FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A new scholarship is now available for undergraduate first-generation students studying business at Nova Southeastern University (NSU), thanks to a $50,000 donation from McKinley Insurance Services, announced the firm’s President and CEO Ralph Campbell. The Jim McKinley Endowed Scholarship Fund, named in memory of the company’s founder who passed away last year, will generate annual scholarships to support full-time students of the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business Entrepreneurship (HSBE) who have grade point averages of at least 2.5.
“Jim McKinley always supported students wanting to pursue higher education,” explained Campbell. “This scholarship preserves his legacy of helping others and helps students who may not otherwise have an opportunity to attend such a prestigious university as NSU.
“Many minority students are the first in their families to attend college, so hopefully this scholarship will help break that cycle and help prepare the business leaders of the future.”
The McKinley Fund is one of the first NSU scholarships for minority students.
“We salute Ralph Campbell and his vision for the future of education,” said Alan Levan, who chairs the school’s Ambassador Board, a select group of business leaders who support the school with their financial gifts and experience. “Scholarships like this insure that our school graduates a more diverse and prepared group of business professionals.”
About McKinley Insurance
Founded in 1987, McKinley Insurance is an independent agency representing more than 100 insurance carriers and is licensed in more than 30 states. The Fort Lauderdale-based firm offers a wide variety of insurance products, including group benefits, disability coverage, student and athletic coverage, life and health insurance, pension plans, commercial property and casualty and consulting services. For more information, visit www.mckinleyinsurance.com or call 954-938-2685.
About the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship
Serving more than 6,000 students, the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in areas such as accounting, finance, human resource management, public administration, sales and more. The Huizenga Business School also boasts the largest Master of Business Administration MBA sales program in Florida as well as sales certificate. The school is housed in the five-story state-of-the-art Carl DeSantis Building on Nova Southeastern University’s main campus in Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida, but programs are available at multiple locations and online. For more information, visit http://www.huizenga.nova.edu/.
About Nova Southeastern University
Located in Davie, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited Florida University dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs of distinction from preschool through the professional and doctoral levels. NSU has more than 28,000 students and is the eighth largest not-for-profit independent institution nationally. The University awards associate’s, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, specialist, and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields, including business, counseling, computer and information sciences, education, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, dentistry, various health professions, law, marine sciences, early childhood, psychology and other social sciences. Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU was also awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification in 2010 for the University’s significant commitment to and demonstration of community engagement. For more information about NSU visit www.nova.edu.
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Brandon Hensler, APR, NSU Office of Public Affairs
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