Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Program: A path to education


Aubrey Strul and Florida Atlantic University president launched the Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Program in 2017.

What’s the No. 1 way your organization makes a difference?

We provide the financial resources and personal support to enable low-income, first-generation students to graduate from Florida Atlantic University debt-free in four years or less.

Each Kelly/Strul scholar follows a 17-step path that prepares students for college life and beyond. We measure success by the scholar’s academic records, involvement in university-related activities, graduation track, and desire to give back to the school and the community.

What are your three wishes?

— Every student accepted to Florida Atlantic University can attend and graduate, regardless of their socioeconomic status.

— The Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars program is endowed in perpetuity.

— Kelly/Strul scholars are so inspired by their experiences that they give back to the program after graduation.

What’s your biggest challenge?

Funding to support as many deserving FAU students as possible.

What’s one fast fact about your organization?

The program began in 2017 with four students. Through generous donations, it expanded to an additional 20 in 2018.

What’s your motto?

Unbridled ambition

Aubrey Strul is a Boca Raton manufacturing entrepreneur and philanthropist.

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