Jorge and Darlene Pérez Scholars Scholarship

The Jorge and Darlene Pérez scholarship has been established to award an Honors College student for their outstanding leadership experience within the South Florida community. The scholarship will be given to students demonstrating outstanding scholastic aptitude and accomplishments and, secondarily, financial need. Recipients must be active Honors College students who are enrolled in a degree granting program in full-time status. Students must be a citizen of the United States, a U.S. lawful permanent resident or an international student on an aid eligible visa. Students must Fulfill annual Honors College engagement and service requirements.

Awarded for the Fall 2024-Spring 2025 Academic year.

This scholarship is open to incoming first year students and current FIU students. All students are strongly encouraged to get their application reviewed by a teacher, guidance counselor, advisor or by the professionals at the FIU Writing Center in order to avoid spelling and grammatical errors and so that your application is as strong as possible.

Questions- contact the Office of Scholarships at

Honors College
Supplemental Questions
  1. All applicants must submit an essay/personal statement in which you describe your career goals, reasons for choosing the profession, and where you would like to work in the future. Remember, this is often the best opportunity you have to speak directly to the scholarship review committee! Please check spelling and grammar carefully before submitting your essay. We recommend you compose the statement in a different word processing program and then paste it into this box. Must be a minimum of 1,000 words.
  2. The purpose of the FIU Honors College is to educate, prepare and motivate tomorrow’s leaders who generate value. Tell us about a time you have exhibited leadership and produced lasting value. What trials did you encounter and what knowledge did you acquire to generate value? How do you plan to use this talent or value to change South Florida? How do you envision creating a better city and state? How will your FIU education and this scholarship allow you to accomplish your goals and make a difference? How will you give back?
  3. Are you or will you be a first generation college graduate in your family?