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Scholarships help you graduate from FIU with your degree and with little to no debt. Scholarships are usually merit-based financial aid (awarded based on your grades and achievements) but some may have need-based requirements as well. Apply to as many scholarships as you can and apply early to increase your chance of being awarded.

Search & Apply for Scholarships

With the FIU scholarship search tool, admitted students can search for scholarships by requirement, create a profile and track their scholarship awards all in one place. As soon as you apply to FIU and received a Panther ID, you can log in with your FIU username and password to apply.

Freshmen

  • Freshman Merit Scholarships

    Merit scholarships are very competitive. Students must prove a record of high academic achievement to qualify to apply. The following are the top merit scholarships for incoming freshmen:

    • Presidential Premier - Students with 4.0 GPA and 1370 SAT / or 30 ACT. Awards 100% tuition and fees plus a book stipend.
    • Ambassador Premier - Students with 4.0 GPA and 1280 SAT or 27 ACT. Awards 75% tuition and fees plus a book stipend.
    • National Merit - Students who qualify for Presidential/Ambassador scholarships and are selected as a finalist. Awards full tuition, fees, room and board, up to the cost of attendance as published by the Office of Student Financials.
    • National Hispanic - Students who qualify for Presidential/Ambassador scholarships and are selected as a finalist. Awards full tuition, fees, room and board, up to the cost of attendance as published by the Office of Student Financials.

    Application Requirements

    • Be a newly admitted FIU freshman
    • Meet academic eligibility listed above
    • Submit 2 letters of recommendation
    • Write an essay response to a prompt

    Visit the Scholarship Search for applications, deadlines, requirements and award notifications for these scholarships and others. FIU sends notification of scholarship awards by email. Note: scholarships are removed once the deadline has passed.

    For renewal, appeals, and other restrictions, visit the Onestop Scholarship page. Students may only receive one merit scholarships. Apply to the scholarship for which you meet the minimum requirements. Students can "stack" merit scholarships with any federal funds or private scholarships, including Florida Bright Futures and Florida Pre-paid. Merit scholarships cover tuition for the terms stipulated in the scholarship. They do not apply to graduate credits of any accelerated program.


    Dates and Deadlines
    Merit scholarships openJuly 2018
    Last day to take tests for scholarship considerationSAT – Oct. 6, 2018
    ACT – Sept. 8, 2018
    Last day to be admitted to FIUNov. 1, 2018
    (apply by Oct. 15 to meet this deadline)
    Last day to submit scholarship applicationNov. 15, 2018
    Notification of scholarship awardsJanuary 2019
    Last day to accept scholarships and submit depositMay 1, 2019

    Students Impacted by Hurricane Michael

    Students who will not meet these deadlines due to the impact of Hurricane Michael, please contact:

    D’Angelo Johnson
    danjohns@fiu.edu

  • Other Freshman Scholarships

    Visit OneStop for more information on Bright Futures Scholarship, First Generation Scholarship and others.

    Visit Student Affairs for scholarships offered by FIU student programming groups like Multicultural Programs and Services.

Transfers

  • Transfer Merit Scholarships

    Merit scholarships are very competitive. Students must prove a record of high academic achievement to qualify. When filling out an application for admission be sure to accurately reflect the coursework you have completed. The following are the top merit scholarships for incoming transfers:

    • Transfer Academic Achievement

    Application Requirements

    • Be a newly admitted FIU transfer student
    • Submit 2 letters of recommendation
    • Write an essay response to a prompt
    • Have earned a 3.8 GPA and 60 transferrable credit hours

    Visit the Scholarship Search for applications, deadlines, requirements and award notifications for these scholarships and others. FIU sends notification of scholarship awards by email. Note: scholarships are removed once the deadline has passed.


    Dates and Deadlines
    Merit scholarships openJuly 2018
    Last day to be admitted to FIUFeb. 1, 2018
    (apply by Jan. 15 to meet this deadline)
    Last day to submit scholarship applicationMarch 1, 2018
    Notification of scholarship awardsApril 2019
    Last day to accept scholarships and submit depositMay 1, 2019

    For renewal, appeals, and other restrictions, visit the Onestop Scholarship page. Students may only receive one merit scholarships. Apply to the scholarship for which you meet the minimum requirements. Students can "stack" merit scholarships with any federal funds or private scholarships, including Florida Bright Futures and Florida Pre-paid. Merit scholarships cover tuition for the terms stipulated in the scholarship. They do not apply to graduate credits of any accelerated program.

  • Military Scholarships

    Visit Veteran and Military Affairs for state scholarships offered to students for their military service.

  • Other Transfer Scholarships

    Visit Transfer & Transition Services for scholarships based on your degree.

More Scholarships

  • High School Micro-scholarships

    Raise.Me is a micro-scholarship program for high school students. Sign up for Raise.Me and you could earn scholarships for achievements like participating in extracurricular activities and getting good grades. You could earn up to $2,500 per academic year.

    Join Raise.Me

    Requirements

    • 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)
    • May not be stacked with other FIU premier scholarships, Gold and Blue Achievement Award or a National Scholarships.

    Deadlines
    Apply to FIUNovember 1
    Submit completed profileDecember 1
  • DACA, TPS or Undocumented Student Scholarships

    Most undocumented students do not qualify for federal financial aid, state scholarship programs or state-funded university scholarships. But there are still private scholarships you can earn. Speak with your advocate about financial aid opportunities. Learn more about financial aid for undocumented students.

    Scholarships:

  • Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

    Students with documented disabilities can visit the Disability Resource Center for course load accommodations and to apply for scholarships. You must be an enrolled FIU student to apply.