Henry Morrison Flagler Scholarships

The monetary value of the Henry Morrison Flagler Scholarship over four years exceeds $72,000. Its lifetime value is priceless.

Click here to see a list of past Flagler Scholarship recipients.

Program Summary

The Henry Morrison Flagler Scholarship Program, created by The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust (established by Henry Flagler's brother-in-law), supports exceptional undergraduate students, from the State of Florida, to attend the Wilkes Honors College of Florida Atlantic University. The Henry Morrison Flagler Scholarship is a full merit award that provides extraordinary student-leaders with financial freedom to pursue higher education goals and participate in annual enrichment programs. The program seeks to further personal and intellectual development of outstanding scholars within the environment of FAU's residential Honors College as a foundation to promote global awareness, understanding, interaction, and peace.

Henry Morrison Flagler Scholars are expected to be, in demeanor and achievement, superior citizens of the college and the world. Their presence in the Honors College is expected to enhance the excellence of the Honors College through their contributions in the classroom and in campus and community life. Additional information may be obtained from the Wilkes Honors College Office of Admissions at hcadmissions@fau.edu or 561-799-8646.


Student must be an incoming freshman and a Florida resident and be eligible to receive a Florida Bright Futures Scholarship.


Leadership: Students must demonstrate exceptional leadership ability, including the capacity to motivate and lead others.

Scholarship: Academic distinction is necessary, but is not the singular determining criterion for selection as a Henry Morrison Flagler Scholar. High school students considered for a Flagler Scholarship must meet admission qualifications of the Wilkes Honors College, as well as award requirements. Recipients of the awards must maintain an Honors College grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 to maintain eligibility for renewal of the award.

Integrity: Students must show evidence of strong moral character.

Courage: Students must demonstrate courage to challenge themselves in academics, community service, and problem-solving environments.

Resilience: Students must display resilience in response to adversity.

Henry Morrison Flagler Scholarships include:

Honors College Full-Time Undergraduate Merit-based Scholarship

  • The Flagler Scholarship will cover room and board as well as tuition and fees (after Bright Futures), up to $7500 per semester for Fall/Spring, plus four summer enrichment programs. This totals more than $72,000 over four years.

Study Enrichment Program

  • Outward Bound Program (summer before Freshman year)--up to $3,000.
  • Non-Profit Program (summer before Sophomore year)--up to $3,000.
  • Enterprise Program (summer before Junior year)--up to $3,000.
  • Study Abroad Program (summer before Senior year)--up to $4,000.

Fall Henry Morrison Flagler Scholar Retreats

Scholars will meet for a full day retreat at the beginning of the fall semester to provide an opportunity for fellowship, to introduce the freshman students, to renew friendships, to share summer experiences, and to preview the upcoming term.

Application Process

Incoming freshmen (Florida residents) admitted to the Wilkes Honors College by December 15th are eligible to apply for Flagler Scholars Day.

Terms and conditions

Flagler Scholars agree to be full-time students at the Wilkes Honors College for four years, to participate in four summer enrichment programs, and to live on campus all four years. Flagler Scholars who apply to graduate in fewer than four years (8 consecutive Fall/Spring semesters) lose their status as a Flagler Scholar for the semester in which they apply and all future semesters. They also must pay back the difference between their Flagler Scholarship and the amount offered in their original Honors College scholarship award letter prior to being selected as a Flagler. If they do not complete their graduation requirements and still need to enroll full-time for additional semesters, they will be eligible in future semesters only for the original award amount they were offered prior to their being selected as a Flagler and are subject to the conditions in the original award letter. Flagler Scholars who leave the Honors College prior to completing the academic year following a summer enrichment program must return the monies received from the College for that summer program. In addition, per federal regulations, students receiving federal aid may not receive awards beyond their Cost of Attendance (COA). If a Flagler recipient is awarded beyond their COA, their scholarship may be reduced.