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Scholarships

Florida International University believes in rewarding you for your hard work and talents.

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Scholarship Competition for 2018-2019

If you are a high achiever, FIU wants to help you accomplish everything you possibly can as an FIU student. One of the ways we do this is through a variety of competitive merit scholarships.

Freshman Merit Scholarships

Scholarship applications are found at fiu.academicworks.com and must be completed no later than December 15, 2017. A completed scholarship application consists of two letters of recommendation and an essay response to a prompt.

 

Scholarship

Eligibility

Award

Presidential

4.0 GPA

1390 SAT / or 30 ACT

Admitted to FIU prior to December 1, 2017

100% tuition and fees plus books 

Ambassador

4.0 GPA

1280 SAT or 27 ACT

Admitted to FIU prior to December 1, 2017

75% tuition and fees plus books



Note regarding test scores: The last test date results used for scholarship consideration are SAT – November 4, 2017 and ACT – October 29, 2017.

Freshman Scholarship Timeline


Be admitted as a first-time in college degree seeking student

December 1, 2017

Note- In order to ensure you are admitted by the consideration date, we recommend you submit your admissions application by November 15, 2017.

Submit a completed scholarship application

December 15, 2017

Scholarship recipients notified

Decisions will be released beginning February 2018

Accept scholarship and submit $200 enrollment deposit

May 1, 2018


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

Scholarship applications are found at fiu.academicworks.com and must be completed no later than November 15, 2017. A completed scholarship application consists of two letters of recommendation and an essay response to a prompt.

Scholarship

Eligibility*

Award

Transfer Academic Achievement

4.0 GPA 60 transferrable credit hours or an AA degree completed before term of entry Admitted to FIU prior to December 1, 2017

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

Be admitted to FIU as a transfer, degree seeking student

December 1, 2017

Note- In order to ensure you are admitted by the consideration date, we recommend you submit your admissions application by November 15, 2017.

Submit a completed scholarship application

December 15, 2017

Scholarship recipient notifications

Decisions will be released beginning February 2018

Accept scholarship and submit $200 enrollment deposit

May 1, 2018

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


Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Raise.me

Raise.me is a micro-scholarship program for high school students. Students can earn scholarships by visiting raise.me/join/fiu and entering in their profile information and following FIU.

  • Must be a Florida or DC resident
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must have at least a 3.2 as calculated when student enters grades in Raise.Me (GPA is verified by FIU)
  • Must apply to FIU by November 1
  • May not be stacked with other FIU premier scholarships, Gold and Blue Achievement Award or a National Scholarships.
  • Last day to add to and submit profile - December 1


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 March 1, 2017. 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 305-348-0349. You can also email us at scholarships@fiu.edu.