Scholarship House number three on the campus at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, was dedicated in 1996 with building costs of $360,000. It houses 17 students. Even though construction costs had tripled since the FSU house was built, the Education Foundation paid off the note prior to the 10year plan.
What does senior Tysheika Shaw have to say about her experience living in a Foundation Scholarship House? “We learn how to communicate effectively and listen to criticism constructively. BPW has taught me how to be a leader among leaders. Each and every woman in the BPW House contributes to the House in all sorts of different ways, and when we pull together, we create a dynamic force that is embraced by our university, the community, and most importantly, ‘US’, the women of the Florida Atlantic University BPW Scholarship House.”
At the February 3rd, 2001 Education Foundation Board Meeting, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to accept the offer from the FAU Foundation for a full payment of the FAU Note. We received approximately a $6000 discount for early full payment of the note. The check was presented to Carla Coleman, the Executive Director of the FAU Foundation the week of March 4th, 2001.