Hospitality Transfer Scholarship

THIS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IS FOR NEW UNDERGRADUATE, HOSPITALITY TRANSFER STUDENTS ENTERING IN FALL 2023 ONLY. If you were admitted or started in a previous semester, you are not eligible. If you are starting in a future semester, please wait until the scholarship application for your start date opens.

Transfer scholarship opportunity for graduates of one of the 26 Florida State Colleges (formerly community colleges).

This limited, competitive scholarship awards $1,000 ($500 each semester for up to 2 semesters) for transfer students with A.S./A.A. degree or at least 60 transferable credits from one of the public Florida State Colleges. WE ANTICIPATE 4 AWARDS FOR FALL 2023.

Student Eligibility requirements:
• Student must have been accepted to FIU in the Hospitality Management program, including
o Beverage Management
o Entertainment Management
o Event Management
o Food Innovations & Entrepreneurship
o Global Sustainable Tourism
o Hospitality Leadership
o Hospitality Management (no specific major)
o Hotel/Lodging Management
o Restaurant/Culinary Management
o Spirits Management
o Travel & Tourism Management
• Student must have at least 2.75 GPA (as calculated by Admissions) and be a first-time transfer student to FIU with at least 60 transferable credits
• Student must enter FIU for their original entry date (i.e. award cannot be deferred to a future semester) and must be registered full-time (at least 12 credit hours in each of their first two semesters)

To apply, students should submit a scholarship application including:
• Student must write a 1 – 2 page essay discussing “Why you have chosen Hospitality and Tourism as a Career”
• Resume, including (1) work experience/industry experience, (2) previous awards/honors, and (3) service to your college and/or community

For questions about this scholarship opportunity, please contact Dawn Fagnan, Asst. Director of Enrollment and Recruitment Services, at (305) 919-4513 or

Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you graduating from a Florida State College?
    • Are you graduating from a Florida State College?
    • If yes, please select the College below:
  2. Please upload a 1-2 page essay on " Why you have chosen hospitality & tourism as a career"
  3. Please submit an updated resume with work experience, academic achievements, clubs/activities, community service, etc.