Your Passion: Our Priorities

You shared what matters to you. We listened. The FAU Foundation works hard to assure your investment advances the issues you care about most.



As the national debt crisis escalates, the FAU Foundation is securing support for scholarships and success programs so our students continue to strive and thrive in outstanding ways.


of students represent varied ethnic backgrounds, creating the most diverse university in the state system with the highest graduation rates among peers


of students are the first in their families to attend college, bolstered by the economic and life skills support of our student success programs

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As the region’s only public university, our graduates strengthen the state with workforce-ready thinkers, doers and leaders

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FAU engages the full spectrum of human health with an emphasis on the golden years. Through research, clinical trials, and patient care, we specialize in the challenges facing Florida’s various populations, including addiction, developmental disabilities, and dementia.

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share a research focus on Healthy Aging and Neuroscience, addressing the wellness needs of our state’s population

$4 million

in grant funding by the National Institutes of Health helps FAU scientists understand and treat addiction, putting FAU on the frontlines of the opioid crisis


Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience and Scripps Florida are research partners to FAU undergraduates and faculty

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Water is Florida’s greatest resource — and challenge. FAU’s focus on severe weather and its effects is leading research that will influence critical concerns ranging from international food security and national defense to personal property.

$10 Million

in research awards from the U.S. Navy helps our experts study deep water national defense

$2.4 Million

in research support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture funds an industrial aquaculture research project that could solve global food shortages 

State Leadership

Gov. Ron DeSantis appointed Dr. James Sullivan, Executive Director at FAU’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, to a statewide taskforce addressing toxic algae blooms and property, health, and the environment

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The Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Program at FAU Receives $6.4 Million Donation

The Kelly/Strul Emerging Scholars Program offers academically talented, first-generation, low-income high school seniors the opportunity to attend FAU and graduate, debt-free.

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