Premier Programs Guide
Shark Preview Weekends Video
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, The Fischler Academy, and the Huizenga Business Innovation 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!
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, humanities, marine science 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: Reserved seat in a graduate and/ or professional school.
Office of Undergraduate Admissions (954) 262-8000 email@example.com
The Huizenga Business Innovation Academy invests in future entrepreneurs with new business ideas that will change the world. It’s NSU’s very own innovation hub, with courses built around business startup principles in the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship. The Business Innovation Academy is a ‘3+1’ combined bachelor’s and MBA program, which means students graduate with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in just four years. They will 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. Immersive by design, students will graduate with actual experience developing a business plan and launching their very own business on campus. After successful completion of the program, graduates will be awarded a $20,000 investment stipend to launch their own business.
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, student leadership and work experience. Applicants must also be Business majors.
Award Amount: $18,000 annual tuition scholarship
Monica Paneque, MBADirector of the Huizenga Business Innovation AcademyMonica.firstname.lastname@example.org(954) 262-5024www.business.nova.edu/innovation/index.html
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: $22,000
Daren Capirchio, Director of Student Leadership and Civic Engagement (954) 262-7297 email@example.com
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: $22,000
Sarah Brandt, Office of International Affairs (954) 262- 7240 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Nick Pasucci, Coordinator, Office of Institutional and Community Engagement (954) 262-5393 email@example.com
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. 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. Students will also be part of the Huizenga Business Innovation Academy.
Cheryl R. Babcock, CFE Lecturer & Director
Razor’s Edge Shark Cage Scholars Program (954) 288-7435 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Cortney L. Palmacci, Assistant Director of Tutoring Services (954) 262-7902
More Information: http://www.nova.edu/razorsedge/sharkteach/index.html
The Fischler Academy for Education is a comprehensive teacher preparation program designed to shape aspiring educators into teacher leaders. Using a mastery-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 $18,000; the opportunity to travel the world through The Fischler Academy’s annual “Fischler International” study abroad experience; and a guaranteed job offer in one 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.
Luke Williams, Director of The Fischler Academy (954) 529-0979 email@example.com
The top candidates admitted to NSU will be invited to campus to interview for this scholarship.
Requirements: Determination for interview invitations are made by the Admission Committee and is based on outstanding academic achievement in the classroom and standardized test scores.
Award Amount: The Presidential Scholars scholarship is full tuition.
Contact: Office of Undergraduate Admissions(954) firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 Admission Program, Razor's Edge Scholars Program, Fischler Academy, Huizenga Business Innovation Academy, and the President's level scholarships (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
See Premier Programs interview summaries
DRESSING FOR THE WEEKEND
Below are suggestions on how to dress at Shark Preview.
DRESSING FOR YOUR INTERVIEW
The safest look for both men and women is to dress business casual attire.
Check in will be between 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the Thursday of your Shark Preview Weekend in the Carl DeSantis Building (campus map).
Parking for all attendees will be held in the 2nd floor of the parking garage. Please make sure to print out the parking pass that corresponds to your weekend below and have it displayed on your dashboard.
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.
Parents: Please refer to nova.edu/travel for possible area hotel discounts through Nova Southeastern University’s Travel Office.
Students: On-campus housing is only available for Thursday night and Friday night. Students must check in on Thursday and check out on Saturday. Students who choose to stay in the residence halls will be placed in a room with current students. No individual rooms are available. Please indicate on your travel survey if you want to stay on campus.
For any questions about your Shark Preview housing accommodations, please call the Office of Residential Life and Housing at (954) 262-7052.
See suggested packing list.