NSU’s H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship recently announced Pathway Scholars, a new scholarship program in partnership with community organizations and corporate sponsors, as reported in the South Florida Business Journal. In addition to financial support, the scholarships exemplify several of NSU’s Core Values by providing internships and mentorships with business leaders, academic support, a community network of peers and other resources to ensure recipients’ academic and social success while pursuing their degree at the Huizenga Business School.
AutoNation made a $60,000 gift that will help sponsor one student through his or her entire undergraduate experience at the university. Additionally, H. Wayne Huizenga made a pledge of significant additional funds to be used for the Pathway Scholars program and it is anticipated that as the Pathway Scholars program grows, additional corporate sponsors will participate.
“This is the kind of educational program that AutoNation looks to support and the fact that it’s going to be installed at the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University has success written all over it,” said AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson. “Pathway Scholars will be given every opportunity to succeed in school, in business, and in life. That’s our goal. That is our pledge to the students.”
Pathway Scholars will be assisted by Take Stock in Children, a non-profit organization that provides a unique opportunity for low-income and at-risk students to escape the cycle of poverty through education. “This is a fresh way to look at supporting the educational goals of some of South Florida’s most disadvantaged high school students – we are taking a more holistic approach here,” said D. Michael Fields, Ph.D., dean of the Huizenga Business School. “Everyone is served well by this program, from the students, to the school, all the way to the businesses that will eventually hire these bright young students and the community as a whole.”