FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – As part of their ongoing support of Nova Southeastern University (NSU), representatives from SunTrust and the SunTrust Foundation have donated $50,000 to fund an endowed scholarship, adding to the organization’s significant investment in education throughout the community and at NSU. The scholarship is for undergraduate students with financial need and who are first generation college students.
Margaret Callihan, president and CEO of SunTrust and David Ross, senior vice president and relationship manager of SunTrust, presented the donation to Jacqueline A. Travisano, NSU executive vice president and COO at a recent ceremony.
SunTrust and the SunTrust Foundation are Silver Members of the Fellows Society, NSU’s highest level of philanthropic benefactors who have consistently supported the university’s mission.
“We are proud to support Nova Southeastern University through this scholarship and our other charitable contributions,” said President Callihan. “Helping first generation college students in their pursuit of higher education and preparation for a professional career is not only a worthy cause but a good business decision that will drive our economic sustainability.”
“SunTrust Foundation’s long history of giving to NSU is enhanced by this gift for scholarship,” said Executive Vice President Travisano. “They are setting an example by investing in the next generation of business and community leaders. This truly helps students who want to receive a high-quality private education but can’t afford one.” The first scholarship will be awarded to a student this summer for fall.