Hospitality Transfer Scholarship

THIS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION IS FOR NEW UNDERGRADUATE, HOSPITALITY TRANSFER STUDENTS ENTERING IN SPRING 2025 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.

This limited, competitive scholarship awards $2,500 ($1,250 each semester for up to 2 semesters) for transfer students with A.S./A.A. degree or at least 60 transferable credits. WE ANTICIPATE 4 AWARDS FOR SPRING 2025. In compliance with applicable laws regarding financial aid eligibility, those receiving the award must have an aid-eligible immigration/residency status. International students are eligible to apply.

Student Eligibility requirements:
• Student must have been accepted to FIU in the Hospitality Management program, including
o Beverage Management
o Event & Entertainment 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, excluding Summer)

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.