Newly Admitted Transfer Students

Transfer Scholarships are competitive and a select number of new transfer students will be awarded each Fall semester. Recipients are selected on the basis of academic achievement, letters of recommendation, and extra-curricular activities. Students who apply by January 15 will be given priority consideration. Initial awards will be made on April 1. The final deadline for application and letters is May 1.

Eligibility:

  • Admission and active status in the Honors College
  • Maintain minimum enrollment of 15 credits per term
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative FIU GPA of at least 3.3
  • Students awarded a transfer scholarship may only receive one transfer award per academic year

Students who wish to be considered for Honors Transfer Scholarships must submit the following documents:

To apply:

  • Completed application for FIU admission
  • Completed Honors College application
  • Optional: students may submit evidence of Honors awards or academic achievements
  • Two letters of recommendation from previous instructors* sent to the attention of:

Honors Admissions Committee
Honors College
11200 SW 8th Street, DM 233
Miami, FL 33199

*Instructors may also send a scanned PDF version to hcadmissions@fiu.edu






 

Please read the policies governing Honors College Transfer Scholarships below.


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 FIU 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.