Gold and Blue Scholarships are awarded to entering students by Undergraduate Admissions to recognize outstanding academic performance. Awards are distributed over four years (or 2 years for transfer students) and range from:
- $1,000 to $12,000 for Florida residents
- $4,000 to $24,000 for non-Florida residents
There is no separate application for this scholarship program. Students who apply for admission to FIU for summer or fall terms are automatically considered based on their admission application. Incoming First time in college students are encouraged to apply for admission to FIU by November 1 of their senior year for priority scholarship consideration. Scholarship funding is limited. The Scholarship Committee reviews admitted students until all scholarship funding has been allocated. Scholarship funding for FTICs is usually exhausted by mid-January for the incoming summer and fall classes. The selection process is competitive, as fewer than 30 percent of our freshman students receive an offer.
If we offer you a Gold and Blue scholarship, we will contact you by e-mail and through your application portal. Please note that our merit scholarship review process is not concurrent with offers of admission. Gold and Blue scholarships cannot be stacked with other forms of FIU merit aid. If you apply and are selected for a scholarship of higher value (National Merit, Presidential, Ambassador), you forfeit your Gold and Blue award and can only receive the highest offer.