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Pathway Scholars Program

With a 100% graduation rate, the Pathway Scholars Program recruits and supports students who are interested in a career in business leadership.

Awardees are:

  • Academically gifted but financially disadvantaged
  • From a South Florida high school
  • From underrepresented populations
  • Usually the first in their family on a path
 to graduate from college

Program funding enables Pathway Scholars to:

  • Receive up to 4 years of financial assistance
  • Live and learn on campus
  • Work one-on-one with our Executives-in-Residence to develop leadership skills
  • Gain real world business experience through professional development opportunities 
and internships with NSU career partners
  • Graduate with a bachelor’s degree

cheriline-fertil-with-gale-butler.jpgPathway Scholar Cheriline Fertil, B.S.'20, J.D.'23 is currently pursuing a doctorate in Law – also from NSU – while interning at the Behar Law Group. Fertil attended a Community Foundation of Broward event with retired AutoNation Vice President Gale Butler.

nirvana-and-adam.jpgPathway Scholar Nirvana Rampersad-Singh, B.S.'16, M.B.A.'17 in a coaching session with HCBE Entrepreneur-in-Residence Adam Povlitz. Nirvana is currently a Human Resources IT Specialist with JM Family Enterprises, Inc. 

jamal-and-zaida.jpgFrom Left: Pathway Scholars Jamal Noel B.S.'22 and Zaidi Fearon, B.S.'20 in a coaching session with HCBE Entrepreneur-in-Residence Eric Castro.

roovens-and-andres.jpgPathway Scholars Andres Garcia, B.S.'17 and Roovens Dorvil B.S.'21 with Program Director Kathy Eggleston at the NSU 2021 Entrepreneur and Business Hall of Fame Induction dinner. The Pathway Scholars were among an elite group of students selected to attend HCBE’s highest honor event.

jamal-noel-and-others.jpgPathway Scholar Jamal Noel, B.S.'22 majored in Accounting. He interned at The Castle Group and PNC Bank, and worked as a self-employed Quickbooks Specialist while earning his degree. Jamal served as president of NSU’s Black Student Union. Noel (center) attended a coaching session with HCBE Entrepreneur-in-Residence Brett Rose (right) and other students.

jamal-and-cheriline.jpgFormer Broward County Mayor Dale Holness, Pathway Scholars Cheriline Fertil, J.D.'23 and Jamal Noel, B.S.'22 with Program Director Kathy Eggleston. The NSU Black Student Union was selected by the local chapter of The Links, Incorporated to serve as the student volunteers at their Denim & Diamonds charity event.

shakeeva-and-zaida.jpgScholars Zaidi Fearon, B.S.'20 (left) and Shakeeva Nti B.S.'15, M.S. '21 (right) received scholarship awards from the John W. Ruffin endowed scholarship at the UNCF (formerly known as United Negro College Fund) event. Shown with philanthropist Dorothy “Dottie” Ruffin and J. Preston Jones. nsu-roundtable.jpg

Pathway Scholar Jamal Noel B.S.'22 attended Entrepreneur-in-Residence Adam Povlitz’s private boardroom-style presentation for select high-achieving students, in the Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship Amaturo Board of Governors Room.

How it All Got Started

The Pathway Scholars Program was launched in 2011 with funding by Marti and Wayne Huizenga, and AutoNation. Since that time, the program’s list of elite corporate partners has grown to include the Amaturo Family Foundation, Digital Grassroots Innovation & Technology, Enterprise Holdings, Holman Automotive Group, JM Family Enterprises, National Sales Network South Florida Chapter, NextEra Energy Foundation, the UPS Foundation, Wells Fargo, Andrea Cunningham, Kathy Eggleston, and J. Preston Jones, with more organizations and individuals signing on all the time.
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