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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
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NSU Extends Offer of Full Tuition Scholarships to All Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars

After significant number of responses, NSU increases funding of unique scholarship

FT. LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla.—Due to a larger than expected response to its offer of 100 percent tuition awards to 30 incoming students that qualify for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is now extending the scholarship beyond the original 30 scholarships. NSU is the only independent, not-for-profit university in Florida offering the 100 percent scholarship to Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars (BFFAS). In addition, NSU is also providing a $500 Residence Scholarship for all eligible BFFAS students choosing to live in the university residence halls.

“President Ferrero directed the institution to identify additional funding to accommodate a larger number of our Bright Future Florida Academic Scholarships”, said George Hanbury, Ph.D., NSU’s executive vice president/COO.

“We have seen tremendous interest in this scholarship so we decided to increase its funding.” said NSU President Ray Ferrero, Jr. “We want to ensure that these bright students are given every opportunity to continue their education.”

Eligibility requirements for the award are as follows:

  • Meet all eligibility requirements of the Florida Academic Scholars Award (Bright Futures Florida Academic Scholars) including:
    • 3.5 grade point average
    • 1270 SAT (Critical Reading and Math) or 28 Composite ACT
    • 75 community-service hours
    • 15 credits of college preparatory academic courses
  • First-time enrollee at NSU in fall 2009
  • First-time in college student, graduating from an accredited Florida high school in May 2009.
  • Full-time enrollment in an undergraduate program at NSU’s main campus in Ft. Lauderdale.
  • Must apply for and receive Florida Residency Access Grant (FRAG).

To apply, students need to fill out the NSU Bright Futures Scholars Award application and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and NSU State Aid application forms. The applications can be found on the Web site for NSU’s office of student financial assistance at http://www.nova.edu/financialaid/index.html or by calling 800-338-4723.

Media Contact:
Alan Hancock, NSU Office of Public Affairs
954-262-5385, hancocka@nova.edu