Students who are interested in attending FIU often base their decision as to whether to attend the university on the amount of funding they receive. Luckily, there are many scholarship opportunities available for prospective or current students. Some of these scholarships are only open to students of certain grade levels (i.e., graduate or undergraduate) while others are open to all students. In addition to the FIU specific scholarships that are listed below, students may want to complete a FAFSA application to determine whether they have qualified for any federal or state aid. In addition to this, students can check out the scholarships below that are offered to FIU students:
Undergraduate Admissions Ambassador Merit Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to students based solely on academic merit. In order to be considered for the scholarship, students are required to hold a 4.0 grade point average and achieve a 27 on the ACT or 1280 on the SAT exam. Furthermore, only students who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States will be considered for this scholarship, although students who receive an F-1 visa can also apply. Lastly, applicants must plan to enroll at FIU on a full-time basis immediately after their high school graduation. The scholarship provides an award of 75% tuition remission, coverage of all student fees, and covers textbooks. Students are required to apply prior to November 1st. Additional information about this scholarship can be found here.
SGA Medical Student Scholarship: This award is open to FIU medical students. All applicants must hold at least a 3.3 grade point average, attend the university on a full-time basis, and be in good standing at the university. Furthermore, students must submit one letter of recommendation and show leadership skills within the FIU campus and surrounding community. All interested applicants must apply prior to the October 14th deadline. The winner will be awarded a scholarship that is valued at $1,000.
NACME Engineering Scholarship: This scholarship is sponsored by The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering. The goal of this scholarship is to increase the number of qualified minority students who enter the engineering field. In order to be eligible, students must have at least a 2.9 grade point average. Only students who are attending FIU on a full-time basis will be considered for this scholarship. The applicant must be majoring in engineering and must demonstrate financial need as evidenced by their FAFSA application. Students must also be a resident or citizen of the United States and only minority students are eligible (American Indian, African American, or Hispanic American). This scholarship is renewable provided that applicants continue to meet the eligibility requirements. The scholarship provides students with $2,000 per year, which is divided between fall and spring semesters. Students can receive up to five years of funding without reapplying. After the applicant receives the funding, students must submit an update resume and engage in mentor-sponsored research. All applicants must apply prior to the December 2nd deadline. Additional information can be seen here.