FSU’s Unconquered Scholars Program

Florida State’s student success practices a model for the nation

Florida State University’s student success initiatives are showcased as a national model for increasing completion rates and reducing inequities in a video released by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. The video highlighting FSU is one of three videos focused on the national priorities set forth by the Academy’s Commission on the Future of […]

Unconquered Scholars Program featured at recent student success conference

Research suggests that fewer than 3 percent of youth who age-out of foster care earn college degrees. To combat this problem, Florida State University started the Unconquered Scholars Program in 2012. The program provides mentorship and guidance to former foster youth and homeless students, with 85 percent of these students graduating within four years — […]

Don’t throw it out, donate it: FSU’s Chuck It For Charity celebrates 10 years

For Florida State University junior Abdullah Derosier, an Unconquered Scholar who came to FSU his freshman year with only a suitcase and 15 cents to his name, getting the basics for college was a challenge. Thanks to Chuck It For Charity, a partnership between FSU Sustainable Campus and University Housing, Derosier and other students facing […]