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 Univeristy 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.
- MSM Online Merit Scholarship
As funding resources permit, the MSM program offers scholarships to recently admitted students based on a set of criteria that includes general work experience (type, nature, and amount), marketing-related experience (type, nature, and amount), undergraduate academic performance, upper-division undergraduate GPA (UG60)*, previous graduate degrees and performance (if applicable), scholarship essays, and other relevant factors.
To be considered for this scholarship award, students must submit an application, essay, and professional resume. Scholarships are awarded after consideration by the scholarship committee once all factors of your application are reviewed. Not all scholarships may be awarded. Meeting the eligibility requirements does not automatically result in a student receiving the scholarship. The availability of funds and the number of qualified applicants may also affect the number and dollar amount of scholarships awarded.
- The scholarship award amount will be divided across the number of semesters the student is in the MSM program.
- Starting in fall 2023, merit scholarships will only be awarded at the start of each cohort/program. Applications submitted after the start of the cohort/program will not be considered.
*UG60: the GPA calculation of upper-division coursework earned during bachelor's degree. The UG60 is calculated by the FIU, College of Business Admissions Office upon receipt of bachelor's degree transcripts and proof of degree.
Students must remain in good academic standing within the program (3.0 GPA or higher) in order to continue to receive scholarship funds.
- Fall Admission - August 1st
- Summer Admission – March 29th
- Spring Admission - December 12th
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 are subject to change, are competitively merit-based and subject to availability and number of students per cohort.
By applying for this scholarship, all applicants grant FIU the right to reprint, distribute, and/or use their name, picture, and/or likeness in any press release, advertisements, promotion, and promotional materials.