Applications Now Open

The Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Program is now accepting applications for the Class of 2024! Applications must be submitted by Sunday, March 1. We encourage you to share the link below with academically talented first-generation students in your area and on your social media accounts.

The Spirit of Giving on 740 AM with Jorene Jameson and Tashyra Johnson

Recently, FAU Director of Development Jorene Jameson and Tashyra Johnson were interviewed on Beasley Broadcasting Group’s show, “Spirit of Giving.” Airing on Sunday mornings on 740-AM at 6:20 a.m. and 1470-AM at 7:30 a.m., Jorene spoke at length about the Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Program

Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Board Member Cecilia Peters, Honored at the Annual Talon Leadership Awards Ceremony

Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Program board member and first-generation college student advocate Cecilia Peters was awarded the Alumni Talon Award during the annual Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Talon Leadership Awards Ceremony. During the October 17 ceremony, Cecilia was recognized for her selfless commitment to the mentorship…

Catching up with Isabel Hidalgo, Cohort 1

Kelly/Strul scholar Isabel Hidalgo is only one semester from graduation. We sat down with Isabel, part of the first class of students accepted into the program, as she reflected on her experience at FAU and shared her future plans. What classes have you enjoyed the…

Third Class of First-Gen Owls Join the Flock

This year, 15 new first-generation students became Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars. The class of 2023 is an eclectic group of students filled with academic promise and …

First-Gen Owls Continue to Soar

It’s shaping up to be a landmark year for the FAU Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Program. It continues to develop and evolve, facilitating student success through its comprehensive network of mentorship and advising services …

Angie Joseph

Originally from Naples, Florida, Angie Joseph graduated top of her high school class with a 5.23 GPA and was heavily involved in numerous clubs and organizations. Studious, dedicated and creative, Angie …

Barry Beck

Barry Beck may be relatively new to American culture, but the FAU Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars board member is well-acquainted with the American Dream. Born and raised in England, Beck qualified as a …



Meet the Team


Tracy Boulukos

A.V.P. for Financial Aid & New Student Services Initiatives

Alexandra Zetlaoui

Coordinator for First Generation Student Success