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Scholarships help you graduate from FIU with your degree and with decreased debt. To help support fully online students, FIU Online awards a select number of scholarships. We encourage you to apply to as many scholarships as you can and apply early to increase your chances of being awarded.

In addition to the below FIU Online scholarships, there are more scholarships available for which you may qualify on the FIU Academic Works website. The FIU Academic Works website lists multiple scholarships available to FIU students and is available at https://fiu.academicworks.com.

Scholarships are offered university-wide

FIU offers online students a number of different scholarship opportunities, including the Bright Futures Scholarship, for eligible Florida high school graduates, the First Generation Scholarship, and institutional programs for academic merit assistance and graduate assistance.

Scholarships have specific criteria and varying deadlines and application requirements. We also encourage all students applying for scholarships to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, so they can be considered for financial aid. To learn more about the FIU’s scholarships and other scholarship opportunities, visit FIU’s main scholarship webpage.

FIU Online offers online students a limited number of scholarship opportunities for select degrees. Learn more about eligibility and requirements:

  • FIU Online Corporate and Community Scholarship

    FIU Online has established the Corporate and Community Scholarship to award a limited number of students who are employees or members of select industry organizations.

    This scholarship is eligible to students who are:

    • Employees of companies that are partners of FIU Online
    • Employees of organizations making an impact in communities and industries
    • Members or participants of professional industry organizations that are partners of FIU Online

    The FIU Online Corporate and Community Scholarship is an award of $2,000, divided and disbursed over the first three semesters, in equal installments, after the add/drop date and tuition payment due date of each semester.

    To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be new admitted students during the first awarding semester in any of the below fully online or hybrid programs.

    Scholarship recipient selection is competitive and limited, and students are encouraged to apply early.

    Eligible Fully Online and Hybrid Programs:

    • Online Master of Science in Engineering Management
    • Online Master of Science in Computer Engineering: Network Security
    • Online Master of Science in Hospitality Management
    • Online or Hybrid Master of Health Services Administration
    • Online Master of Public Health
    • Hybrid Executive Master of Public Administration
    • Online Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction: Curriculum Development
    • Online Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Education
    • Online Master of Science in Educational Leadership
    • Online Master of Science in Foreign Language Education: Teaching in Challenging Contexts
    • Online Master of Science in Higher Education Administration
    • Online Master of Science in Research Design and Analysis
    • Online Master of Science in Special Education: Autism Endorsement

    Eligibility:

    • Be a fully admitted new student in the above-mentioned programs.
    • Maintain continuous enrollment each semester.
    • Scholarship application must be submitted by deadline.

    How to Apply:

    • Apply into your program of choice at https://go.fiu.edu/apply and submit any supporting documentation. 
    • Be admitted into the program.
    • Once admitted in the program, submit scholarship application at https://fiu.academicworks.com/ by the scholarship application deadline for your starting semester.

    Please note, https://fiu.academicworks.com/ only displays the scholarship application for the upcoming semester. If your first semester will be at a later time, please check back on https://fiu.academicworks.com/ until the application for your first semester opens up (approximately four months prior to the start of your first semester). 

  • FIU Online Academic Merit Scholarship

    FIU Online has established the Academic Merit Scholarship to award a limited number of students who exhibit strong academic credentials upon admission.

    The FIU Online Academic Merit Scholarship is an award of $2,000, divided and disbursed over the first three semesters, in equal installments, after the add/drop date and tuition payment due date of each semester.

    To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be new admitted students during the first awarding semester in any of the below fully online or hybrid programs.

    Scholarship recipient selection is competitive and limited, and students are encouraged to apply early.

    Eligible Fully Online and Hybrid Programs:

    • Online Master of Science in Engineering Management
    • Online Master of Science in Computer Engineering: Network Security
    • Online Master of Science in Hospitality Management
    • Online or Hybrid Master of Health Services Administration
    • Online Master of Public Health
    • Hybrid Executive Master of Public Administration
    • Online Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction: Curriculum Development
    • Online Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Education
    • Online Master of Science in Educational Leadership
    • Online Master of Science in Foreign Language Education: Teaching in Challenging Contexts
    • Online Master of Science in Higher Education Administration
    • Online Master of Science in Research Design and Analysis
    • Online Master of Science in Special Education: Autism Endorsement

    Eligibility:

    • Be a fully admitted new student in the above-mentioned programs.
    • Minimum 3.25 GPA in upper-division undergraduate coursework based on transcript evaluation.
    • Maintain continuous enrollment each semester.
    • Scholarship application must be submitted by deadline.

    How to Apply:

    • Apply into your program of choice at https://go.fiu.edu/apply and submit any supporting documentation. 
    • Be admitted into the program.
    • Once admitted in the program, submit scholarship application at https://fiu.academicworks.com/ by the scholarship application deadline for your starting semester.

    Please note, https://fiu.academicworks.com/ only displays the scholarship application for the upcoming semester. If your first semester will be at a later time, please check back on https://fiu.academicworks.com/ until the application for your first semester opens up (approximately four months prior to the start of your first semester). 

  • FIU Online GET STARTED Scholarship

    FIU Online has established the GET STARTED Scholarship to support a limited number of students who may be challenged with hardships due to the impact of COVID-19.

    The FIU Online GET STARTED Scholarship is an award of $1,000, provided once during the first semester and is disbursed after the add/drop date and tuition payment due date.

    To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be new admitted students during the first awarding semester in any of the below fully online or hybrid programs.

    Scholarship is limited and students are encouraged to apply early.

    Eligible Fully Online and Hybrid Programs:

    • Online Master of Science in Engineering Management
    • Online Master of Science in Computer Engineering: Network Security
    • Online Master of Science in Hospitality Management
    • Online or Hybrid Master of Health Services Administration
    • Online Master of Public Health
    • Hybrid Executive Master of Public Administration
    • Online Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction: Curriculum Development
    • Online Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Education
    • Online Master of Science in Educational Leadership
    • Online Master of Science in Foreign Language Education: Teaching in Challenging Contexts
    • Online Master of Science in Higher Education Administration
    • Online Master of Science in Research Design and Analysis
    • Online Master of Science in Special Education: Autism Endorsement

    Eligibility:

    • Be a fully admitted new student in the above-mentioned programs.
    • Scholarship application must be submitted by deadline.

    How to Apply:

    • Apply into your program of choice at https://go.fiu.edu/apply and submit any supporting documentation. 
    • Be admitted into the program.
    • Once admitted in the program, submit scholarship application at https://fiu.academicworks.com/ by the scholarship application deadline for your starting semester.

    Please note, https://fiu.academicworks.com/ only displays the scholarship application for the upcoming semester. If your first semester will be at a later time, please check back on https://fiu.academicworks.com/ until the application for your first semester opens up (approximately four months prior to the start of your first semester).

  • The FIU Online Distance Learning Scholarship

    Awards a one-time $500 scholarship.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Majors: Applicant must be enrolled at FIU as an undergraduate, degree-seeking student with a fully online declared major taking a minimum of two 3-credit courses each semester (fall and spring).
    • Part-time Status: Student must take a minimum of 2 classes and 6 credits in the fall, spring, and summer (A,B, and C terms combined).
    • GPA: applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale at FIU.

    Submission Instructions:

    • Written Essay: Applicants must submit a written one-page essay that includes all of the following: (1) Detailed explanation of why you are pursuing your degree online, (2) Role of education in your life, (3) Current FIU Online experience, (4) Motivational factors that keep you persisting, and (5) How scholarship will benefit you and your goals. You are free to include additional information at your discretion.
    • Resume: Including educational background, work experience, and certifications/professional licenses.
    • Personal Statement: One-page bio.
  • FIU Online New Year, New Motivation Scholarship

    Being an educator is challenging, but so rewarding! The year 2022 is an opportunity to renew motivation for a cause that deeply impacts our communities: EDUCATION.

    With the challenges faced by educators in 2021, FIU Online is awarding the New Year, New Motivation scholarship as we take on the 2022 year.

    This is a $5,000 scholarship which will be awarded to one educator with the interest of developing themselves in critical areas, including, curriculum and instruction, educational leadership, and special education.

    The FIU Online New Year, New Motivation Scholarship is an award of $5,000, divided and disbursed over the first three semesters, in equal installments, after the add/drop date and tuition payment due date of each semester.

    To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must be new admitted students during the Fall 2022 semester in any of the below fully online education programs.

    Scholarship recipient selection is competitive and limited, and students are encouraged to apply early.

    Eligible Fully Online Programs:

    • Online Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction: Curriculum Development
    • Online Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Education
    • Online Master of Science in Educational Leadership
    • Online Master of Science in Foreign Language Education: Teaching in Challenging Contexts
    • Online Master of Science in Higher Education Administration
    • Online Master of Science in Research Design and Analysis
    • Online Master of Science in Special Education: Autism Endorsement

    Eligibility:

    • Be a fully admitted new student in the above-mentioned programs during the Fall 2022 semester. 
    • Scholarship application must be submitted by deadline.

    How to Apply:

    • Apply into your program of choice at https://go.fiu.edu/apply and submit any supporting documentation. 
    • Be admitted into the program.
    • Once admitted in the program, submit scholarship application at https://fiu.academicworks.com/ by the scholarship application deadline.
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