Razor's Edge Program
Scholarship for Leaders
It's a competitive world out there! Today, students seeking to meet their educational, career, and life goals need a competitive advantage. Named after our mascot – Razor the Shark – the Razor's Edge Leadership Development Program gives students an incredible curricular and co-curricular experience that aims to help them gain the knowledge, skills, experience, and attitudes needed to be 21st Century Leaders.
Razor's Edge students are deeply involved at both the academic and social level throughout NSU as an ever growing and impactful community of learners, leaders, and achievers. Participants in the program are consistently representing and promoting the face of the University as well as Shark Pride through their leadership positions within on campus organizations, student government, employment inside on campus divisions, departments and offices. These student leaders can also be seen off campus participating in a variety of community service and philanthropy initiatives.
Much is asked of each Razor's Edge student, and in return participants receive a scholarship valued annually at $10,000. Students are expected to adhere and exceed the standard expectations and requirements set forth by the program and keep Razor's Edge a priority in their commitments while enrolled at NSU. Razor’s Edge participants understand it's not only about one's self but also about helping others achieve, and improving one’s own community.
The annual $10,000 scholarship awarded to Razor's Edge students includes the following:
|Funds Applied To||Scholarship Value (per year)|
|Room & Board||$4,000|
|Declining Balance Meal Plan||$500|
The Razor's Edge experience is designed for student leaders who will be entering college as first time in college freshmen. They have already demonstrated a commitment to leading and to making an impact both in their schools and in their local communities. Participants must also have the desire to continuously improve their leadership abilities by learning about leadership in the classroom, by applying those lessons, and by taking on leadership roles on campus and beyond. Razor's Edge participants understand that leadership is not only about one's self, it's also about helping others achieve.
It's your future to create. Let NSU help you make it great!
Applications for the Fall 2014 academic year are now open! Click here to apply. The early application deadline is December 6, 2013. Students applying by the priority deadline will be able to choose which competition weekend they will attend. Final deadline is January 10, 2014. If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact us at email@example.com or call the office at (954) 262-7179.
Razor's Edge participants will gain a Certificate of Leadership upon successful completion of the program. This involves 16 curricular credits earned through a combination of one-credit seminars and three-credit classes, during a four-year period.
Razor's Edge participants will immerse themselves in the co-curricular components of the program by living on campus and taking on programmatic, student organization and, eventually, campus leadership roles. Participants will take monthly seminars and have other opportunities as they progress through the program.
Razor's Edge participants are expected to be agents of change:
- Leading campus organizations
- Working with senior campus leaders and administrators
- Participating in significant service projects
- Acting as mentors to younger students
- Facilitating leadership workshops
- For more information regarding the curriculum, click here.