Titus Center Scholarships

Alessia Passerini receives a franchising scholarship 2023

Students may apply for multiple scholarships in the same year, but qualification requirements differ from one scholarship to another. The value of each scholarship may vary. Titus Center administration and the sponsor/s of each scholarship are responsible for selecting the students who receive the awards. The scholarships are presented publicly at the Titus Center Advisory Board November meeting. Awardees are expected to attend to accept their award in person. Awardees are encouraged to invite family and friends to the ceremony.


Student Testimonial

“I will always promote Titus Center for Franchising. You opened doors I didn’t even know were there.” —Alyssa Zandberg, earned the Concentration in Franchising 2023.

 


Scholarship Opportunities

Recipients Must:

  • Be a full-time students at Palm Beach Atlantic University in good standing.
  • Officially have selected to pursue the Concentration in Franchising (if an undergraduate). To declare the Concentration, a student can request the appropriate form from an academic advisor, or Titus Center, or the Rinker School of Business Dean’s Office.
  • Earn a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the core values of the university, including community service.

JJ Prendamano Endowed Scholarship Awarded to a student who:

  • Class standing: Undergraduate (sophmore, junior or senior), or graduate student.
  • Preference given to students who are majoring in business, marketing, or finance.
  • Must have completed or be currently enrolled in BFR 2123 Principles of Franchising.
  • Apply here

ABOUT THE JJ PRENDAMANO ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND 

JJ Prendamano was the General Manager at United Franchise Group for more than 25 years. He had a tremendous impact on UFG, eventually the Founding of the Titus Center for Franchising. He founded the UFG mentor program and was a frequent guest speaker at PBA. Through this scholarship fund, JJ and the Titus Family are giving back to Palm Beach Atlantic University and the Franchising community by encouraging students to never stop learning.

Seiber Family Endowed Scholarship Awarded to a student who:

  • Class standing: Undergraduate (junior or senior), or graduate student.
  • Preference given to students who are majoring in business, marketing, or finance.
  • Must have completed or be currently enrolled in BFR 2123 Principles of Franchising.
  • Apply Here

 

ABOUT THE SEIBER FAMILY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

Geoff and Sherri Seiber, founders of Franfund established this scholarship to “help students achieve dreams they might otherwise think are impossible.”

Through this scholarship fund, the Seiber family is giving back to the franchise community in a meaningful way by encouraging students to pursue a career in franchising.

Don Dwyer, Sr. Endowed Scholarship Awarded to a student who:

  • Class standing: Undergraduate (sophmore, junior or senior), or graduate student.
  • Preference given to students who are majoring in business, marketing, or finance.
  • Must have completed or be currently enrolled in BFR 2123 Principles of Franchising.
  • Apply here

ABOUT THE DON DWYER, SR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

IIn tribute to a legendary franchise entrepreneur, founder of the Dwyer group in Waco, Texas.

Dedicated to fostering the American dream worldwide and creating opportunities for families to enrich their lives.

Don Dwyer, founder of The Dwyer Group (now known as Neighborly), used to tell his associates, “I don’t see you for what you are. I see you for what you could be.” Don saw himself as one of franchising’s most successful practitioners and his election to the Board of Directors of the International Franchise Association, as well as numerous awards and media exposure, confirmed his vision. He helped thousands of individuals worldwide see themselves for what they could be. His family has established a scholarship in his name for students of the Titus Center. 

Chick-Fil-A West Palm Beach Franchise Scholarship Awarded to a student who:

  • Class standing: Undergraduate (sophmore, junior or senior), or graduate student.
  • Preference given to students who are majoring in business, marketing, or finance.
  • Must have completed or be currently enrolled in BFR 2123 Principles of Franchising.
  • Apply here

ABOUT THE CHICK-FIL-A WEST PALM BEACH FRANCHISE SCHOLARSHIP

Rob Morris, franchisee of Chick-fil-A in West Palm Beach, Florida, established this scholarship to provide ongoing financial assistance to students of Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Titus Center for Franchising. Rob employs PBA students as Chick-fil-A interns, and he has helped many graduates become Chick-fil-A franchisees. He values franchising as a career and believes in supporting franchise education.

Kobel Family Endowed Scholarship Awarded to a student who:

  • Class standing: Undergraduate (sophmore, junior or senior), or graduate student.
  • Preference given to students who are majoring in business, marketing, or finance.
  • Must have completed or be currently enrolled in BFR 2123 Principles of Franchising.
  • Apply here

ABOUT THE KOBEL FAMILY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

The Kobel family wishes to empower the next generation of young leaders through this scholarship. The goal is to enable our youth to learn, forge, and abide with Jesus and to change the world.

Morrow Hill Annual Scholarship is awarded to a student who:

  • Completed or is currently enrolled in Principles of Franchising.
  • Demonstrates academic excellence and a commitment to pursuing a career in franchising.
  • Shows involvement in extracurricular activities related to franchising or entrepreneurship.
  • Exhibits leadership qualities and a passion for the franchising business model.
  • Apply here

ABOUT THE MORROW HILL ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is provided by Morrow Hill, the premier firm for the largest global organizations to both exclusively represent tenant lease negotiations and offer clients a single point of contact. Co-founder Jonathan Hill is a member of the Titus Center Advisory Board.

Titus Center Birdie Fund Annual Scholarship awarded to a student who:

  • Completed or is currently enrolled in Principles of Franchising.
  • Demonstrates academic excellence and a commitment to pursuing a career in franchising.
  • Shows involvement in extracurricular activities related to franchising or entrepreneurship.
  • Exhibits leadership qualities and a passion for the franchising business model.
  • Apply here

ABOUT THE TITUS CENTER BIRDIE FUND ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Titus Center Birdie Fund Annual Scholarship is made possible by the generous contributions of Titus Center Advisory Board members and guests, who participate in a semiannual golf tournament to raise funds for this scholarship. Participants in the inaugural (April 2024) tournament included (from left to right) Gary Ratner, Jeffrey Leach, Kevin DuBois, Blake McIntire, Mitchell Nolan and Branden Grimshaw.

We are grateful for the continued support of all our donors and participants who make this scholarship possible. Their commitment to fostering the next generation of franchise leaders is invaluable.

Special thanks to our donors: Ray Titus, Gary Ratner, Kevin Dubois, Branden Grimshaw, Jeffery Leach, and Mitchell Nolan

Watch this video as Titus Center alumnus Mitchell Nolan tells the story of the Birdie Fund Scholarship.

2024 Scholarship Dedication

The 2024 Titus Center Birdie Fund Scholarship is awarded in honor of the late John Kanski. John was a beloved member of the franchise community, known for his dedication and contributions as the franchisor of Salty Dawg and a franchisee of Paul Mitchell Beauty Schools. An avid golfer, John’s passion for the sport and the franchising sector made him a cherished figure among his peers. This scholarship honors his legacy and his impact in the franchise community.

 

2024 Scholarships

Titus Center for Franchising Scholarships will be awarded during the Nov. 20, 2024 Advisory Board meeting held on campus. Every year in late August the Titus Center invites students to apply for the scholarships.

Recipients Must:

  • Be full-time students at Palm Beach Atlantic University in good standing.
  • Officially have selected to pursue the Concentration in Franchising (if an undergraduate). To declare the Concentration a student can request the appropriate form from
    an academic advisor, or Titus Center, or the Rinker School of Business Dean’s Office.
  • Earn a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the core values of the University, including community service.

2023 Scholarship Winners

Alessia Passerini receives a franchising scholarship 2023

Alessia Passerini won the Seiber Family Scholarship provided by Geoff and Sherri Seiber, executives of FranFund, Inc. Dr. John Hayes presented the award.

Caron Quinn receives a 2023 franchising scholarship

Carson Quinn won the JJ Prendamano Scholarship presented by Ray Titus, founder and CEO of United Franchise Group.

franchise scholarship recipient 2023

Frida Alsterhem won the Chick Fil A West Palm Beach Scholarship presented by Kasey Dick on behalf of CFA West Palm Beach operator, Rob Morris.

Delaney Hetzer receives a 2023 franchising scholarship

Delaney Hetzer won the Don Dwyer, Sr. Scholarship presented by Dina Dwyer-Owens, former CEO of Neighborly (formerly The Dwyer Group).

PBA student receives 2023 franchising scholarship

Mark Hanna won the Kobel Family Scholarship endowed by Ed and Becky Kobel. The award was presented by Dr. John Hayes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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