Undergraduate Admissions - Presidential Merit Scholarship

The Undergraduate Admissions Presidential Scholarship is open to qualified first time in college U.S. citizens, permanent residents and international students only.

To qualify for academic merit scholarship consideration, students must apply to FIU prior to January 15, 2021 for Early Fall/Fall 2021. Students are strongly encouraged to submit a completed admissions application by December 31 to allow time for the application to be processed. FIU will continue to monitor testing conditions to determine if deadlines needs to be amended to allow students to take the SAT/ACT.

Note- 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.
To be considered, students must submit a completed scholarship application no later than January 31, 2021. A complete application includes having received the required two letters of recommendation by this date.

To enter the competition, a student must:

  • Be enrolled as a high school student progressing normally toward completion of high school and planning to enroll full-time in college following the completion of high school;
  • 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
  • Meet minimum scholarship requirements.
  • 4.0 GPA (weighted)
  • 1370 SAT Score or 30 ACT

Questions- please e-mail scholarships@fiu.edu or call 305.348.0349.

100% tuition, fees plus books
Supplemental Questions
  1. At FIU we pride ourselves on our sense of community and the impact we have in our own. However, communities aren’t built overnight but rather, through the compounded efforts of an exceptional few. FIU students come from all walks of life with varying interests and values. In 250 words or less, tell us about your journey to become who you are today. We want to know where you’ve been, what drives you as an individual, and where you see yourself in the future. Dig deep. Show us the version of yourself you’d like us to help you achieve. Show us the version of yourself you WILL be at FIU.
  2. Please submit TWO letters of recommendation. Our scholarship committee will read and review each letter of recommendation thoroughly so make sure you are putting forth the best representation of you!
    • Please enter the name and e-mail address of reference provider 1.
    • Please enter the name and e-mail address of reference provider 2.
  3. If you have been recognized by The College Board, please upload a copy of the recognition certificate your received.
  4. If you have been named a National Merit Semi-Finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, please upload a copy of your notification letter.