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**2016-2017 Scholarship Competition is now closed.**

Scholarship Competition for Fall 2016


To be considered for any merit-based scholarship from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, students must be admitted prior to November 15, 2015

A complete application includes:

Freshman Applicants

  • Online application 
  • $30 non-refundable application fee 
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official submission of SAT or ACT scores 

Transfer Applicants

  • Online application 
  • $30 non-refundable application fee 
  • Official post-secondary transcripts from each college or university attended

Freshman Merit Scholarships

The awarding of academic admissions scholarships is highly competitive. Less than 10% of our incoming Fall 2016 freshman class will receive a scholarship.

To receive an invitation to apply for academic merit scholarships, students must be admitted to FIU prior to November 15, 2015. Students are strongly encouraged to submit a completed admissions application by October 15, 2015 to allow time for the application to be processed. The last test date results used for scholarship consideration are SAT - October 3, 2015 and ACT - September 12, 2015.  

Once admission is offered, scholarship invitations will be sent via e-mail to eligible* students. Scholarship applications must be completed no later than November 30, 2015 via fiu.academicworks.com. A completed scholarship application consists of two letters of recommendation and a personal statement.


Scholarship

Eligibility*

Award

Presidential

4.0 GPA
2000 SAT or 30 ACT

100% tuition and fees plus books 

Ambassador

4.0 GPA
1850 SAT or 28 ACT

75% tuition and fees plus books

Freshman Scholarship Timeline



Submit application for admission as a first-time in college degree seeking student

Suggested submission date of October 15, 2015 

Submit a completed scholarship application

November 30, 2015

Scholarship recipients notified

Decisions will be released beginning January 15, 2016

Accept scholarship and submit $200 enrollment deposit

May 1, 2016


Note: If you are selected to receive a scholarship you will be notified via email and through fiu.academicworks.com.


National Recognition Programs

National Merit, National Achievement and National Hispanic Scholar Finalists


Scholarship

Eligibility (Domestic Students Only)

Award

National Merit
Less than top 1% of PSAT takers per state qualify as a finalist

Must be awarded one of the scholarships listed above and be selected as a finalist for the scholarship program. 

Full tuition, fees, room and board, up to the cost of attendance as published by the  Office of Student Financials.

National Achievement
Less than top 1% of PSAT takers per state qualify as a finalist 

Must be awarded one of the scholarships listed above and be selected as a finalist for the scholarship program

Full tuition, fees, room and board, up to the cost of attendance as published by the  Office of Student Financials.

National Hispanic
Top 2% of PSAT takers who are Hispanic (at least one parent must be 100% Hispanic/Latino/Latina)

Must be awarded one of the scholarships listed above and be selected as a finalist for the scholarship program

Full tuition, fees, room and board, up to the cost of attendance as published by the  Office of Student Financials.

 

Transfer Merit Scholarships

The awarding of academic, admissions scholarships is highly competitive. Less than 30% of our incoming fall transfer class will receive a scholarship.

To receive an invitation to apply for academic merit scholarships, students must be admitted to FIU prior to November 15, 2015. Students are strongly encouraged to submit a completed admissions application by October 15, 2015 to allow time for the application to be processed.

Once admission is offered, scholarship invitations will be sent via e-mail to eligible* students. Scholarship applications must be completed no later than November 30, 2015 via fiu.academicworks.com. A completed scholarship application consists of two letters of recommendation and a personal statement.

Scholarship

Eligibility*

Award

Transfer Academic Achievement

4.0 GPA
60 transferrable credit hours or an AA degree completed before term of entry 

50% tuition and fees plus books








Tip!  When filling out an application for admission be sure to accurately reflect the coursework you have completed and plan to complete before entering FIU.


Transfer Scholarship Timeline

Apply for admission to FIU as a transfer, degree seeking student

November 15, 2015

Respond to scholarship invitation by completing scholarship application

November 30, 2015

Scholarship recipient notifications

Decisions will be released beginning January 15, 2016

Accept scholarship and submit $200 enrollment deposit

May 1, 2015

Note: If you are selected to receive a scholarship you will be notified via email and through fiu.academicworks.com.


Other Scholarship Opportunities


Horatio Alger Association Scholarship
FIU is a collegiate partner of the Horatio Alger Association Scholarship. The Horatio Alger Scholarship is awarded to first time in college students graduating from high school in the spring/summer 2016. The application is available now through October 25, 2015. Visit http://application.horatioalger.org for more information and the application.


THEDREAM.US
FIU is a collegiate partner of THEDREAM.US. This organization provides scholarships to DREAMers who came to the U.S. as minors, have graduated from a U.S. high school but lack legal status. THEDREAM.US has scholarship opportunities for both first time in college students as well as students transferring from a community college with an associate’s degree. The application is available now through February 15, 2016. Visit http://www.thedream.us/scholars/scholarship-guidelines/ for more information and the application.

Please Note: You must already have DACA or TPS status to apply.


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Students who qualify under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) may qualify for a non-resident tuition waiver (see HB851) but are not considered for federal financial aid, state scholarship programs and University scholarships that are funded through the State budget allocations.

In addition, DACA students may be eligible for private scholarships, funded outside of FIU, depending on the requirements for the individual program. Students are encouraged to use search engines such as fastweb.com, finaid.org, edupass.org and collegeboard.org. Additional information is available at www.finaid.org/otheraid/undocumented.phtml. Students may also want to speak with their advocate about opportunities available to assist the financing of their college education.

FIU is a proud partner of TheDream.US and encourages DREAMers who received DACA status to apply for the scholarship. The scholarship is available to high school seniors or high school graduates and community college graduates. For guidelines and additional information visit www.thedream.us.


Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact us at 305-348-7000. You can also email us at meritscholarships@fiu.edu.