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Scholarship Competition for 2017-2018


To be considered for any merit-based scholarship from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, students must be admitted prior to November 1, 2016

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 2017 freshman class will receive a scholarship.

To qualify for academic merit scholarship consideration, students must be admitted to FIU prior to November 1, 2016. Students are strongly encouraged to submit a completed admissions application by October 15 to allow time for the application to be processed. The last test date results used for scholarship consideration are SAT - October 1, 2016 and ACT - September 10, 2016.  

Scholarship applications are found at fiu.academicworks.com  and must be completed no later than December 1, 2016. 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 Post-March/1330 SAT *Pre-March or 30 ACT

100% tuition and fees plus books 

Ambassador

4.0 GPA
1280 SAT Post-March/1210 SAT *Pre-March or 27 ACT

75% tuition and fees plus books

*Pre-March SAT scores are based only on CR+M


Freshman Scholarship Timeline


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

Suggested submission date of October 15, 2016

Submit a completed scholarship application

December 1, 2016

Scholarship recipients notified

Decisions will be released beginning January 23, 2017

Accept scholarship and submit $200 enrollment deposit

May 1, 2017


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 qualify for academic merit scholarship consideration, students must be admitted to FIU prior to November 1, 2016. Students are strongly encouraged to submit a completed admissions application by October to allow time for the application to be processed.

Scholarship applications are found at fiu.academicworks.com  and must be completed no later than December 1, 2016 via fiu.academicworks.com. 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 

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 1, 2016

Submit a completed scholarship application

December 1, 2016

Scholarship recipient notifications

Decisions will be released beginning January 23, 2017

Accept scholarship and submit $200 enrollment deposit

May 1, 2017

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 resident
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must have at least a 3.0 as calculated when student enters grades in Raise.Me (GPA is verified by FIU)
  • Must apply and be admitted by November 1 AND have profile complete on Raise.Me by March 1
  • May not be stacked with other FIU premier scholarships, Gold and Blue Achievement Award or a National Scholarships.
  • Last day to add to profile = March 1



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 2017. 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 scholarships@fiu.edu.