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Premier Programs and Shark Preview Weekends

Making your college decision is all about fit – finding the right college; an engaging program of study; scholarships and affordability; and a vibrant atmosphere that match you as a student. Shark Preview Weekends will immerse you in the NSU culture - providing you the chance to interact with our renowned faculty, tour our tropical campus in Fort Lauderdale, spend two nights in our modern residence halls, mingle with current student leaders, and attend campus events.

You will experience firsthand how NSU will prepare you to meet your future goals. Students will have the opportunity to interview for one of our Premier Programs – Dual Admission, Razor’s Edge Scholars, and the Fischler Academy. Attendees will also be invited to attend an information session about what it’s like to be part of the prestigious Farquhar Honors College.  

You must first submit the Premier Programs Application and complete an on-campus interview during one of the Shark Preview Weekends listed below. If selected, you may also be interviewed for the selective President’s level scholarships (by invitation, only).

We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

Available Premier Programs

The Dual Admission Program is designed for first-time freshmen who are focused on their post-graduation career goals and who are interested in securing a reserved seat in one of our participating NSU graduate and professional programs. Students who are accepted into the university and meet the entry requirements for their preferred dual admission program may apply for dual admission status, which would allow them to transition into one of our highly selective health professions, law school, or one of several additional graduate programs in business, computer science, education, humanities, marine biology and psychology. Our dual admission students will also have valuable opportunities to engage with their graduate or professional programs while they are pursuing their undergraduate degrees.   

Requirements: see www.nova.edu/undergraduate/academics/dual-admission/

Award amount: Reserved seat in a graduate and/ or professional school and $200.00

Contact:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
(954) 262-8000
admissions@nova.edu

Students seeking unique, thought-provoking, and engaging learning experiences should consider applying to the Farquhar Honors College. Open to high-achieving undergraduate students, the Honors College offers unique seminars and courses, faculty mentoring, opportunities for research and creative projects, and a supportive community for motivated students in all majors. The Farquhar Honors College offers visiting distinguished speaker events, scholarship support, and other resources to all students.

Requirements: see http://honors.nova.edu/honors/index.html

Award Amount: $500.00 (supplements other institutional awards); recognition of honors courses and honors citation on transcripts; faculty mentoring; supplemental financial support for study abroad

Contact:

Don Rosenblum, Ph.D., Dean of the Farquhar Honors College
(954) 262-8402
donr@nova.edu

The Razor's Edge Leadership Program scholarship experience is designed for student leaders who will be entering college as first time in college freshmen. These students have already demonstrated a commitment to leading and to making an impact both in their schools and in their local communities. Participants must also have the desire to continuously improve their leadership abilities by learning about leadership in the classroom, by applying those lessons, and by taking on leadership roles on campus and beyond. Razor's Edge Leadership participants understand that leadership is not only about one's self, it's also about helping others achieve.

Requirements: Students who are highly involved in their high school and or local community with a demonstrated track record of leadership roles and responsibilities. Students are required to live on campus.

Award Amount: $20,000 ($15,000 tuition restricted, $4,500 campus housing, $500 meal plan) 

Contact:

Daren Capirchio, Director of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement
(954) 262-7297
razorsedgelead@nova.edu

www.nova.edu/studentleadership/razorsedge/

The Razor’s Edge Global Program scholarship is designed for domestic and international students entering college as first time freshmen who have a strong interest in global issues, international relations, global leadership, and cross-cultural understanding. Participants in this innovative scholarship program must have a deep desire to continuously improve their global awareness and leadership skills by sharing their experiences with the NSU community; and demonstrating an understanding of what it is to be part of an ever evolving global society in turn. Upon completion of this 4-year program, Razor’s Edge-Global participants receive a Minor in Global Engagement?

Requirements: Strong interest in global issues, international relations, and global leadership. Students are required to live on campus.

Award amount: $20,000 ($15,000 tuition restricted, $4,500 campus housing, $500 meal plan)

Contact:

Katie Goodroad, Office of International Affairs
(954) 262- 7240
razorsedgeglobal@nova.edu

www.nova.edu/razorsedge/global/

The Razor’s Edge Research Program scholarship is an opportunity for first time college students who are interested in firsthand experiences with research and who are intrigued by scientific inquiry and problem solving. The successful Razor’s Edge Research student will complete research activities with Nova Southeastern University researchers in a variety of fields matched to the student’s interests.

Requirements: Evidence of strong interest in research, scholarly inquiry, and problem solving. Students are required to live on campus.

Award Amount: $20,000 ($15,000 tuition restricted, $4,500 campus housing, $500 meal plan) 

Contact:

Nick Pasucci, Coordinator, Office of Institutional and Community Engagement
(954) 262-5393
razorsedgeresearch@nova.edu

www.nova.edu/razorsedge/research/

The Razor’s Edge Shark Cage Scholarship program is designed for first time in college students interested in identifying business opportunities, gaining the necessary knowledge and skills to launch a business, managing limited resources, and developing an entrepreneurial mindset. Similar to the popular television show “Shark Tank,” students will pitch a concept for a business or product to business leaders and faculty in the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship. Selected students will minor in Entrepreneurship, enjoy unique mentoring experiences with business leaders, entrepreneurs, and faculty members; have access to Distinguished Lecturers; meet face-to-face with Executives in Residence; network with entrepreneurs and business executives; have opportunities to intern in areas of their business interests; and, start an on-campus business with a micro-loan.

Requirements: Interested in developing and launching a business that will benefit the greater university. Students are required to live on campus.

Award Amount: $20,000 ($15,000 tuition restricted, $4,500 campus housing, $500 meal plan)

Contact:

Cheryl R. Babcock, CFE
Lecturer & Director

Razor’s Edge Shark Cage Scholars Program
(954) 288-7435

razorsedgesharkcage@nova.edu

www.nova.edu/razorsedge/sharkcage/

The Razor’s Edge Shark Talent Performing and Visual Arts Leadership Program scholarship is designed for first time in college freshmen who have been active in community or high school arts programs and who are passionate about using the arts to bring people together. Students will work with the Department of Performing and Visual Arts and other campus organizations to cultivate leadership abilities in a creative and scholarly community. Experiences at NSU in the classroom, leading student arts organizations, and participating in workshops with arts leaders will develop students’ marketable skills including innovative interpersonal communication, project management, and creative inquiry. Upon completion of the Shark Talent Program, student will be able to successfully lead collaborative arts projects and they will have completed performing or visual arts minor or major. The group will meet weekly and work together to recruit and develop audiences and participants primarily from NSU students.

Requirements: Active in community or high school arts programs. Students are required to live on campus.

Award Amount: $20,000 ($15,000 tuition restricted, $4,500 campus housing, $500 meal plan)

Contact:

Dr. Bill Adams, Associate Professor Department of Performing and Visual Arts
(954) 262-8025
wadams@nova.edu

www.nova.edu/razorsedge/sharktalent/

www.nova.edu/student-life/arts.html

The Razor’s Edge Shark Teach Scholarship program is designed for first time in college students who are motivated to contribute to the field of education by increasing student achievement and impacting educational outcomes. Selected scholarship recipients will receive mentoring from expert faculty within the field of teacher leadership and participate in supplemental instructional experiences.

Requirements: Students are required to live on campus.

Award Amount: $20,000 ($15,000 tuition restricted, $4,500 campus housing, $500 meal plan)

Contact:

Cortney L. Palmacci, Assistant Director of Tutoring Services
(954) 262-7902

More Information: http://www.nova.edu/razorsedge/sharkteach/index.html

The Fischler Academy is a unique and exciting program designed to shape aspiring first time in college educators into master teachers. Using a competency-based approach to education, students of The Fischler Academy learn at their own pace, and can complete both their bachelor’s and master’s degree in just four years. Students accepted into The Fischler Academy will also receive an annual tuition scholarship of $17,000; the opportunity to travel the world through The Fischler Academy’s annual “Fischler International” study abroad experience; and guaranteed placement in some of Florida’s largest school districts.

Requirements: In order to be considered for this program, students must be able to demonstrate a history of academic excellence, participation in school-wide organizations, and share their experiences as student leaders.

Award Amount: $17,000 annual tuition scholarship

Contact:

Luke Williams, Director of The Fischler Academy
(954) 529-0979
lw715@nova.edu

http://education.nova.edu/FischlerAcademy/index.html

The admissions office will invite students to attend the interview process. To ensure full consideration of the award, please submit the State Aid application (if in-state student), and FAFSA prior to April 15th. Once selected for the award, the student must confirm acceptance and accept the President’s Scholarship award by May 1st in order to guarantee the funds. NSU will cover up to full cost of tuition based on the students award package for the academic year and includes all institutional scholarships and federal/state scholarships and grants. The President’s scholarship package is awarded up to full tuition, excluding the Pell award.

Requirements: see https://www.nova.edu/webforms/scholarships/schlr-srch-params.cgi?keyword=NSU%20President#search-results%20#search-results

Award Amount: Varies, based on the student's individual award package

Contact:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
(954) 262-8000
admissions@nova.edu

Application Process

The Premier Programs Application is now open for Fall 2018.

The priority date to submit the application is February 1, 2018.

SHARK PREVIEW WEEKEND

SHARK PREVIEW INTERVIEW WEEKENDS FOR STUDENTS

Students who attend a Shark Preview Weekend will have the opportunity to interview for one or more of the following Premier Programs: Dual Admissions Program, Razor's Edge Scholars Program (six tracks available), and the President's level scholarship (invitation only). Students will also have the opportunity to learn more about the Farquhar Honors College. In addition to the Premier Programs, Shark Preview Weekends will expose students and parents to NSU's strong academic programs, campus culture, and student life offered at NSU.

See Interview Weekend sample schedule for students

DRESSING FOR THE WEEKEND

Below are suggestions on how to dress at Shark Preview.

  • Thursday activity highlights include a campus tour and peer dinner. 
    • Casual: T-shirt, shorts, comfortable shoes
  • Friday will be an interview day and Honors College reception
    • Business Casual: button-down shirt, closed toed shoes, tie, appropriate length dress/skirt:
  • Friday night you will be a VIP at Club Shark
    • Relaxed/Casual: T-shirt, shorts, flip flops
  • Saturday we will host a closing ceremony
    • Dressy Casual: polo shirt, casual button-down shirt, dress, nice jeans, dress pants

DRESSING FOR YOUR INTERVIEW

The safest look for both men and women is to dress business casual attire.

Shark Preview Weekends 2018

Additional Information

PARENTS

A separate parent and family program will be offered simultaneously during the first and second day of the Shark Preview program. Please encourage your family members to attend. See Family Guide sample schedule.

LODGING

If you are traveling alone, an on-campus housing option is available.  Housing will be offered on a first come first served basis. Student who choose to stay in the residence halls will be placed in a room with current students. No individual rooms are available.

See suggested packing list.

Please refer to nova.edu/travel for possible area hotel discounts through Nova Southeastern University’s Travel Office.