Enabling qualified Florida high school graduates to attend FAU, regardless of their socioeconomic status.

Racism and violence have no place on our campus, in our country or in our world.

 

As the most diverse university in the state system, our students are our strength and the Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Program stands with them in solidarity.

 

For those scholars who need to talk — we are here for you.

 

The Kelly/Strul Team

Racism and violence have no place on our campus, in our country or in our world.

 

As the most diverse university in the state system, our students are our strength and the Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Program stands with them in solidarity.

 

For those scholars who need to talk — we are here for you.

 

The Kelly/Strul Team

The Need

2017 statistics reveal that 53% of college students graduate with roughly $23,300 in student loan debt. National student debt, a hot topic for financial watchdogs, has surpassed credit card and other forms of personal debt, coming in second only to mortgage debt. Encompassing 45 million+ graduates, and reaching more than $1.4 trillion, national student debt has become a crisis.

The financial ripple effect for graduates saddled with student debt is substantial.

According to LendEdu.com statistics, student loan borrowers have been effected in the following ways:

30%
Nearly 30% move back in with their parents after graduation.
47%
Over 47% have delayed buying a car.
28%
Almost 28% have delayed getting married.
63%
Around 63% have delayed buying a home.
34%
More than 34% have delayed starting a family.
73%
Over 73% have delayed saving for retirement.

The Vision

To become a national leader in creating opportunities that support the academic goals of first-generation, low-income students by addressing barriers to education access and transforming them into civically responsible global leaders.

The Mission

The Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Program assists academically talented first-generation, low-income students graduate debt-free from Florida Atlantic University in four years or less. The program provides scholars with financial resources, academic support, wraparound services, mentorship and memorable life experiences that help them become successful leaders.

The Path

From acceptance to graduation, every scholar accepted into the program follows an established path to ensure their success.