2020 Legacy Scholars Luncheon proposes scholarship opportunities

On Oct. 2 and 3, President George Hanbury and Vice President of Student Affairs Brad Williams hosted the 2020 Legacy Scholars Luncheon for NSU organizations. Many club presidents, vice presidents, and executive board members attended.

In accordance with Hanbury’s 2020 vision, Williams launched the new 2020 Legacy Scholars Program, a 30-day campaign beginning Nov. 1 to build Shark pride, increase recruitment efforts, and allow organizations to award scholarships to their members.

If an organization raises at least $250 or more in donations by Nov. 30, the University will match up to $2500 of the donations raised and award a scholarship to a member of the organization, who must be in good academic standing and have financial need.

Hanbury said, “By 2020, through excellence and leadership, NSU will be recognized. But it pains my heart to hear students cannot afford to finish here. By 2020, I’m aiming at a 125 million endowment and want to give more scholarships to good students. Your recognition of hard work will not go unnoticed.”

Student club and organizations — undergraduate and graduate — ranging from academic, social, and Greek were represented at the two-day luncheon.
Jade Rissman, senior business management major and acting advisor for N.I.S.A., International Students Association, said, “This event reaches out to leaders. President Hanbury cares about student development and brings our concerns to the rest of the administration.”

Through the new 2020 Legacy Scholarship program, Hanbury said, “I would like to create a culture of giving back.”

Treasurer of the Pre-Dental Society, Luis Perez, junior biology major, said, “It’s all about having a shared vision that student leaders can work toward.”

Nominees and their respective organizations will be awarded the scholarships in late December. They’ll be distributed in January for the spring semester. The program is meant to be run in “real time,” as Williams said.

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