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Office of Scholarships

The FIU Office of Scholarships provides incoming freshmen, transfer, international and current students with information and assistance to take advantage of scholarship opportunities available at the university.

If you have questions, schedule an appointment or contact us:

Office: SASC 440
Phone: 305-348-0349

Faculty & Staff: Request a Scholarship

Submit a request to create a scholarship that will be awarded using donated funds from the FIU Foundation use:

Apply for Scholarships

Visit FIU Scholarship Search and log in with your MyFIU username and password to search national and university-based scholarships. Complete the general application you'll be matched with scholarships you qualify for or just find one that works for you.


Types of Scholarships

  • Need-based Scholarships

    Need-based scholarships are based on your financial situation. A student’s eligibility for these scholarships is determined by the student aid index (SAI). You must complete the FAFSA application to apply.

    Submit the FAFSA

    For need-based scholarships offered by the state of Florida you must be a Florida resident to qualify and complete the Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA)

    Florida Financial Aid Application (FFAA)

  • Merit Scholarships (Undergrad Only)

    FIU's commitment to academic excellence is highlighted through programs which honor students who are recognized as:

    • National Merit Finalists
    • National Hispanic Scholars

    Additional awards for outstanding high school seniors and incoming transfers include:

    • Presidential Scholars
    • Ambassador Scholars
    • Transfer Academic Achievement
    • Gold and Blue Achievement (Flat Rate Scholarship)
    • FIU RaiseMe*  (Flat Rate Scholarship)

    For detailed information regarding these programs contact Undergraduate Admission.

    For application requirements visit Admissions Scholarships.

    For renewal requirements visit Scholarship Renewal and Appeal.

  • Nationally Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships

    These are incredible scholarship opportunities to help fund graduate school and research opportunities both here and abroad. Many of these scholarships require university sponsorship, have intense application processes and require a serious commitment from students wishing to receive these awards.

    For this reason, we have internal deadlines in place for students to submit their applications for consideration. The scholarship committee will then choose the strongest applications that will ultimately be submitted.

    Learn more about Prestigious Scholarships.

    Students can also schedule an appointment if they have further questions.

  • FIU Departmental Scholarships

    If your school or department offers a scholarship, find it and apply using the Scholarship Search.

    Learn more about FIU Departmental Scholarships.

  • Grad School Funding

    Graduate students pursuing a master or doctoral degree may qualify for assistantships, fellowships and other awards offered through individual academic units. To apply, contact the Dean's Office of your college or academic department. Visit Graduate Funding to find assistantships, fellowships and more.

  • Non-FIU Scholarships

    When searching for scholarships outside FIU, remember that all scholarship information should be available to you free of charge.

    Learn more about Non-FIU Scholarships.

    Submitting Checks

    To receive aid from Non-FIU Scholarships, students must submit checks for funds to be posted on their account for processing. Organizations can provide the following form, along with documentation of the scholarship criteria and award requirements. For more information or for help please contact The Office of Scholarships.

    Wire Transfers

    Students must keep in mind that the transfers that come from Non-FIU scholarships are only handled through Student Financials. For more information visit How to Pay.

Last updated: May 6, 2024

Live Chat & FAQs

Scholarships: Gold and Blue Merit ScholarshipLast Updated: Mar 2, 2020

The Gold and Blue Achievement Award is given to academically talented, incoming Freshman and Transfer students.

Scholarships: Raise.MeLast Updated: Oct 10, 2019

Scholarships for students starting in 9th grade. RaiseMe is the easiest way for students to earn scholarships for everyday things they do while in high school.

Scholarships: Merit Scholarship AppealsLast Updated: Feb 20, 2018

Students receiving a merit scholarship who fail to meet the 3.0 cumulative GPA and/or the 30 credit hour requirement due to significant, extenuating circumstances may appeal the cancellation of their scholarship.