Scholarships

Current and Admitted Students

Exclusive Honors scholarships are available for current and incoming Honors College students. FIU’s online scholarship application tool, AcademicWorks, T will allow you to search and apply for Honors College scholarships and other scholarships at FIU.

To start a scholarship application on AcademicWorks:

  1. Login at fiu.academicworks.com with your MyAccounts username and password. (You must have already activated your FIU e-mail account and have a Panther ID number)
  2. Fill out the general scholarship application. AcademicWorks will search our database of awards and recommend scholarships you may be eligible to apply for. For some, you will automatically be entered into the applicant pool; for others, you may need to answer additional questions.
  3. To search for the Honors College scholarships (listed below), type “Honors College” in the search tab.

It is important for you to know whether you are a qualified “First Generation” student. To be considered First Gen, you must have put on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that neither of your parents COMPLETED a bachelor’s degree. If that is the case but you answered the FAFSA incorrectly, you must go to https://studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa/next-steps/correct-update and file an amendment to your FAFSA to be eligible for First Generation scholarships.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS ONLY OPEN TO HONORS STUDENTS:

Bilzin Sumberg Scholarship in Memoriam of Damion Dunn

These scholarships are open to all eligible Honors College students; however, preference may be given to a student who is a current or former resident of Jamaica and is pursuing a career in law. The scholarships will be awarded for up to four years provided that the recipient remains an Honors College student in good standing, makes satisfactory progress towards a bachelor’s degree, and maintains a 3.0 cumulative GPA at FIU.

The recipient will receive the following amount of support annually:

  1. Year One: $2500
  2. Year Two: $2000
  3. Year Three: $1500
  4. Year Four: $1500

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Entering or current Honors College student in good standing (min. 3.3 GPA);
  2. Demonstrated leadership ability in extracurricular activities;
  3. Preferably a student planning a career in law;
  4. Preferably a current or former resident of Jamaica.

 

Gerald C. Grant, Jr., Scholarship

These scholarships are open to all eligible Honors College students; however, preference may be given to students of African-American descent. Each scholarship is for $1500 for the academic year. The scholarships are not automatically renewable, but a recipient can apply again in subsequent years.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Entering or current Honors College student in good standing (min. 3.3 GPA);
  2. Evidence of motivation, character, and potential;
  3. Preferably of African-American descent.

 

Grocery Manufacturer’s Representatives Scholarship

These scholarships are open to all eligible Honors College students; however, preference will be given to a business major who is interested in the field of consumer packaged goods and/or the food industry. The student must be able to attend one GMR event annually. Each scholarship is for $2000.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Entering or current Honors College student in good standing (min. 3.3 GPA);
  2. Outstanding academic performance in high school/college;
  3. Evidence of leadership potential, community service, school involvement, and work experience.
  4. Preferably a business major interested in the field of consumer packaged goods/food industry;

 

Harvey L. Young Family Foundation Scholarship

Each scholarships is for $2000 a year. The scholarship will be renewed each year, as long as available in the Family Foundation. provided that the recipient remains a full‑time Honors College student in good standing, makes satisfactory progress towards a bachelor’s degree, and maintains a 3.3 cumulative GPA at FIU.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Entering or current Honors College student in good standing (min. 3.3 GPA);
  2. Demonstrated financial need in a written statement to the Honors College Scholarship Committee;
  3. Florida residency;
  4. Outstanding academic performance;
  5. Evidence of motivation, character, and potential.

 

Jordan Castellon & Ricardo LLC Scholarship

Each scholarships is for $1000 a year.  It may be renewed each year, as long as funds are available, provided that the recipient remains a full-time Honors College student in good standing, makes satisfactory progress towards a bachelor’s degree, and maintains a 3.3 cumulative GPA at FIU.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Entering or current Honors College student in good standing (min. 3.3 GPA);
  2. Outstanding academic performance;
  3. Preferably a student in the College of Business Administration.

 

Jose Marti First Generation Honors College Scholarship

These scholarships will be awarded to Honors College students in good standing who are Hispanic-American or of Spanish culture with origins in Mexico, South America, Central America, or the Caribbean.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. In the first generation of their family to COMPLETE a college degree (students whose siblings have attained or are pursuing a degree are eligible).
  2. Resident of the State of Florida.
  3. Enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours per semester.
  4. Have financial need as determined through the FAFSA..

 

Lucille E. Snaith Memorial Scholarship Endowment

These scholarships are open to all eligible Honors College students; however, preference will be given to incoming freshmen. Each scholarship is for $2500, as long as funds are available, and will be renewed annually for three years, provided that the recipient remains a full‑time Honors College student in good standing, makes satisfactory progress towards a bachelor’s degree, and maintains a 3.3 cumulative GPA at FIU.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Entering or current Honors College student (preference is given to entering freshmen);
  2. Outstanding academic performance in high school/college;
  3. U.S. citizenship;
  4. Legal residency in Miami-Dade or Broward County;
  5. Financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office;
  6. Evidence of motivation, good character, leadership potential, and community service.


Pamela Silva Conde First Generation Scholarship

The Pamela Silva Conde Scholarship has been established in order to provide first-generation, low income, business or journalism majors with the financial support they need to further their education. Each scholarship is for $2000. Two Pamela Silva Conde Scholars will be selected each academic year. For more information about this scholarship, please click here.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Entering or current Honors College student in good standing (minimum 3.3 GPA);
  2. Have Financial need as determined by the FAFSA;
  3. Enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours per semester;
  4. Preferably majoring in the College of Business Administration or the School of Journalism and Mass Communications
  5. Two letters of recommendation
  6. A 2-page typewritten (double-spaced) essay about your career goals, reasons for choosing the profession, and where you would like to work in the future.

 

Sarah R. Gaylord First Generation Scholarship

One scholarship is awarded for$10,000 per academic year and may be renewed each year provided that the recipient remains a degree-seeking Honors College student, enrolls in a minimum of six credit hours per semester (Fall and Spring), makes satisfactory progress towards a bachelor’s degree, and maintains a 3.3 cumulative GPA at FIU.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Entering or current Honors College student in good standing (min. 3.3 GPA);
  2. In the first generation of their family to COMPLETE. a college degree (students whose siblings have attained or are pursuing a degree are eligible);
  3. Resident of the State of Florida;
  4. Have financial need as determined by the FASFA.

 

Sheri Anne Graham Memorial Scholarship

Each scholarship is for $2500 and will be renewed each year, as long as funds are available, provided the recipient remains a full‑time Honors College student in good standing, makes satisfactory progress towards a bachelor’s degree, and maintains a 3.3 cumulative GPA at FIU.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Entering Honors College freshman with a high school GPA of 3.5 or greater;
  2. Demonstrate financial need in a written statement to the Honors College Scholarship Committee;
  3. U.S. citizenship;
  4. Resident of Miami-Dade County;
  5. Intend to major in “arts and sciences” (i.e. any major in the physical sciences, social sciences, liberal studies, or the fine and performing arts.)

 

The Tony Menendez Computer Scholarship

This scholarship awards a laptop computer with all the pertinent programs, along with IT support from the College’s computer lab staff when needed. Scholarship recipients will keep the assigned laptop provided they remain full‑time Honors College students in good standing, make satisfactory progress towards a bachelor’s degree, and maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA at FIU.

Eligibility Criteria:

    1. Freshman enrolled in the Honors College;
    2. Minimum high school GPA of 3.5 or greater;
    3. Financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

 

College Transfer Students

Many transfer students from Florida community colleges qualify for financial support under one of several transfer scholarship programs. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of transfer GPA (special attention is paid to prior performance in honors courses), extra-curricular activities, and letters of recommendation. To be considered for these awards, students must submit the following documents:

  • a completed application for membership in the Honors College
  • two letters of recommendation from previous instructors
  • an application for FIU admission to the University’s Office of Admissions

Students who apply by February 15 will be given priority consideration. Initial awards will be made on March 1.

 

Eligibility Requirements.

  1. Admitted to the Honors College
  2. Maintain minimum enrollment in 15 credits per term

Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 3.3. Willis Holcombe Scholarship
Available only to graduates of Broward College, this award covers the full cost of in-state tuition and registration fees. A minimum entering cumulative grade point average of 3.5 is required.

Eduardo Padron Scholarship
Available only to graduates of Miami-Dade College, this award covers the full cost of in-state tuition and registration fees. A minimum entering cumulative grade point average of 3.5 is required.

Presidential Scholarship
Available to graduates of all Florida community colleges, this award covers the full cost of in-state tuition and registration fees. Students who are interested in this award should submit a letter of recommendation from their community college President. A minimum entering cumulative grade point average of 3.5 is required.

FIU / Community College Honors Scholarship
This award provides $750 per semester for a maximum of four semesters. A minimum entering cumulative grade point average of 3.3 is required. See below for detailed policies.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Each year, one outstanding member of PTK is awarded $2000 per year for a maximum of two years. Students who are interested in this award should submit a letter of recommendation from their PTK faculty advisor. A minimum grade point average of 3.3 is required. See below for detailed policies.

Phi Theta Kappa All-Florida Academic Team Scholarship
This award covers the full cost of in-state tuition.  It is available to graduates of a Florida community college who have been identified as a member of the PTK All-Florida Academic Team. See below for detailed policies.

 

 

POLICIES GOVERNING HONORS COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
FIU/CC Honors and Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships

  1. Award is available to transfer students holding an A.A. degree from a Florida community college.
  2. Students must have completed the A.A. with an overall GPA of at least 3.3 and must have the support of his/her community college Honors Director.
  3. Recipients must be members in good standing of the Honors College.
  4. Awards will begin only during the fall semester of each academic year and will not be available during the summer terms.
  5. All students (except for international students) must submit a current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the Federal Processor (available from any Community College or University Financial Aid Office.)
  6. Students who without prior approval do not enroll in 15 FIU credits, cease participation in the Honors College, or do not maintain at least a 3.3 overall GPA (reviewed annually) will not receive the award and will not be eligible for future support.
  7. Any appeal of these policies must be made in writing to the College Scholarship Committee.Fall admission required for all scholarship awards.

 

Willis Holcombe, Eduardo Padron, Presidential, and PTK All-Florida Academic Team Scholarships

    1. Awards are available to students transferring from Florida Community Colleges
      (Holcombe: BC only; Padron: MDC only; Presidential and PTK All-Florida: any)
    2. Fall admission is required for all scholarship awards.
    3. Students must have completed the A.A. degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 and must have the support of the appropriate community college Honors Director.
    4. Awards will cover the full cost of in-state tuition and the health and athletic fees.
    5. Minimum enrollment is 15 FIU credit hours per term (fall/spring only). Awards will cover a maximum of 15 credits per term.
    6. Awards will begin only during the fall term of each academic year and will not be available during summer terms.
    7. Continuation of the award is contingent upon the student’s maintaining an overall FIU GPA of at least 3.3 (reviewed annually), and earning a minimum of 30 credits per academic year.
    8. Recipients must maintain membership in the Honors College.
    9. All students (except for international students) must submit a current FAFSA (available from any Community College or University Financial Aid Office.)

Any appeal of these policies must be made in writing to the Honors College Scholarship Committee.

Other Scholarship Resources

Other Scholarship Resources

The Honors College has compiled a listing of additional scholarship resources (not limited to Honors students) that may fit your area of interest. Included are the application requirements, deadline and contact information. Please e-mail the Honors College at honors@fiu.edu to report any outdated or missing links or to suggest additional scholarships that may be added to this listing.

Study Abroad Scholarship Links
Other Scholarships Opportunities