DRC Theodore R. and Vivian M. Johnson Scholarship

The Johnson Scholarship Foundation is a private foundation whose mission is to assist disadvantaged people to obtain an education. The foundation believes that education can empower individuals to improve their quality of life. The Theodore R. and Vivian M. Johnson Scholarship is a State of Florida University System program, which is competitively awarded and available to undergraduate students with disabilities, enrolled at FIU.

Students must meet the following requirements to be considered for scholarship selection:
• Be a Florida resident for tuition purposes
• Be seeking a first baccalaureate degree
• Complete a Theodore R. and Vivian M. Johnson Scholarship Application
• Meet academic requirements
• Provide documentation of the nature and/or extent of a disability(ies)
• Demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)/institutional need. Submit a FAFSA or renewal FAFSA form by the required deadline at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa. Confirm that the Federal School Code for your university is designated so that the university has access to your results in assessing your unmet financial need.

• Complete and return an acceptance form or contact the appropriate institution representative (listed at the end of the application) by the date specified in your notification letter. Failure to return the acceptance form by the specified date will result in forfeiture of the award.
• Complete a minimum of nine (9) credit hours each semester or 18 credit hours over fall, spring, and summer semesters
• Maintain the minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average requirement of this program
• Continue to have unmet financial/institutional need.

NOTE: If you receive a Johnson Scholarship, you must still apply for renewal consideration each academic year you desire the award. Johnson Scholarship recipients may qualify for the award for up to 120 semester credit hours of undergraduate study.

If you have any questions, please contact Yesenis De La Paz at yesegarc@fiu.edu.

Supplemental Questions
  1. What type of application is this?
  2. Disability (Select all that apply)
  3. New Applicant Questionnaire
    • a) Please tell the committee about yourself, your disability, and why you are applying to the Theodore R. and Vivian M. Johnson Scholarship
    • b) How can this scholarship enhance your academic success at FIU?
    • c) In relation to your disability, describe a past educational experience that impacted your life.
    • d) Unofficial Transcript (Incoming freshmen and transfer students only)
    • e) Academic Reference
    • f) Personal Reference
    • g) Unless registered with DRC, please provide documentation of the nature and/or extent of your disability(ies).