Hospitality Transfer Scholarship: Non-Florida Transfer Student

THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS FOR NON-FLORIDA RESIDENTS ADMITTED AS TRANSFER STUDENTS TO THE UNDERGRADUATE HOSPITALITY PROGRAM BEGINNING IN SPRING 2024. 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.

This limited, competitive scholarship awards $6,000 ($3,000 each semester in Spring 2024 and Fall 2024) for non-Florida resident transfer students with A.S./A.A. degree or at least 60 transferable credits. THERE IS ONLY ONE AWARD AVAILABLE.

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 be classified as out-of-state for tuition and residency purposes (international students are eligible)
• 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. Please upload a 1-2 page essay on " Why you have chosen hospitality & tourism as a career"
  2. Are you a Non-Florida Resident?
  3. Please submit an updated resume with work experience, academic achievements, clubs/activities, community service, etc.