Titus Center Birdie Fund Annual Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Must be a full-time student at Palm Beach Atlantic University in good standing.
  • Enrolled in the Rinker School of Business.
  • Selected the Concentration in Franchising (undergraduates only). Use this form to select the concentration.
  • Earned a minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Demonstrated a commitment to the core values of the University, including community service.
  • Class standing: Undergraduate (junior or senior), or graduate student.
  • Preference is given to students who are majoring in business, marketing, or finance.
  • Must have completed or be currently enrolled in BFR 2123 Principles of Franchising.

Deadline to apply:

Wednesday, September 18, 2024

Award Amount:

The award amount is $2,500.

Scholarship Application Steps :

  1. Meet the scholarship criteria (above).
  2. Complete the application form below and submit it by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 18, 2024.

NOTE: Your application must include a brief written essay (no more than 200 words) that directly addresses all the criteria for this scholarship. Please be sure to write about the following criteria:

  • Define franchising – what is it, why does it work, when does it not work, etc.
  • Discuss how/why franchising works in a capitalist society.
  • Explain how your education will contribute to the Free Enterprise system.
  • Discuss your experience as a student in Principles of Franchising.
  • Discuss your commitment to the core values of the University.
  • Explain why you should be awarded this scholarship.
  • Submit your completed application and essay via this online form no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 18, 2024.

Scholarship Notification

Scholarship applicants will be notified via email on or before November 13, 2024, regarding the status of their application. Scholarships will be awarded at the Titus Center Advisory Board meeting on the PBA campus on Wednesday, November 20, 2024, at approximately 12:30 p.m. Scholarship recipients are expected to attend the ceremony to accept the scholarship and pose for a photograph.


If you have questions regarding the scholarship process, contact the Titus Center Coordinator at KELLY_Vanhoutan@pba.edu