Scholarships

A limited number of exclusive, competitive Honors scholarships are available for current and incoming Honors College students. FIU’s online scholarship application tool, AcademicWorks,  will allow you to search and apply for these and other scholarships at FIU. All award amounts shown are the total for the fall-spring school year.

 

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 recommend scholarships for which you may be eligible. 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.
  4. For First Generation scholarships, you must qualify as a “First Generation” student to be eligible. 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 in any country. 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.

 

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/or is pursuing a career in law.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Entering or current Honors College student in good standing (min. 3.3 GPA);
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in extracurricular activities;
  • Preferably pre-law;
  • Preferably a current or former resident of Jamaica.

Amount (annual):

  • $2500

Duration:

May be renewable if funds are available in the Scholarship Fund.

Gerald C. Grant, Jr., Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

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

Amount (annual):

  • $1500

Duration:

Not automatically renewable; recipient can re-apply

Grocery Manufacturer’s Representatives Scholarship

Eligibility:

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

Amount: $2000

Duration:

Not automatically renewable; recipient can re-apply

Harvey L. Young Family Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • Entering or current Honors College student in good standing (min. 3.3 GPA);
  • Demonstrated financial need in a written statement to the Honors College Scholarship Committee;
  • Florida residency;
  • Evidence of motivation, character, and potential.

Amount: $2000

Duration:

  • Automatic renewal for four years, as funds allow, if recipient:
    • remains a full‑time Honors College student in good standing
    • makes satisfactory progress towards a 4-year bachelor’s degree
    • maintains a 3.3 cumulative FIU GPA

Honors College Study Abroad Scholarship 

Scholarship dates: OPEN 1/28, CLOSE 2/25

Are you very interested in participating in an Honors College Study Abroad Program in summer 2020? The Honors College is committed to funding a select number of students with a full program scholarship of up to $4000.00 so you can learn in an exciting overseas environment.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Current Honors College student in good standing (min. 3.3 GPA);
  • Essay/personal statement (2-page, double-spaced) stating the program you would like to attend, why you wish to participate in the selected Study Abroad program, and why you should be selected as a recipient of the scholarship.
  • Must be eligible to participate in the Study Abroad program, of which the 6 IDH credits will satisfy open Honors College curriculum requirements.
  • Financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

Additional Criteria:

  • Award covers full program cost, with airfare, up to a maximum amount of $4000;
  • Tuition and personal expenses are not included;
  • Awards are only valid for the 2019-2020 academic year;
  • The declared program cannot be changed;
  • All Study Abroad academic and policy requirements must be met.

Winners will be announced by March 25.

Jordan Castellon & Ricardo LLC Scholarship

Eligibility:

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

 Amount: $1000

Duration:

  • Automatic renewal for four years, as funds allow, if recipient:
    • remains a full-time Honors College student in good standing
    • makes satisfactory progress towards a bachelor’s degree
    • maintains a 3.3 cumulative GPA at FIU

Jorge and Darlene Perez Scholars Endowment

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and must maintain this GPA to continue to receive this scholarship. The scholarship may be renewed, for a maximum of 4 years.
  • Recipients must submit an essay about the following: The purpose of the FIU Honors College is to educate, prepare, and motivate tomorrow’s leaders who generate value. What trials did you encounter and what knowledge did you acquire to generate value? How do you plan to use this talent or value to change South Florida? How do you envision creating a better city and state? How will your FIU education and this scholarship allow you to accomplish your goals and make a difference? How will you give back?
  • Recipients must submit a paragraph to the Donor at the end of each semester explaining their future leadership potential and updating the Donor as to how the scholarship is helping the recipient achieve his or her goals.
  • Preference will be given to those with a desire to stay in the South Florida community upon graduation.
  • The scholarship will be given to students demonstrating outstanding scholastic aptitude and accomplishments and, secondarily, financial need.
  • Recipients must be enrolled as full-time, degree seeking Honors College students.

Amount: $10,000 a year

Duration:

Automatic renewal for a maximum of four (4) years, if recipient:

  • Remains a full-time degree-seeking Honors College student.
  • Maintains a 3.5 cumulative GPA at FIU
  • Submits written updates each semester per Donor’s request

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:

  • Neither parent has a college degree
  • Resident of the State of Florida.
  • Enrollment for a minimum of six credit hours per semester.
  • Have financial need as determined through the FAFSA..

Lucille E. Snaith Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Eligibility:

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

Amount: $2500

Duration:

  • Automatic renewal for three years, as funds allow, if recipient:
    • remains a full-time Honors College student in good standing
    • makes satisfactory progress towards a bachelor’s degree
    • maintains a 3.3 cumulative GPA at FIU

Pamela Silva Conde First Generation Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • Entering or current Honors College student in good standing (minimum 3.3 GPA);
  • Have Financial need as determined by the FAFSA;
  • Enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours per semester;
  • Preferably majoring in the College of Business Administration or the School of Journalism and Mass Communications
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • 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.

 Amount: $2000

Two Pamela Silva Conde Scholars will be selected each academic year. For more information about this scholarship, please click here.

Sarah R. Gaylord First Generation Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria:

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

 Amount: $10,000 per academic year

Duration:

  • Automatic renewal for four years, as funds allow, if recipient:
    • remains a full-time degree-seeking Honors College student in good standing
    • enrolls in a minimum of six credit hours per semester (Fall and Spring)
    • makes satisfactory progress towards a bachelor’s degree
    • maintains a 3.3 cumulative GPA at FIU

Sheri Anne Graham Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility:

  • Entering Honors College freshman with a high school GPA of 3.5 or greater;
  • Demonstrate financial need in a written statement to the Honors College Scholarship Committee;
  • U.S. citizenship;
  • Resident of Miami-Dade County;
  • 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.)

Amount: $2500

Duration:

  • Automatic renewal for four years, as funds allow, if recipient:
    • remains a full-time Honors College student in good standing
    • makes satisfactory progress towards a bachelor’s degree
    • maintains a 3.3 cumulative GPA at FIU

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.

Eligibility:

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

Duration:

  • Keep the assigned laptop computer, if recipient:
    • remains a full-time Honors College student in good standing
    • makes satisfactory progress towards a bachelor’s degree
    • maintains a 3.3 cumulative GPA at FIU

William T. Jerome III Community Service Scholarship 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Honors College Senior (or rising Junior) in good standing (min. 3.3 GPA);
  • Evidence of motivation, character, and potential through community service; demonstration of an effort to integrate university learning with civic engagement.
  • Financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office.

Amount (one-time):

  • $500.00
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.

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

  • 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

    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.

    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.

    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.

     

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.

Other Scholarship Resources

Other Scholarship Resources

Some additional scholarship resources (not limited to Honors students) may be available. 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 Scholarship Opportunities