Flagship Campus freshman Maeonna Marshall is now one-step closer to becoming an accountant thanks to her Women in Automotive Scholarship.


Marshall, a graduate of Albany Leadership Charter High School, in Albany, New York is the first recipient of the $20,000 award presented incrementally to a student over four-years.


Maeonna shared that she’s happy with her decision to enroll at Keiser University. “I love the tropical West Palm Beach Keiser University Flagship campus and its close proximity to the beach and all of the great destinations that South Florida has to offer. The teachers are amazing, and I’m thankful that it’s been so easy to meet friends here,” said the Watervliet, New York native.


Designed to promote opportunities for females to enroll in the Keiser University Automotive Dealer Management and other four-year degree programs, the scholarship, introduced to Seahawk students by professor Martha Rader, was created to empower women within the automotive industry.


“I am honored to be part of the first Keiser University Flagship Campus Automotive Dealership Management/Women in Automotive Scholarship program.  The emotions that come with knowing I am part of an initiative that makes a big difference in the lives of others is inspiring, and humbling,” said Dr. Rader.


Women in Automotive was founded by six industry female leaders in partnership with JKR Advertising in Orlando, Florida, with the mission of assisting the automotive community in recruiting, retaining, and developing female employees and leaders. The group is particularly interested in empowering and developing women in the automotive industry with the philosophy that strong female leaders benefit the work force and will help facilitate the training and hiring of more females in dealerships.