MacDonnell Family Scholarship Endowment

Award for 2022-2023

Karis MacDonnell, an FIU alumna and adjunct faculty member of the College of Education, continues to generously support the endowment she created with her late husband, William, and which initially was dedicated to the memory of his mother, Beatrice Bell Hutchins.  The MacDonnell scholarships reflect the family’s high regard for the noble profession of teaching.

Minimum eligibility requirements:

Must be enrolled as a full-time (12 credits), degree-seeking junior admitted into the Elementary Education program; Sincere desire to teach for more than five years; Demonstrated financial need based on federal financial aid standards as determined by the University’s Financial Aid Office; GPA 3.0 or above Scholarship may be renewed, must re-apply each year and follow procedures; Preference for selection shall be given to previous MacDonnell scholars in good standing.

College of Education
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please submit a typed personal statement (double spaced, two-page maximum) that describes your educational goals and tells how being a recipient of this scholarship will help you fulfill them. Please address your commitment to the teaching profession.
  2. Were you a previous MacDonnell Scholar?