Naming a Scholarship as a Student

Shauntae Roberts

The oldest of three children, Shauntae Roberts is an administrative coordinator II at the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her father was a pastor and her mother was a State Mother of the United Church of God, Florida. Roberts’ parents instilled the value of a solid education and a graduate degree on all of their children. Although she always knew she would attend college, Nova Southeastern University was not in Roberts’ sights, as it was a private university.

A family friend who worked at NSU caught Roberts’ attention, speaking of the great and enthusiastic work environment and the wonderful benefits NSU offers employees. Roberts started her career at NSU in 2012, employed as an administrative coordinator in the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine. She worked hard and studied hard, and recently completed her undergraduate degree in human development and family services from NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Her next goal is to receive a master’s degree from NSU in the fields of either public or health administration.

While an undergraduate, Roberts chose to fund a Changing Lives Scholarship, thus, becoming a member of the President’s Associates Society. When asked why she wanted to contribute to the university, she replied that NSU offers “great benefits through Abenity and NSU’s tuition waivers are very motivating!” She also found the ability to name a scholarship intriguing, and being part of something that has the name “changing” in it encourages growth.

Roberts gives back through time as well. A regular volunteer at events, she enjoys meeting people and considers the opportunity to give back a blessing. When asked why giving back is so important to her, she simply replied, “Not to sound cliché, but Whitney Houston sang it best, ‘I believe the children are our future'.”


A donor can name a Changing Lives Scholarship with a gift of $1,000 each year for five years. For $5,000 paid each year for five years into NSU’s endowment, a donor can create a named scholarship, research, faculty support, or program fund designed to last for generations. Interested in establishing a scholarship? Please contact annualfund@nova.edu or (954) 262-2127.

Students interested in scholarship opportunities can go to nova.edu/financialaid/scholarships