Scholarships & Funding Resources
There are a number of scholarship opportunities provided through the generosity of both individuals and corporations. Most scholarships are awarded in the summer for the following academic year.
Scholarship award will vary in amount, depending on the scholarship, the qualifications of the recipient, and the number of qualified applicants. To be eligible to apply for scholarships, applicants must be seeking a degree in a program offered within the college.
- FIU University Wide Scholarship Opportunities
- Scholarships for Native American Students
Up to $2,000 - February 1st, May 1st, August 1st, November 1st
Four scholarships per year are awarded to degree-seeking students who are at least one-quarter enrolled member of a Native American tribe recognized by the federal government. Applicants may be studying on a part- or full-time basis.
Up to $2,000 - April 4th
This scholarship is made available to full- and part-time graduate students who are enrolled in a tribe or have at least one parent who is. Learners must have at least a 2.5 GPA and online courses are not accepted.
- External & Industry Scholarship Opportunities
U.S. Citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents
Funding for Minority Students
Prospanica Scholarship - Prospanica Foundation’s Scholarships are designed for undergraduate and graduate students who want to achieve their full educational potential and make meaningful contributions to society. We’re looking for entrepreneurial thinkers who know that true accomplishment is much more than individual success, it uplifts the entire Hispanic community.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute - This premier scholarship opportunity is afforded to Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who plan to continue contributing in the future. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund - The Hispanic Scholarship Fund collaborates with foundations, institutions and other partners in the non-profit sector at every level in order to advance our urgent mission of reversing the pattern of Latino under-education.
Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship - The Government Finance Officers Association offers a Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship of $5,000, awarded to outstanding U.S. and Canadian minority students preparing for careers in state and local government finance.
Funding for Female Students
American Association of University Women - AAUW awards fellowships to underrepresented minority women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study in an MBA program. Award amounts range from $5,000 to $12,000.
Funding for Veterans
Post-9/11 GI Bill - The new Post 9/11 GI Bill provides education benefits for service members who have served on active duty for 90 or more days since Sept. 10, 2001. These benefits are tiered based on the number of days served on active duty, creating a benefit package that gives current and previously activated National Guard and Reserve members the same benefits as active duty service members.
Montgomery G.I. Bill - The Montgomery G.I. Bill is intended for veterans who entered the service after July 1, 1985, served two years of continuous active duty, accepted a $100-a-month reduction in their military pay for the first twelve months of service, and received an honorable discharge.
Funding for LGBT Students
Point Foundation - Point Foundation provides financial support, mentoring, leadership training and hope to meritorious students who are marginalized due to sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
International Students Resources
Institute of International Education (IIE) - IIE, which seeks to foster educational exchange, has great resources for exchange students.
International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) - IEFA is the premier resource for financial aid, college scholarship, and grant information for US and international students wishing to study abroad. At this site, you will find the most comprehensive college scholarship search and grant listings plus international student loan programs and other information to promote study abroad.
International Research and Exchanges Board - IREX administers various fellowships for non-degree studies as well as one- and two-year graduate degree studies in the US for foreign nationals within 11 areas of study. Their international student loan program is designed to increase the opportunities for international students who wish to study at approved colleges and universities.
International Student Resources – Country Specific
- Educational Loans for German Students – a resource on student loans for German students
- Instituto Ling – a resource for scholarships available to Brazilian students.
- Fundacao Estudar – a resource for scholarships available to Brazilian students.
- La Caixa – a resource for scholarships available to Spanish students.
- Becas M.O.B. – a resource for scholarships available to Mexican students.
- COMEXUS – a resource for scholarships available to Mexican students.
- Internship Scholarship
As funding resources permit, the OMSLSCM program offers an internship scholarship. This scholarship is primarily for international students who are required to earn internship credits in order to work in an internship in the United States. This scholarship pays only the tuition for the internship course and is awarded for only one semester at a time. Students must be in good standing. The scholarship committee may also examine the potential internship work experience (type and nature), prior work experience (type, nature, and amount), logistics-related experience (type, nature, and amount), current program performance, and any other relevant factors. Availability of funds and the number of qualified applicants may also affect the number and dollar amount of scholarships that are awarded. There may be occasions where it is appropriate for domestic students to receive the internship scholarship.
Students applying for the internship scholarship must submit all relevant documents prior to beginning the internship.
Meeting minimum eligibility requirements guarantees neither the awarding of a scholarship nor any particular scholarship amount.
Dual degree students, students admitted via international agreements, students admitted with reduced tuition through corporate agreements, and students transferring credits are not eligible for this scholarship.
Scholarships are not retroactive or transferable to other programs, and there shall be no changes or substitutions.
All scholarships and criteria are subject to change, availability, and evaluation by a committee.