Robert Hernandez, Sr. Memorial Scholarship

The Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) Scholarship Program is pleased to offer the Robert L. Hernandez, Sr. Memorial Scholarship Award. Robert dedicated his life to the service of God, his family, and this country. He served honorably in the United States Navy from 1950-1954. He later served as a New York City Police Officer from 1955-1975 and as a Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy from 1985-1996. Established by his family, this memorial scholarship honors his legacy and dedication by awarding scholarships to current fourth-year medical students who have demonstrated outstanding professionalism, humanism, and service to others.


  • Applicants must be fourth year medical students.
  • Applicants must demonstrate academic merit, professionalism, humanism and service.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Describe any special circumstances or obligations you have that might demonstrate financial need.
  2. Describe your medical career aspirations as you continue into your residency training.
  3. Describe what makes you the best candidate for this award.