Presidential Honors Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship is available to incoming Honors College students that are graduates of select * Florida community colleges, this award covers the full cost of in-state tuition and registration fees. Students who are interested in this award must submit a letter of recommendation from their community college President or designee. A minimum entering cumulative grade point average of 3.5 is required.

Applicants from Miami-Dade College and Broward College already have designated presidential full-tuition scholarships (ie. Eduardo Padron and Holcombe), and therefore are not eligible for this award.

• Admission and active status in the Honors College
• Fall admits – Fall 2024 admission is required for all scholarship awards
• Maintain minimum enrollment of 15 credits per term
• Cumulative GPA of at least 3.5
• Students awarded a transfer scholarship may only receive one transfer award per academic year
• 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

To apply:
• Completed application for FIU admission
• Completed Honors College application (visit for instructions on how to apply and requirements)
• Essay Topic Submission (300-500 word essay)
• Optional: students may submit evidence of Honors awards or academic achievements
• Two letters of recommendation from previous instructors

Questions – contact the Office of Scholarships at or click here to learn more.

Honors College
Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you completed an FIU admission and Honors College application?
  2. How will the Honors College and this selected scholarship help you achieve your academic and career goals?
  3. Students may submit evidence of Honors awards or academic achievements.
  4. Please request two letters of recommendation.
    • Enter name and email address of first recommender here.
    • Enter name and email address of second recommender here.