Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences
Scholarships and Grants

Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences institutional awards are managed by the Office of the Dean. See specific award descriptions for eligibility and renewal requirements. These awards are normally discontinued when a student has earned 130 credits in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences or leaves the college to attend another NSU program. Students may petition for scholarship continuation on a semester-by-semester basis to meet requirements for their primary degree program. Petitions must be submitted in writing to the Office of the Dean. Students who have previously earned bachelor's degrees are not eligible for institutional awards if they choose to seek a second bachelor’s degree at NSU. Employees receiving tuition benefits from the university are not eligible for any of the awards listed, unless explicitly stated otherwise. For information and applications, use the contact information listed below. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Alvin Sherman Family Assistance Scholarship
(PALS and Career Development students)
Alvin Sherman Family Scholarships
(PALS and Career Development students)
Bogard Endowment Fund
Changing Lives Scholarships

Changing Lives Scholarships are donor-supported awards designed to help qualifying students.

Continuing Career Student Grants
(Career Development students only)
Dean's Office Scholarships
(PALS and Career Development students)
Dual Admission Scholarships
(Dual Admission PALS students only)
Farquhar Undergraduate Scholarship
Henry E. Kinney Journalistic Scholarship
Honors Program Scholarships
James and Nan Farquhar Performing Arts Grant
(PALS students only)
K.C. Wright Endowed Scholarship
McCahill Scholarship
Nelnet Assistance Scholarship
NSU Mako Band Scholarship
NSU Sharkestra Pep Band Award
(PALS students only)
NSU Vocal Ensemble Scholarship
P/B Blaize Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship has been established to support the study of the Jewish cultural legacy.

Professional and Liberal Studies Book Awards
(continuing PALS students only)
Richard P. Norman Memorial Endowment
Sherwin Presidential Endowment
Siegel Family Criminal Justice Endowed Scholarship Fund
Stolzenberg-Doan Scholarship
(PALS and Career Development students)

The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences offers the Stolzenberg-Doan Family Endowment to support the college’s international studies major. The college acknowledges the generosity of humanities professor James E. Doan, Ph.D., for this endowment, which is intended to support an annual lecture as well as scholarship opportunities for students.

This endowment is named in memory of Doan’s grandparents, Helen M. Stolzenberg and Joseph J. Stolzenberg, as well as his mother, Marilyn J. Doan, to honor their commitment to furthering knowledge of languages, history, and cultures of other nations.

About the Stolzenberg-Doan Family

James Doan, Ph.D., a professor of humanities in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, established this award in honor of his grandparents, Helen and Joe Stolzenberg, and his mother, Marilyn J. Doan, for their commitment to the study of the history, languages, and cultures of other nations. Helen was born in Ely, Minnesota, of Finnish parents, and Joe, fluent in German and Bulgarian, served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean War. Marilyn, proud of her German and Finnish ancestry, encouraged Doan to pursue his lifelong interests in foreign cultures, particularly their languages, folklore, and mythologies. The award named in their honor provides financial assistance to students at Nova Southeastern University to study abroad in summer courses taught or sponsored by Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences faculty.

The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Professional and Liberal Studies Program International Student Scholarships
(continuing PALS students only)
The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences Professional and
Liberal Studies Scholarships
(continuing PALS students only)
The Ellen Dix Thompson Living Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship has been established through the generous efforts of a recent graduate of NSU. The award honors and promotes the unique qualities emblematic of Ellen Dix Thompson, a woman who strives to surpass limitations and help individuals to reach their maximum potential.

The Judith Shulimson Memorial Scholarship
(PALS and Career Development students)

The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences offers a scholarship created in memory of former professor Judith Shulimson. Judith Shulimson, a professor of humanities who taught anthropology and folklore in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences from 1988 to 1993, worked to foster student community and support gender studies programs in the college. The Judith Shulimson Memorial Scholarship will provide financial assistance to continuing students in the college who are committed to women’s and gender studies. Eligibility and application details are listed below.

About Judith Shulimson

About Judith Shulimson Judith Shulimson earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986. Her doctoral research was based on her work with the Eskimo Heritage Program in Nome, which is dedicated to preserving Alaskan indigenous cultural traditions. She joined the faculty of the Division of Humanities in 1988 after teaching at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and directing the Folk Artists in the Schools Project in Macon County, North Carolina. Before her death from breast cancer in 1993, Shulimson taught courses in anthropology and folklore, and, with Kathleen Waites, Ph.D., founded the first Women’s Studies program at the college in 1990. She honored her strong convictions by bequeathing funds to establish the Women’s Resource Institute and to support women’s education at NSU.  

The Linda Gordon Memorial Scholarship
(PALS and Career Development students)

The Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences a offers a scholarship created in memory of former professor Linda Gordon. Linda Gordon, a professor of humanities who taught literature and composition in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences from 1990 to 2004, had a passion for travel, nature, and art. The Linda Gordon Memorial Scholarship will provide financial assistance to continuing students in the college who share her creative approach to education, including travel and commitment to social and environmental concerns. Eligibility and application details are listed below. The Linda Gordon Memorial Scholarship (PALS and Career Development students)

About Linda Gordon

About Linda Gordon
Routeburn Track, New Zealand Linda A. Gordon earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She taught literature and composition in the Division of Humanities in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, 1990-2004. A specialist in modernism, she presented and published essays on the art and literature of the period. Her interests were wide ranging, however, and took her far beyond her original pursuits—literally and figuratively. She was at the vanguard of integrating technology into the classroom, offering both instruction and encouragement to her colleagues and students. Outside of academia, she devoted herself to a variety of artistic, environmental, and social causes. She volunteered for a range of organizations, from the Bonnet House to Habitat for Humanity, and adopted Raggs, a rescued greyhound. She nurtured a passion for travel and, in her inimitable fashion, embarked on a solitary journey around the world in 1996, keeping a journal of her adventures. An avid outdoorswoman, a proponent of the arts, a champion of social causes, Linda A. Gordon was an educator in the truest sense of the word.

William A. and Evelyn J. Krueger Scholarship
Wolfgang Wasserman Scholarship