Endowed Scholarships


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
The Peter and Janice Brock Honors Scholarship
Howard and Emily Bromberg Honors Scholarship
Robert Lee and Thomas M Chastain
Charitable Foundation Honors Scholarship
Debt Management Credit Counseling Corporation
Honors Scholarship
Lawrence J. and Florence A. DeGeorge Charitable Trust Honors Scholarship
Frederick T. DeHon Scholarship
Victor DiElmo Family Honors Scholarship
El Sol Honors Scholarship
FAUNAA
Founders Scholarship
Alexandria T.J. Galaini Scholarship
The Goizueta Foundation Scholarship
Richard and Dian Gordon Honors Scholarships
Dian Gordon Memorial Honors Scholarship
General Marcelite Harris, Ret. Scholarship
IBM SECU Scholarship
Harry and Marie Kason Honors Scholarship
Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors College Scholarship
Dr. Floyd F. Koch Honors Graduate Science Award
Dr. Floyd F. Koch Ethics Honors Scholarship
Law and Society Honors Scholarship
The Mellon Honors Scholarship
Lura Myers Honors Scholarship
The Irving and Rosalind Nyman Honors 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
Wells Fargo 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.
     
     
The Peter and Janice Brock Honors Scholarship   For full-time honors students in good standing.
     
     
Howard and Emily Bromberg Honors Scholarship   For students with an interest in the sciences.
     
     
Robert Lee and Thomas M Chastain Charitable Foundation Honors Scholarship   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 Honors Scholarship   Established in 2001 for students who demonstrate academic merit and commitment to the community.
     
     
Lawrence J. and Florence A. DeGeorge Charitable Trust Honors Scholarship   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.
     
     
Victor DiElmo Family Honors Scholarship   For full-time students in good standing at the Wilkes Honors College.
     
     
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.
     
FAUNAA   Established an honors scholarship for WHC students in good standing with financial need.
     
     
Henry Morrison Flagler Honors Scholarships   Established by the William R. Kenan Jr. Charitable Trust for students who exhibit outstanding leadership, scholarship, courage, integrity, and vigor.  Includes four enrichment programs.  Only available to incoming freshmen.
     
     
Founders Scholarship   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.
     
     
Richard and Dian Gordon Honors Scholarship   For students in good standing at the WHC with an interest in the natural sciences
     
     
Dian Gordon Memorial Honors Scholarship   For WHC students with a preference for students interested in literature or English.
     
     
General Marcelite Harris, Ret. Scholarship   Established by Gen. Marcelite Harris to support Wilkes Honors College students.
     
     
IBM SECU Scholarship   For undergraduate students at the Jupiter campus with an interest in the life sciences.
     
     
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 Honors Graduate Science Award   Awarded to Honors College  graduate who enters either the College of Medicine or the College of Science at FAU. Selection based on gpa. Provides up to $5,000 for the first year of graduate study at FAU.
     
     
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.
     
     
Law and Society Honors Scholarship   Established by the Palm Beach County Bar Association, North County Section for Honors Students interested in pre-law, law and society, government, or related fields of study.
     
     
The Mellon Honors Scholarship   Established in 2004 by Mellon, Private Wealth Management, for full-time Wilkes Honors College students in good standing.
     
     
Lura Myers Honors Scholarship   Established by Mrs. Myers to assist students at the Honors College with financial need.
     
     
The Irving and Rosalind Nyman Honors Scholarship   Established via an estate gift from Irving and Rosalind Nyman.
     
     
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 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.
     
     
Wells Fargo Honors Scholarship   Established by Wells Fargo (formerly 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 a Wilkes Honors College student pursuing a concentration in International Studies.  This award may be renewed.


*Additional awards are available for internships, special projects, and conference presentation.

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.'

Eligibility

Recipients must:
  • 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 2014-15 awards is Friday, May 31, 2014. 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: May 31
 
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 service as mentors to young students 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 arrange to serve as a tutor and complete a minimum of fifty hours of mentoring with students in elementary or middle-school 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 $2,000 in scholarship funds over their existing 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.
Applications submitted by the deadline 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 an elementary or middle school in Northern Palm Beach County.  Students will arrange to be a tutor and 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
Application Requirements:
  • 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 resume 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 service as a mentor
  • Option: 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
 
 

 



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