Keiser University Celebrates More Than Three Decades in Career-Focused Education and a Transition to a Not-For-Profit Organizati

Keiser University, which celebrates 35 years of successfully providing career-focused education, will provide another $1 million in new scholarships in honor of its transition to not-for-profit status.

The regionally accredited independent university this summer received final approval from the Department of Education to complete its transition to not-for-profit status. To mark the occasion, the university will provide $1 million in new scholarship funds and hold events at its campuses throughout Florida, beginning with its main Ft. Lauderdale campus on Sept. 8.

The transition event will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Ft. Lauderdale campus, located at 1500 NW 49th St. in Ft. Lauderdale.

"We believe this transition is an exciting turning point for Keiser University and higher education and will expand upon a tradition of service and educational opportunities. In support of our communities, we are going to provide $1 million in new academic scholarships to Florida students in addition to our existing $12 million annual scholarship program," stated Belinda Keiser, Vice Chancellor of Community Relations and Student Advancement."

There will be six new scholarships for students and prospective students to apply for including a Founder’s Scholarship; Developing Tomorrow’s Talent Scholarship; Students Making a Difference Scholarship; Rising to New Heights Scholarship; Building the New Economy Scholarship; and Today’s Heroes, Our Leaders Scholarship.

"Keiser University, a not-for-profit corporation, will continue its mission of career-focused education and also remain committed to their ‘students first’ philosophies. This exciting commitment on the part of the Keiser family will provide an educational legacy for present and future Floridians to pursue and achieve their educational dreams," said Gregg Wallick, Chairman of the Board for Everglades University.

Keiser University serves nearly 18,000 students on 15 campuses, employing over 3,000 staff and faculty. The university is Florida’s leading statewide provider of career-focused, post-secondary education and is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Keiser University serves students seeking associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in over 60 high demand degree programs at its Florida campuses, online, Graduate School and College of Golf divisions. Keiser University’s educational reach extends globally through its international programs including the Latin Division, a cooperative agreement in the Eastern European nation of Moldova, and a campus in Shanghai, China.

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