Helios Education Foundation First Generation Scholarship

Established by The Helios Education Foundation, the Helios Education Foundation First Generation Scholarship supports education majors at FIU.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. First generation in family to attain a college degree (neither of the student’s parents earned a college degree at the baccalaureate level or higher; students whose siblings have attained or are pursuing a degree are eligible). FASFA must indicate that neither parent’s education level is above high school.
  2. Qualify as a Florida resident for tuition purposes.
  3. Enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours per term as a degree-seeking undergraduate student. Some First Gen Scholarships will require full-time enrollment.
  4. Demonstrate financial need by completing the national Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and be eligible for a Pell Grant.
  5. Maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. Some First-Generation Awards will require a higher GPA.
  6. Education major
    #Preference for renewals
    #Preference for Freshman

Questions? Contact the Office of Scholarships at scholarships@fiu.edu or 305-348-0349.