Our Story

Our Story

The Founders

The Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Program at FAU was created by President John Kelly and First Lady Carolyn Kelly, and Boca Raton philanthropists Aubrey and Sally Strul, and provides financial resources and support to first generation, low-income undergraduate students.

The Founders

The Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Program at FAU was created by President John Kelly and First Lady Carolyn Kelly, and Boca Raton philanthropists Aubrey and Sally Strul, and provides financial resources and support to first generation, low-income undergraduate students.

The Beginning

To begin the program, FAU received a gift of $1 million from Aubrey and Sally Strul. Aubrey Strul, an entrepreneur and the first from his family to attend college, is actively building the fund to allow more students to graduate without the crippling burden of debt.

The Future

By 2019, Strul hopes to aid 30 students annually through the program. An investment of $50,000 per student ($12,500 per year for four years), ensures that students can attain their FAU degree within four years, free from financial worry and with the ability to devote themselves fully and successfully to academic and co-curricular achievements.