Henry Morrison Flagler Scholarships
The monetary value of the Henry Morrison Flagler Scholarship over fours years exceeds $72,000. Its lifetime value is priceless.
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The Henry Morrison Flagler Scholarship Program, created by The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust (established by Henry Flagler s brother-in-law), supports exceptional undergraduate students, from the State of Florida, to attend the Honors College of Florida Atlantic University. The Henry Morrison Flagler Scholarship is a full merit award that provides extraordinary student-leaders with financial freedom to pursue higher education goals and participate in annual enrichment programs. The program seeks to further personal and intellectual development of outstanding scholars within the environment of FAU s residential Honors College as a foundation to promote global awareness, understanding, interaction, and peace.
Henry Morrison Flagler Scholars are expected to be, in demeanor and achievement, superior citizens of the college and the world. Their presence in the Honors College is expected to enhance the excellence of the Honors College through their contributions in the classroom and in campus and community life. Additional information may be obtained from the Honors College Office of Admissions.
Student must be an incoming freshman and a Florida resident to be eligible to receive a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship.
CriteriaLeadership: Students must demonstrate exceptional leadership ability, including the capacity to motivate and lead others.
Scholarship: Academic distinction is necessary but is not the singular determining criterion for selection as a Henry Morrison Flagler Scholar. High-school students considered for a Henry Morrison Flagler Scholarship must meet admission qualifications of the Honors College, as well as award requirements. Recipients of the awards must maintain an Honors College grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 to maintain eligibility for renewal of the award.
Integrity: Students must show evidence of strong moral character.
Courage: Students must demonstrate courage to challenge themselves in academics, community service and problem solving environments.
Vigor: Students must display energy-a zest for life-as shown in sports or other venues.
Henry Morrison Flagler Scholarships include:
Honors College Full-Time Undergraduate Merit-based Scholarship
- Starting with students entering Fall 2013, the Flagler will cover Room and Board as well as Tuition and Fees not covered by Bright Futures, up to $7500 per semester for Fall/Spring, plus four summer enrichments programs. This totals over $72,000 over four years.
Study Enrichment Program
- Outward Bound Program (summer before Freshman year)--up to $3,000.
- Non-Profit Program (summer before Sophomore year)--up to $3,000.
- Enterprise Program (summer before Junior year)--up to $3,000.
- Study Abroad Program (summer before Senior year)--up to $4,000.
Peer Mentor Program
Entering freshmen are matched with upper classmen to enhance their introduction to the program and to guide them through the first year of college.
Scholars will meet regularly once per month to have lunch with the Dean, and either the President of FAU, distinguished FAU faculty, visiting speakers or guests.
Fall and Spring Henry Morrison Flagler Scholar Retreats
Scholars will meet for a full day retreat at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters to provide an opportunity for fellowship, to introduce the freshman students, to renew friendships, to share summer experiences and to preview the upcoming term.
A Scholars Day application will be mailed to students who have been admitted to FAU and the Honors College by December 15th. Select students will be invited to compete for the top scholarships, including the Flagler Scholarships, at Scholars Day held in March.
During student's senior year in high school:
- December 15—Deadline for students to be admitted to FAU and the Wilkes Honors College.
- January 2—Scholars Day applications are due.
- February—Selected students are notified of their status and invited to campus for interview.
- March—Campus interviews are held and Flagler Scholars are selected.
- Mid-March—Scholars Day awards mailed.
Terms and conditions
Flagler scholars agree to be full-time students at the Honors College over four years, to participate in 4 summer enrichment programs, and to live on campus all four years. Flagler scholars who apply to graduate in fewer than four years (8 consecutive Fall/Spring semesters) lose their status as a Flagler scholar for the semester in which they apply and all future semesters and must pay back the difference between their Flagler scholarship and the amount offered in their original Honors College scholarship award letter prior to their being selected a Flagler, for the semester in which they apply to graduate. If they do not complete their graduation requirements and still need to enroll full-time for additional semesters, they will be eligible in future semesters only for the original award amount they were offered prior to their being selected a Flagler and are subject to the conditions in the original award letter. Flagler scholars who leave the Honors College prior to completing the academic year following a summer enrichment program must return the moneys received from the College for that summer program. In addition, per federal regulations, students receiving federal aid may not receive awards beyond their Cost of Attendance (COA). If a Flagler recipient is awarded beyond their COA, their scholarship may be reduced.