The Path

The Path

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

Acceptance

Acceptance

After students are accepted to FAU, they complete a supplemental information form and are identified as Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars.

The Scholarship Award

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.

Orientation

Orientation

Scholars attend FAU’s New Student Orientation, followed by a separate Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Program orientation.

Meet the Mentor

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.

Start School

Start School

Scholars are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits per academic year.

Campus Housing

Campus Housing

Scholars receive 4-year on-campus housing. An Emerging Scholars department head within the complex provides guidance as needed.

Required Course

Required Course

All Scholars take SLS 1503: Learning Strategies and Human Development.

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy

Scholars complete a workshop to learn how to budget money and build credit.

Owl Pride

Owl Pride

Scholars attend an athletic event, such as a football game, to learn about determination, persistence and school pride from FAU coaches.

Career Planning

Career Planning

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.

Student Organizations

Student Organizations

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.

Mentoring

Mentoring

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.

Advising

Advising

Scholars benefit from one-on-one relationships with advising staff.

Going Global

Going Global

Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars are encouraged to study abroad.

Internship

Internship

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.

Graduation Prep

Graduation Prep

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.

Giving Back

Giving Back

Following graduation from FAU, Scholars are encouraged to give back to the program.