An education within reach

for every student that seeks it.

The gift of scholarships will transform their lives — so that one day, they can transform all of ours.

We were founded on the promise of accessible education: breaking down barriers and closing equity gaps to ensure that higher education was an option for those who sought it, regardless of their socioeconomic status. Our commitment to that promise still stands — and with your support, we’ll make it stronger than ever.

FAU ranked
for Social Mobility in 2023 U.S. News & World Report
Winner of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
Degree Completion Award
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Social Work Alumna Alexia Betances Rises from Tragedy to Help Others, Inspiring the Generosity of Donors

For Alexia Betances ’21, ’23, Florida Atlantic was both an academic institution and a sanctuary for healing. Alexia's life took a tragic turn 13 years ago, leaving Alexia and her brothers orphaned. Following the devastating loss, Alexia and her siblings were adopted by their aunt and uncle, aided by the Department of Children and Families. During this tumultuous time, Alexia encountered her first social worker, who nurtured her resilience. Inspired, Alexia wanted to help others through social work.

At Florida Atlantic, Alexia earned both Bachelor and Master of Social Work degrees. She also interned as a child welfare case manager at ChildNet, the same agency that helped her thrive. Despite facing financial challenges, Alexia's dedication garnered recognition and support. At the Phyllis Sandler Heart of Social Work event last spring, her essay "Perseverance" moved Susan and Charlie Emby to offer her a full scholarship, alleviating her student debt burden. Their generosity allowed her to focus solely on her budding career in compassionate care.

Today, Alexia is a school-based intervention counselor, helping students and families navigate substance abuse and mental health issues. She hopes her journey inspires others to overcome adversity and positively impact their communities.

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Laying the groundwork.

When students have a strong foundation of knowledge, tools, mentorship and support, their potential can reach new heights, propelling them — and our community — forward.

Breaking down barriers.

Even small financial setbacks can cause students to fall behind or drop out. We’re alleviating the need to prioritize work over study, so they have the room and the resources to flourish.

Strengthening our support system.

With personalized mentoring, counseling and other assistance, we’ll catch students at risk of falling through the gaps.

Ensuring Success.

The skills our students learn prepare them to succeed in the workplace — and the partnerships we’re establishing with local businesses and organizations will make sure their talent stays here, so our region can benefit.