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Incoming freshman and transfer students can apply for several FIU and national merit scholarships. These scholarships are awarded for outstanding academic ability, demonstrated by your GPA, an essay or other achievements. Read below to learn more about the different types of merit scholarships, what they offer, and their requirements. Students should review the Renewal and Appeal policies for future reference.

Renewal & Appeal

Students should review the renewal and appeal to maintain their merit scholarship aid.

  • Presidential Merit Scholarship

    Reward

    100% tuition and fees, plus a book stipend

    Requirements

    • Graduating high school senior entering FIU in Early Fall/ Fall 2020
    • 4.0 GPA | 1370 SAT or 30 ACT
    • Admitted to FIU prior to November 1, 2019
    • Scholarship application opens July 1, 2019 and closes November 15, 2019
    • View FIU Scholarship Search to apply
  • Ambassador Merit Scholarship

    Reward

    75% tuition and fees, plus a book stipend

    Requirements

    • Graduating high school senior entering FIU in Early Fall/ Fall 2020
    • 4.0 GPA | 1280 SAT or 27 ACT
    • Admitted to FIU prior to November 1, 2019
    • Scholarship application opens July 1, 2019 and closes November 15, 2019
    • View FIU Scholarship Search to apply
  • Transfer Merit Scholarship

    Reward

    50% tuition and fees, plus books

    Requirements

    • Transfer student entering FIU in Early Fall/Fall 2020
    • 60 transferable credit hours or an AA degree
    • 3.8 GPA
    • Admitted to FIU prior to February 1, 2020
    • Scholarship application deadline: March 1, 2019
    • Visit FIU Scholarship Search to apply
  • Raise.Me Micro-Scholarships

    Reward

    Varies

    Requirements

    • Graduating high school senior entering FIU in Early Fall/Fall 2020
    • Florida or DC resident
    • 3.2 GPA
    • Apply to FIU by November 1
    • Follow FIU on Raise.ME
    • Deadline to update Raise.Me profile: December 1, 2019
    • Visit Raise.Me to apply
  • National Scholars

    Are you a National Hispanic Scholar or National Merit Semi-Finalist? Contact our office to learn more about exclusive scholarship opportunities available for you!

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