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Prestigious scholarships are among the highest honor a student can achieve. Students from all over the country compete to earn these distinguished awards. These incredible scholarship opportunities can help fund graduate school and research opportunities both at FIU and abroad. As such, they are highly competitive.

For this reason, many of these scholarships require university endorsement, an intense interview process and serious commitment from students wishing to receive these awards. To apply, students must first submit an internal application for consideration by the FIU scholarship committee.

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Read the eligibility requirements for each scholarship and submit the pre-application to the FIU scholarship committee through FIU Scholarship Search. Selected applicants should prepare for candidacy by reviewing the application process.

Endorsement-required Scholarships

Please schedule an appointment with the Office of Scholarship for more detailed information on the programs offered and specific requirements.

  • Truman Scholarship

    The Truman Scholarship Foundation supports students dedicated to a career in public service who currently display excellent leadership and services recipients will receive $30,000 towards graduate school. In addition, scholars are brought to Washington D.C. to participate in an internship with the federal government or nationally focused, nonprofit organization. Crucial factors in the selection of Truman Scholars include literary and scholastic attainments, integrity of character, interest in and respect for one’s fellow beings, and the ability to lead.

    Eligibility

    • U.S. Citizen
    • Have completed 2 years of full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study (College Junior)
    • Intent to work in Public Sector
    • 3.5 GPA
    • University endorsement


    Deadlines

    • Pre-application opens in September
    • Campus application deadline (last day to submit all application materials) is in November


    Submit Pre-application on FIU Scholarship Search

  • Udall Scholarship

    The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership public service and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment. In 2018, the Udall Foundation anticipates awarding 50 scholarships of up to $7,000 each. Crucial factors in the selection include literary and scholastic attainments, integrity of character, interest in and respect for one’s fellow beings and the ability to lead.

    Eligibility

    • College sophomore or junior
    • Identified as native-American Alaska native OR interest in environmental sciences
    • Must be nominated by the university


    Deadlines

    • Contact Office of Scholarship with intent to apply by deadline in September
    • Campus application deadline (last day to submit all application materials) is in November


    Contact to apply for endorsement

  • Goldwater Application

    The Barry Goldwater Scholarship & Excellence In Education program was established to encourage the growth of well-trained scientists, mathematicians and engineers. This is done by the annual award of scholarships to college students who intended to pursue research in these fields. Students are awarded up to $7500 per year for a maximum of 2 years to cover tuition, fees, books, and room and board. Crucial factors in the selection include literary and scholastic attainments, integrity of character, interest in and respect for one’s fellow beings, and the ability to lead.

    Eligibility

    • U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident
    • Have completed 2 years of full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study (College Sophomore or Junior in STEM)
    • Must be studying mathematics, natural sciences or engineering
    • Must have a minimum 3.7 GPA
    • Must have research experience
    • Must have intention to pursue doctoral degree in one of those disciplines


    Deadlines

    • Opens September – Pre-application deadline
    • November deadline – Campus application deadline: Last day to submit all application materials


    Submit Pre-application on FIU Scholarship Search

  • Rhodes Application

    The Rhodes Scholarship Trust is designed to enable students of outstanding intellectual, moral and leadership ability to pursue a second bachelor’s or a master’s degree in science, humanities or social science at Oxford University. The scholarship provides payment of tuition and fees, plus a living stipend and is tenable for a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 years. Each year 32 U.S. citizens are selected as Rhodes Scholars. Candidates may apply in 1 region only; either that in which they have their permanent home address or ordinary place of residence/employment or that in which they are studying. Crucial factors in the selection include literary and scholastic attainments, integrity of character, interest in and respect for one’s fellow beings, and the ability to lead.

    Eligibility

    • U.S. citizen
    • Have completed 2 years of full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study
    • Be between the ages of 18 and 23 of the year of the application
    • Be eligible to receive a bachelor’s degree before beginning at Oxford


    Deadlines

    • Opens January – Pre-application deadline
    • March deadline – Campus application deadline: Last day to submit all application materials (4pm)


    Submit Pre-application on FIU Scholarship Search

  • Mitchell Scholarship

    The Mitchell Scholarship supports young Americans of high ability to study a degree in Ireland. A Mitchell Scholarship supports 1 academic year of post-graduate study in any discipline offered at institutions in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Students with a strong record of scholarship, leadership and commitment to service are encouraged to apply. Each year about 12 students are selected as Mitchell scholars. Candidates may apply in one region only, either that in which they have their permanent home address or ordinary place of residence/employment, or that in which they are studying. Crucial factors include, a candidate’s choice of course, choice of university and academic and personal aptitude.

    Eligibility

    • U.S. Citizen
    • Have completed 2 years of full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study
    • Have a 3.7 GPA or higher
    • Plan to study in a program at an institution in Ireland or Northern Ireland


    Deadlines

    • Opens January – Pre-application deadline
    • March deadline – Campus application deadline: Last day to submit all application materials (4pm)


    Submit Pre-application on FIU Scholarship Search

  • Marshall Scholarship

    Marshall Scholarships support young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. A Marshall Scholarship is tenable for 2 academic years but may be extended to a third year by the commission on a limited basis. Candidate are invited to indicate 2 preferred universities, but interest in studying at universities other than Oxford and Cambridge are particularly welcomed. Each year at least 40 students are selected as Marshal scholars. Candidate may apply in one region only either that in which they have their permanent home address or ordinary place of residence/ employment or that in which they are studying. Crucial factors include a candidate’s choice of course, choice of university, and academic and personal aptitude.

    Eligibility

    • U.S. Citizen
    • Have completed 2 years of full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study
    • Have a 3.7 GPA or higher
    • Plan to study in a program at a United Kingdom institution


    Deadlines

    • Opens January – Pre-application deadline
    • March deadline – Campus application deadline: Last day to submit all application materials (4pm)


    Submit Pre-application on FIU Scholarship Search

  • Non FIU-endorsed