to the Honors College
are automatically considered for these scholarships – there is no additional application.
|The Marian Altman Memorial Honors College Scholarship|
|Fredrick and Katherine Bigony Scholarship|
|Leslie and Robert Blum Honors Scholarship|
|Robert Lee and Thomas M Chastain|
Charitable Foundation Honors Scholarship
|Debt Management Credit Counseling Corporation|
|Frederick T. DeHon Scholarship|
|Lawrence J. and Florence A. DeGeorge|
Charitable Trust Honors Scholarship
|El Sol Honors Scholarship|
|Alexandria T.J. Galaini Scholarship|
|The Goizueta Foundation Scholarship|
|General Marcelite Harris, Ret. Scholarship|
|Harry and Marie Kason Honors Scholarship|
|Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College Scholarship|
|Dr. Floyd F. Koch Ethics Honors Scholarship||
|LIFE Honors Scholarship|
|The Mellon Honors Scholarship|
|O’Hagan Family Foundation Scholarship|
|Raddock Honors Scholarship|
|Ida and Ted Reiss Honors College Scholarship|
|Bertha and Alfred Richman Honors College Scholarship|
|Arthur J. Rooney Scholarship|
|The Rooney Brothers Honors Scholarship|
|J.M. Rubin Foundation Honors Ethics Scholarship|
|Edward E. Shoaf Honors Ethic Scholarship|
|Helen Shoaf Memorial Honors Scholarship|
|Robin B. Smith Scholarship|
|Wachovia Honors Scholarship|
|Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College Scholarship|
|Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College Speakers Forum Scholarship|
|Philip Zinman Foundation|
Honors International Studies Scholarship
The Marian Altman Memorial Honors College Scholarship
Established by Sydney A. Altman to honor the life and memory of his wife, Marian, and to provide outstanding Wilkes Honors College students with scholarships.
May be renewed for up to three years based on satisfactory progress toward graduation.
Fredrick and Katherine Bigony Scholarship
Established by Frederick and Katherine Bigony for Wilkes Honors College students in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need.
Read more details.
Leslie and Robert Blum Honors Scholarship
Established in 2001, this scholarship is directed toward students in good standing at the Wilkes Honors College.
Robert Lee and Thomas M Chastain Charitable Foundation
The Robert Lee and Thomas M Chastain Charitable Foundation Honors Scholarship for WHC student in good standing
with a minimum of 2.5 GPA with preference given for financial need.
Debt Management Credit Counseling Corporation
Established in 2001 for students who demonstrate academic merit and commitment to the community.
Lawrence J. and Florence A. DeGeorge Charitable Trust
For full-time students in good standing at the WHC.
Frederick T. DeHon Scholarship
Established by Fidelity Federal Savings Bank of Florida in memory of Frederick DeHon to provide scholarships for Wilkes Honors College students.
El Sol Honors Scholarship
Supported by Frank and Mimi Walsh for students who provide community service at the El Sol Center in Jupiter and have financial need.
Established by FAU employees to provide scholarships for Wilkes Honors College students.
Alexandria T.J. Galaini Scholarship
Established by David and Patricia Galaini in honor of their daughter, Alexandria T.J. Galaini,
to provide scholarship opportunities to Wilkes Honors College students.
The Goizueta Foundation Scholarship
Established by The Goizueta Foundation to provide one full, need-based scholarship annually for an in-state Hispanic Wilkes Honors College student.
General Marcelite Harris, Ret. Scholarship
Established by Gen. Marcelite Harris to support Wilkes Honors College students.
Harry and Marie Kason Honors Scholarship
The Harry and Marie Kason Honors Scholarship was established by a former Associate Dean of the Honors College, Dr. Nancy Poulson.
Students with a 3.5 or higher GPA and are full time may be considered for this honor.
Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College Scholarship
Established by Dr. Floyd F. Koch and given to the student with the highest, non-cumulative grade point average after completion of the freshman,
sophomore, and junior year at the Wilkes Honors College.
Dr. Floyd F. Koch Ethics Honors Scholarship
Established by Dr. Floyd F. Koch in 2001 for full-time Wilkes Honors College students. Awards are competitively given to those students, based on
cumulative GPA, who meet all requirements and conditions of the scholarship, including course completion, academic standing, and commitment to community.
LIFE Honors Scholarship
Leaders in Furthering Education (LIFE) created this award in 2002 and it is given to Florida high school students attending the Wilkes Honors College
who demonstrate financial need, commitment to community, and academic merit. It provides up to $2,500.
The Mellon Honors Scholarship
Established in 2004 by Mellon, Private Wealth Management, for full-time Wilkes Honors College students in good standing.
O’Hagan Family Foundation Scholarship
Funds provided by William and June O’Hagan for Honors College students with a desire to participate
in service learning opportunities with “at-risk” elementary students.
Read more details.
Raddock Honors Scholarship
Established by Jay and Sharon Raddock to provide scholarships to Wilkes Honors College students.
Ida and Ted Reiss Honors College Scholarship
Annual scholarship created by Marilyn Fisher in 1997 in memory of her parents, Ida and Ted Reiss.
Bertha and Alfred Richman Honors College Scholarship
Annual scholarship established by FAU alumna Nancy Richman Gilbert in memory of her parents, Bertha and Alfred Richman.
May be renewed upon satisfactory progress by the recipient.
Arthur J. Rooney Scholarship
Established by Patrick J. Rooney in memory of Arthur J. Rooney, providing scholarship opportunities to Wilkes Honors College students.
The Rooney Brothers Honors Scholarship
Established in 2003 by the Rooney Family to assist full-time students in good standing at the Wilkes Honors College.
J.M. Rubin Foundation Honors Ethics Scholarship
Established in 2000 by the J.M. Rubin Foundation. Awards are competitively given to full-time Wilkes Honors College students
who meet all requirements and conditions of the scholarship, including course completion, academic standing, and commitment to community,
with priority given to students who demonstrate financial need.
Edward E. Shoaf Honors Scholarship
Established to support full-time students at the Wilkes Honors College who demonstrate financial need. May be renewed for students good standing.
Edward E. Shoaf Honors Ethic Scholarship
Established by Edward E. Shoaf in 2002 with the following provisions: recipients must pass a required ethics course, demonstrate financial need,
remain in good standing at the Wilkes Honors college, and demonstrate a commitment to community service.
Helen Shoaf Memorial Honors Scholarship
Established by Edward E. Shoaf in 2003 in honor of his mother to assist full-time Wilkes Honors College students with demonstrated financial need.
Scholarship may be renewed if student remains in good standing at the college.
Robin B. Smith Scholarship
The financial support is for Wilkes Honors College full-time students in good standing and may include study abroad programs for FAU credit.
Wachovia Honors Scholarship
Established by Wachovia to support students at the Wilkes Honors College.
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College Scholarship
Established in memory of Harriet L. Wilkes to provide scholarships to students in good standing at the college.
Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College Speakers Forum Scholarship
Established by the Speakers Forum Committee of the Wilkes Honors College Advisory Board to support full-time students in good standing at the college.
Philip Zinman Foundation Honors International Studies Scholarship
Established in 2001, this scholarship is awarded to Wilkes Honors College student pursuing a concentration in International Studies. This award may be renewed.
Frederick and Katherine Bigony 'Pay-it-Forward' Scholarship Program
This scholarship provides interest-free loans to support students at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College at FAU's John D. MacArthur Campus. The
benefactors are providing this support to students who accept the moral obligation to, sometime during their lifetime, give back the funds that they had received in order
to support future Wilkes Honors College students. There is no legal requirement to pay back the funds, but a moral obligation to 'pay it forward.'
- Be registered full-time at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College;
- Be at the sophomore level or higher;
- Demonstrate financial need as determined by their EFC (expected family contribution) as calculated based on a current FAFSA;
- Be a Florida resident;
- Be in good standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0;
- Agree to undertake the moral obligation to make every effort to re-pay the money received from the Bigony 'Pay it Forward' scholarship – in their lifetime
– to benefit future students of the Wilkes Honors College.
Funds may be used to cover costs of tuition, room and board at an amount up to $5,000 per year. The awards may be renewable up to two additional years to eligible students depending upon available funding. This award will be in addition to a student's Honors College Merit Scholarship.
To Apply: Download and fill out an application form and submit it to the Honors College Dean's Suite. Deadline for applications for new 2013-14 awards is Friday, May 31, 2013. Submit applications in person, by fax (561-799-8602: Attn: 'Bigony PIF Committee'), or by mail (to Bigony PIF Committee, c/o Sandy Ogden, HC Dean's Suite, Wilkes Honors College of FAU, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458)
O'Hagan Family Foundation Mentoring Young Lives Scholarship
APPLICATION DEADLINE - Monday, September 12, 2011
Goals and Requirements
The O’Hagan Family Foundation Mentoring Young Lives Scholarship provides financial assistance to Wilkes Honors College students who demonstrate a commitment
to serving as mentors to young students in the 3rd, 4th or 5th grades at selected schools in Palm Beach County. The goal of this scholarship is to develop
well- rounded, skilled, and committed individuals who are motivated to provide guidance and direction to young people in need. Preference will be given to
applicants with financial need who demonstrate a commitment to community service and academic excellence. These scholarships shall be awarded to students
in good standing without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, or handicap.
Scholarship recipients will be required to complete a minimum of fifty hours of mentoring with students selected for them during the two terms (spring and fall)
of the academic year in which the scholarship is received. Awardees are also required to write a letter of appreciation to the benefactor of this program.
Details of the Scholarship
Students who have completed at least one semester of study at the Wilkes Honors College may receive up to an additional $1,000 in scholarship funds
over awarded WHC merit based scholarship to be applied toward their tuition and fees. There are a limited number of scholarships available. The awards
are distributed during the fall and/or spring terms.
Application must be made by the published deadline and must indicate interest in a full year or one term of participation.
Responsibilities of the Recipients
In coordination with staff members of the selected school, each recipient of the scholarship will serve a minimum of fifty hours (annually) of active
mentorship with the student(s) that he or she has been assigned during the course of the academic year. The time commitment is extended over the designated
academic terms and may include such activities as discussing topics of interest with the children, academic project support, assisting with homework assignments
in appropriate ways, reading, and similar constructive activities in conjunction with a student mentoring plan developed with the school.
The venue will be at selected elementary schools in Northern Palm Beach County. Students will provide their own transportation.
Qualifications and Guidelines for Applications
- Be a full-time Wilkes Honors College student in good standing who has completed at least one semester at the Wilkes Honors College
at the time of application and be at the sophomore level or higher;
- Provide evidence of a commitment to community service;
- Achieve and maintain a cumulative Wilkes Honors College GPA of 3.0 or above;
- Submit scholarship application and supportive materials (see below) to the selection committee by the deadline;
- Complete all screening processes and background checks required for contact with school children by the State of Florida and/or the selected school.
- Completed and signed application form;
- At least one letter of recommendation that addresses the candidate’s suitability to serve as a mentor for a young child;
- A résumé detailing community service, employment history, academic achievements, skills and interests, and honors and awards;
- A brief (not to exceed 300 words) essay detailing your interest in serving as a mentor;
- Optional: two-page (maximum) document explaining special circumstances or financial need.
To apply, please include the following items with your application:
- Completed application
- Letter(s) of recommendation
- 300-word (maximum) essay
- Optional: Two-page (maximum) document explaining special circumstances or financial need.
Please mail or hand-deliver your complete application to:
Dean Jeffrey L. Buller
HC 133 (Dean’s Suite)
FAU Wilkes Honors College
5353 Parkside Drive Jupiter, FL 33458