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 be admitted to FIU by November 1, 2021 for Early Fall/Fall 2022. Students are strongly encouraged to submit a completed admissions application by October 15th to allow time for the application to be processed.

Note- Applicants must have test scores sent directly to FIU when they register for the SAT or ACT so the scores can be received by the university in time for scholarship consideration. November 6, 2021 SAT/October 23, 2021 ACT are the last test dates that will be considered for the scholarship eligibility; all other supporting credentials and a completed application should already be received by the scholarship application deadline.

To be considered, students must submit a completed scholarship application no later than November 12, 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 or Top 5% of a Florida Highschool Graduating Class

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

100% tuition, fees plus books
Supplemental Questions
  1. In 500 words or less, describe a book that made a lasting impression on you and your life and why.
  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 named a National Merit Semi-Finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, please upload a copy of your notification letter.