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. 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 who have grade point averages of at least 2.5.
“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.”
“Jim McKinley always supported students wanting to pursue higher education,” explained Ralph Campbell, president and CEO of McKinley Insurance. “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.
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