From acceptance to graduation, every scholar accepted into the program follows an established path to ensure their success.
After students are accepted to FAU, they complete a supplemental information form and are identified as Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars.
The Scholarship Award
The average annual award per Scholar is $12,500, after all available aid has been applied. An Emerging Scholars reception will be held at the Baldwin House, hosted by President and First Lady Kelly.
Scholars attend FAU’s New Student Orientation, followed by a separate Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Program orientation.
Meet the Mentor
First-year Scholars are paired with a mentor. Mentors can be faculty members, staff members, graduate students, or undergraduate students interested in connecting with a new student at FAU. This relationship is meant to inspire, encourage and support a student while defining and meeting their academic and personal goals here at FAU.
Scholars are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits per academic year.
Scholars receive 4-year on-campus housing. An Emerging Scholars department head within the complex provides guidance as needed.
All Scholars take SLS 1503: Learning Strategies and Human Development.
Scholars complete a workshop to learn how to budget money and build credit.
Scholars attend an athletic event, such as a football game, to learn about determination, persistence and school pride from FAU coaches.
Scholars take SLS 1301: Career and Life Planning, to learn about resume writing and goal setting for internships and job placement. Scholars meet with career planners.
Scholars join a student organization to learn about research, service or leadership, such as Toastmasters—an organization geared towards strengthening a Scholar’s social, engagement and presentation skills.
Scholars visit their high schools to speak to students about their college experience. Serving as peer mentors during their second years, Scholars begin to giveback.
Scholars benefit from one-on-one relationships with advising staff.
Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars are encouraged to study abroad.
Scholars are encouraged to complete at least one internship before graduation—robust intern programs are provided. Numerous Strul portfolio companies provide summer work programs in companies that embrace Best Practices, combined with excellent organizational culture.
Prior to Commencement, Scholars attend a reception at the Baldwin House, hosted by President and First Lady Kelly. Here, Scholars receive their Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars pin—an item worn with pride at the Commencement ceremony. Post-graduate support includes advising, life coaching and connections with fellow alumni and career workshops.
Following graduation from FAU, Scholars are encouraged to give back to the program.
The Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Program Application is now available.