Golden Scholars Bridge Program
The Golden Scholars bridge program is an alternative admissions program for under-represented students. Priority is given to first-generation students and City of Miami high school seniors. Students selected to be Golden Scholars will participate in an intensive six-week residential summer bridge program that offers academic preparation, individualized advising, and personal attention from faculty and staff. Upon successful completion of the bridge program, students will matriculate into the fall term as fully-admitted FIU students.
GOLDEN SCHOLARS REQUIREMENTS
To qualify as a candidate for the Golden Scholars bridge program, applicants must be:
Under-represented college students (priority given to first-generation students and City of Miami high school seniors)
Florida residents (per state residency guidelines)
Pell Grant eligible
Have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA
Have a minimum 19 ACT composite score or 25 SAT composite score
To apply to the Golden Scholars bridge program, students must:
Submit a complete FIU Undergraduate Admission application and the Golden Scholars bridge program application.
Submit ACT and SAT scores to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
NOTE: Please submit a minimum of 19 ACT composite score or 25 SAT composite score. Satisfying these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the program.
Complete both the 2020-21 and 2021-22 FAFSA.
NOTE: Both FAFSA applications are now available through the FAFSA website. Students are encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA website.
Complete the Florida Residency Affidavit Form with required documentation. Please be prepared to upload residency documents when submitting your online admissions application.
Submit three (3) letters of recommendation on official letterhead. Letterhead is required for letters to be reviewed, please be sure to advise your recommenders.
One from a school counselor or administrator.
Two from core subject area teachers (Math, English/Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies)
Two essays: 1) Why do you want to attend FIU and how will earning a college degree align with your career goals? (250 words max)
2) List all of your high school involvement, ex. Clubs/organizations/sports/community service. Or you can upload a resume.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (305) 348 -0349.
For further assistance and eligibility questions, email email@example.com.