Wilkes Honors College Scholarships
All students admitted to the Wilkes Honors College are awarded a merit-based scholarship, which is in addition to Florida Bright Futures scholarships and are awarded
based on test scores, academic records, activities, and housing status. No separate application is required and all applicants are automatically considered for one of
these awards. For more information on these scholarships, contact the Office of Admissions.
These scholarships include:
The Henry Morrison Flagler Scholarship: Exceeds $72,000 over four years. More information is available on the
Flagler Scholarship webpage.
For incoming Freshmen only.
The George D. Cornell Honors Scholarship: Up to $60,000 over four years. Covers on campus room/board and tuition/fees not covered by Bright Futures and other awards, up to $7,500/semester based on Fall/Spring enrollment. For Florida residents.
The Harriet L. Wilkes Arts and Humanities Scholarship: Up to $60,000 over four years, for incoming freshmen. Covers on campus room/board and in-state tuition/fees not covered by Bright Futures and other awards, up to $7,500/semester based on Fall/Spring enrollment. For students who declare and pursue a concentration in the fine arts or humanities at the Wilkes Honors College.
The Harriet L. Wilkes Social Sciences Scholarship: Up to $60,000 over four years, for incoming freshmen. Covers on campus room/board and in-state tuition/fees not covered by Bright Futures and other awards, up to $7,500/semester based on Fall/Spring enrollment. For students who declare and pursue a concentration in history or the social sciences at the Wilkes Honors College.
The Dean's Scholarship: National Merit, National Achievement, or National Hispanic Finalist. Up to $7,500 per year, may be renewable.
IB/AICE Awards (up to 7 available): Incoming Freshman, Completion of the International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced International
Certificate in Education (AICE) Diploma and the recommendation of the coordinator or counselor. Up to $6,000 per year, may be renewable.
Leadership Awards (5 available): Incoming Freshman, Outstanding leadership experience, Interview. Up to $6,000 per year, may be renewable.
Honors Scholarships: Admission to the Honors College. Up to $6,000.
Kenan Science Scholarships: For juniors. See the Science Scholarship webpage.
Kenan Social Engagement Scholarships: For sophmores.
See the Kenan Social Engagement Scholarship webpage.
Honors College Endowed Scholarships: Admission to the Honors College. The amount of the scholarships vary from year to year. More information is on our
endowed scholarship webpage.
Out of State Scholarships: Scholarships that can be applied to the out-of-state tuition differential are available to out-of-state students. These may be renewed for up to 4 years so long as students continue to meet eligibility requirements. See Out-of-state scholarship information (pdf).
Latin American and Caribbean Wilkes Honors College Scholarship: For students from Latin America and the Caribbean who are admitted to the Honors College,
the LACWHC scholarship covers most out-of-state tuition costs. To be eligible students must:
- Supply proof of citizenship of Latin America or the Caribbean;
- Meet all requirements for an I20 and an F1 visa as demonstrated by the documents submitted to FAU’s Office of Admissions;
- Be admitted to the Wilkes Honors College;
- Register for at least 12 hours of WHC courses per semester.
The El Sol Scholarship: Up to $5,000 per year, for Honors College students who demonstrate a commitment to serving Florida’s Latin American/Caribbean
immigrant community. Click here for more information and an application.
Other Academic Scholarships:
Talent/Background Based Scholarships - It is good to use an Internet based scholarship search engine, such as www.fastweb.com or www.srnexpress.com. The College Board also maintains a free scholarship database that you can access through their website at www.collegeboard.com.
Prestige Scholarships - Prestige scholarships are nationally competitive scholarships, and include the Marshall, Rhodes, Truman, Udall and Goldwater.
Most of these scholarships are for graduate study. Several of these scholarships require applicants to be nominated by their University representative. Many of the FAU
representatives are Honors College faculty. Further information is available on the Honors College Prestige Scholarships page.
Local/Regional Scholarships - DON’T ignore those local/regional scholarships. A $500 Elks or American Legion scholarship can pay for
the first year of books, and is money that you won’t have to pay back. Apply for any scholarship that you may qualify for. Some require just a 2 page essay,
and millions of dollars in scholarships go unclaimed each year.
In addition, the following are links to other programs that may provide support.
As these programs are not administered by the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, contact the sponsors directly for further information: