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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.

*FIU recalculates GPA based on your courses taken. Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Enrollment, AICE and Honors courses are all taken into consideration in your FIU weighted GPA. FIU weighted GPA is used for Scholarships as well.

Renewal & Appeal

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

  • Presidential Merit Scholarship

    Reward

    100% Undergraduate tuition and fees, plus a book stipend

    Requirements

    • Graduating high school senior entering FIU in Early Fall/ Fall 2021
    • 4.0 GPA | 1370 SAT or 30 ACT
    • Be a citizen of the United States, a U.S. lawful permanent resident or an international student with intention of receiving the F-1 visa to study in the United States
    • Admitted to FIU prior to January 15, 2021
    • Scholarship application closes January 31, 2021
    • View FIU Scholarship Search to apply

     

    FIU is closely monitoring SAT and ACT test cancellations and will continue to amend deadlines to ensure students have the opportunity to gain eligibility for scholarship consideration. 

  • Ambassador Merit Scholarship

    Reward

    75% Undergraduate tuition and fees, plus a book stipend

    Requirements

    • Graduating high school senior entering FIU in Early Fall/ Fall 2021
    • 4.0 GPA | 1280 SAT or 27 ACT
    • Be a citizen of the United States, a U.S. lawful permanent resident or an international student with intention of receiving the F-1 visa to study in the United States
    • Admitted to FIU prior to January 15, 2021
    • Scholarship application closes January 31, 2021
    • View FIU Scholarship Search to apply

     

    FIU is closely monitoring SAT and ACT test cancellations and will continue to amend deadlines to ensure students have the opportunity to gain eligibility for scholarship consideration. 

  • Transfer Merit Scholarship

    Reward

    50% Undergraduate tuition and fees, plus books

    Requirements

    • Transfer student entering FIU in Early Fall/Fall 2021
    • Be a citizen of the United States, a U.S. lawful permanent resident or an international student with intention of receiving the F-1 visa to study in the United States
    • 60 transferable credit hours or an AA degree
    • 3.8 GPA
    • Admitted to FIU prior to February 1, 2021
    • Scholarship application deadline: March 1, 2021
    • Visit FIU Scholarship Search to apply
  • Raise.Me Micro-Scholarships

    Reward

    Varies

    Requirements

    • Graduating high school senior entering FIU in Early Fall/Fall 2021
    • Be a citizen of the United States, or a U.S. lawful permanent resident 
    • Florida or DC resident
    • 3.2 GPA
    • Apply to FIU by December 31, 2020
    • Follow FIU on Raise.ME
    • Deadline to update Raise.Me profile: January 30, 2021
    • Visit Raise.Me to apply
  • FIU National Merit Finalist

    Are you a National Merit® Finalist?

    Reward

    • 100% Undergraduate 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 2021
    • Be a citizen of the United States, a U.S. lawful permanent resident or an international student with intention of receiving the F-1 visa to study in the United States
    • 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 January 15, 2021
    • Complete an Ambassador Merit or Presidential Merit Scholarship Application
    • Scholarship application closes January 31, 2021
    • 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% Undergraduate 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 2021
    • Be a citizen of the United States, a U.S. lawful permanent resident or an international student with intention of receiving the F-1 visa to study in the United States
    • Named a National Hispanic Scholar by College Board
    • Admitted to FIU prior to January 15, 2021
    • Complete an Ambassador Merit or Presidential Merit Scholarship Application
    • Upload your National Hispanic Scholar Certificate from College Board
    • Scholarship application closes January 31, 2021
    • View FIU Scholarship Search to apply

     

    FIU is closely monitoring SAT and ACT test cancellations and will continue to amend deadlines to ensure students have the opportunity to gain eligibility for scholarship consideration. 

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