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.”
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who do I contact to get an application to apply for housing at the scholarship house?
Applications are available via Owl Central under the BPWSH page.
- What is criteria for residing in the scholarship house and what are the application deadlines to apply and reapply for the subsequent year?
All three houses primarily selected based upon meeting financial aid and GPA standards. Each student must reapply each semester. Assuming she meets the same standards, a current resident is given priority for remaining in the subsequent semester. Must have Student Financial Aid Letter, cumulative GPA of 3.0, be a full time student, and be willing to participate in a cooperative environment.
- How are the residents selected and who sits on the selection committee?
Selection Committee: Assistant Director of Housing/Advisor,, Financial Aid and BPW Representatives.
- How much do scholarship house residents pay per month and what does the fee include?
FAU Scholarship students pay $500 a semester and $100 a month for food, paper products and cleaning products.
- How many residents live in the FAU house?
FAU: 17 Residents
- What are the responsibilities of the Residents of the Scholarship Houses?
The Scholarship Houses are cooperative living environments that provide campus living for women who meet both the financial and academic requirements. The cooperative living environment means the residents learn skills necessary to run the houses effectively and efficiently. Once selected to live in the house, they elect officers for the semester who are responsible for ensuring that the bylaws of the house are followed. There are weekly meetings of the officers and residents who are responsible for all house operations, including finances, cleaning, purchasing and preparing food.
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.