As of Sept. 25, applications for the Juan Pablo Correa Memorial Scholarship are being accepted. The $1,000 memorial award is presented to an international student leader during the annual Student Life Achievement Award (STUEYS) ceremony in memory of the late Correa. Recipients must be non-citizens who exemplify cultural celebration, awareness and unity and have impacted the NSU community.
Juan Pablo Correa was a business administration major at NSU and an active student leader who passed away following a hit-and-run accident in 1996. Correa left a huge legacy created through his involvement as the president of NSU’s International Student Organization. He enjoyed helping fellow students, especially those who came to NSU from other countries. His work as the organization’s president largely influenced his recognition as the 1994-95 Student of the Year.
“I’m so proud of my son because, although physically he’s not with us, he’s an inspiration to so many of the people at Nova and to his family. What is happening here is because of his good deeds.” – Sara Cardenas, Correa’s mother
Brad Williams, Vice President of Student Affairs, Dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies and visionary of the STUEYS, said that Correa was “a very, very special young man who was constantly trying to make life better for international students.”
The first Juan Pablo Correa Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Angelique Nixon, a Bahamian native studying business and manager of the student-run radio station RadioX. Last year, Leydi D. Arboleda was awarded this prestigious award for her involvement in the NSU community.
“I’m so proud of my son because, although physically he’s not with us, he’s an inspiration to so many of the people at Nova and to his family,” said Correa’s mother, Sara Cardenas. “What is happening here is because of his good deeds.”
Students who are currently enrolled may apply or be nominated for the 2018 Juan Pablo Correa Scholarship award by completing the OrgSync form found at orgsync.com/37641/forms/65992. Each application will be reviewed by the Student Life Achievement Awards voting committee pending the 20th annual STUEYS award ceremony. Applications will be accepted through Jan. 10. For more information about the scholarship, contact The Office of International Affairs or email Renae Bollibon at email@example.com.