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.
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.'
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
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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
To apply, please include the following items with your application:
Please mail or hand-deliver your complete application to: Dean Jeffrey L. Buller