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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
  • FIU National Merit Finalist

    Are you a National Merit® Finalist?

    Reward

    • 100% tuition and fees, plus a book stipend
    • 100% housing with meal plan
    • Laptop (with demonstration of financial need)

    Academic Benefits Include

    • Guaranteed admission to the Honors College
    • Access to the Honors College Early Assurance Programs for the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and FIU College of Law
    • Priority registration when choosing classes
    • Guaranteed research opportunities and mentorship

    Requirements

    • Graduating high school senior entering FIU in Early Fall/ Fall 2020
    • Selected by the National Merit® Corporation as a National Merit Finalist
    • Selecting FIU as your #1 choice university on the National Merit Scholarship corporation website prior to May 1st
    • Admitted to FIU prior to November 1, 2019
    • Complete an Ambassador Merit or Presidential Merit Scholarship Application
    • Scholarship application opens July 1, 2019 and closes November 15, 2019
    • View FIU Scholarship Search to apply

     

    If you are a National Merit Semi-Finalist and want to visit campus or ask for more information about FIU, please Contact our office to learn more!

  • FIU National Hispanic Scholar

    Are you a National Hispanic Scholar?

    Reward

    • 100% tuition and fees, plus a book stipend
    • 100% housing with meal plan

    Academic Benefits Include

    • Guaranteed admission to the Honors College
    • Access to the Honors College Early Assurance Programs for the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and FIU College of Law
    • Priority registration when choosing classes
    • Guaranteed research opportunities and mentorship

    Requirements

    • Graduating high school senior entering FIU in Early Fall/ Fall 2020
    • Named a National Hispanic Scholar by College Board
    • Admitted to FIU prior to November 1, 2019
    • Complete an Ambassador Merit or Presidential Merit Scholarship Application
    • Upload your National Hispanic Scholar Certificate from College Board
    • Scholarship application opens July 1, 2019 and closes November 15, 2019
    • View FIU Scholarship Search to apply

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