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Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL
University Website: www.nova.edu
Apply Online: www.nova.edu/admissions/apply/index.html
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Nova Southeastern University, commonly referred to as Nova, is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian, research university located in Broward County, Florida, United States, with its main campus in the town of Fort Lauderdale. The university is the eighth-largest not-for-profit private university in the nation. NSU operates eight Student Educational Centers in Florida, the largest being a 300 acres (120 ha) campus located approximately 24 miles (39 km) north of Downtown Miami.

The university was founded as the Nova University of Advanced Technology on a former Naval Outlying Landing Field built during World War II. The university first offered graduate degrees in the physical and social sciences.Leo Goodwin, Sr. left a $16 million bequest to the university in 1971 which funded its expansion throughout the 1970s and 1980s. In 1994, the university merged with the Southeastern University of the Health Sciences and assumed its current name.

NSU currently consists of 18 colleges and schools offering over 175 programs of study with more than 250 majors. The university offers professional degrees in law, business, osteopathic medicine, allied health, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry, and nursing. Nova Southeastern enrolled 28,457 students in the 2011-2012 academic year and has produced over 145,000 alumni.

In 2008, the middle 50% of SAT scores submitted by the incoming freshman class was between 1010 and 1210 on the traditional SAT scale. With the addition of the writing section on the new SAT, the middle 50% of scores was between 1400 and 1700. The freshmen acceptance rate for the first 2011 semester was 50%. For the fall of 2011, 2,818 prospective first-time, first-year undergraduate students applied and 1,433 were accepted. Out of the 59 colleges and universities in Florida Nova Southeastern's 45% acceptance rate makes NSU the fourth-most selective private university in the state and the sixth-most selective university in Florida overall.

NSU is classified as a high research and community engaged university by the Carnegie Foundation, and is a first-tier research university as designated by the Florida Legislature. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and also has numerous additional specialized accreditations for its colleges and programs.

The NSU Sharks compete in the NCAA Division II Sunshine State Conference in seventeen intercollegiate athletic programs.

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  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students

3301 College Ave
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796
(954) 262-7300

Apply online Admissions:
www.nova.edu/admissions.html
Financial Aid:
www.nova.edu/financialaid/

Scholarships for Students in Florida

Name Amount Deadline
Gold Circle Scholarship $2,000 Varies
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Fellowship 100% of tuition Varies
Pharmacy College Scholarship - Nova Southeastern University Varies Varies
Student Affairs Award - Nova Southeastern U. Up to $24,000 Varies
Gareth Steele Disability Scholarship $1,000 Varies
Psychology Doctoral Alumni Scholarship - Nova Southeastern University Varies Varies
Robert D. Weitz Psychology Student Award Varies Varies
Book Awards - Nova Southeastern University $250 Varies
Broward Leadership Scholarship $1,000 Varies
Hispanic Heritage Scholarship - Nova Southeastern University $10,000 Varies
Jewish Educators Scholarship - Nova Southeastern University $1,000 Varies
Graduate Assistantships for Doctoral Students Scholarship - Nova SEU $10,000 Varies
Audiology Chancellor Scholarship - Nova Southeastern University Varies Varies
Audiology Chancellor Scholarship - Nova Southeastern University Varies Varies
Nicole Weiser Audiology Scholarship Varies Varies
Osteopathic Medicine Chancellor Scholarship Varies Varies
Osteopathic Medicine Chancellor Scholarship Varies Varies
Foreman Scholarship - NSU Varies Varies
Max Lemberger Scholarship Varies Varies
Pharmacy/Phar-Mor Scholarship Varies Varies
Paul and Ellen Magalian Scholarship Varies Varies
Tischenkel Scholarship Senior Award Varies Varies
William D. Hardigan Scholarship Varies Varies
Physical Therapy Chancellor Scholarship Varies Varies
Physical Therapy Chancellor Scholarship Varies Varies
Business Ethics/Global Responsibility Scholarship - NSU $1,000 Varies
Extended Stay America Scholarship - NSU $2,000 Varies
Government Employee Award - Nova Southeastern University Varies Varies
J.W. Customer Value Scholarship - NSU $1,000 Varies
NSU Alumni Award in Business Varies Varies
Senorita Strachan Scholarship Varies Varies
Strategic Forum Scholarship - Nova Southeastern University Varies Varies
Residential Life Scholarship - Nova Southeastern University Varies Varies
Residential Life Scholarship - Nova Southeastern University Varies Varies
Victims of 9/11 Undergraduate Scholarship - NSU 100% of tuition Varies
Electronic Funds Transfer Scholarship $2,000 Varies
Electronic Funds Transfer Scholarship $2,000 Varies
Trustee Scholarship Fund for Students - Nova Southeastern University $2,500 Varies
Trustee Scholarship Fund for Students - Nova Southeastern University $2,500 Varies
NSU Athletics Endowment Scholarship Varies Varies
A. Gordan Rose Scholarship Varies Varies
CPS Humanitarian of the Year Endowed Scholarship Varies Varies
Geertz Scholarship Varies Varies
Lane Family Fund for Hispanic Studies in Psychology Varies Varies
Leonard Roth Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Master's Psychology Alumni Scholarship - NSU Varies Varies
Max Hutt Scholarship Varies Varies
Professional and Liberal Studies International Scholarship - NSU Up to $1,000 Varies
Professional and Liberal Studies International Scholarship - NSU Up to $1,000 Varies
Professional and Liberal Studies International Scholarship - NSU Up to $1,000 Varies
Fischler Doctoral Fellowship $30,000 Varies
Joseph Gonzalez Memorial Scholarship $1,000 Varies
Pep-C Grant Varies Varies
Dental Medicine Chancellor Scholarship - NSU Varies Varies
Health Professions Division Hispanic Student Scholarship - NSU Varies Varies
Optometry Chancellor Scholarship - NSU Varies Varies
Pharmacy Chancellor Scholarship - NSU Varies Varies
Reba Anderson Occupational Therapy Book Scholarship Varies Varies
Nicole Weiser Scholarship Up to $2,000 Varies
Eastern Financial Florida Credit Union Scholarship $2,500 Varies
Nicole Robinson Scholarship $500 Varies
Physician Assistant Chancellor Scholarship Varies Varies
HACU-IES Abroad Scholarship Up to $5,000 Varies