NACME Engineering Scholarship

NACME: The National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering vision is an engineering workforce that looks like America. Our aim is to increase the proportion of African American, American Indian, and Hispanic American graduates in engineering education and careers, our metric is parity in the workforce. The NACME Scholarship is available to minorities pursuing an undergraduate degree in engineering.


  • Student must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident.
  • Student must be African American, American Indian, or Hispanic American.
  • Student must have a G.P.A. of 2.9 or higher.
  • Student must be a fully admitted full-time undergraduate engineering student at FIU. (12 credits a term)
  • Student must apply for the FAFSA, and qualify for financial aid at FIU. (NACME is a need based scholarship).
  • Student must be following the curriculum for the chosen engineering major.

NACME Scholarship recipients, who have not graduated and continue to meet the program requirements will be awarded, without re-applying. Just submit your mentor-guided research forms for the upcoming term. NACME awards are $1,000 per term (Fall/Spring), that’s $2,000 a year, until the awardee graduates, that’s up to 5 years of funding.

Application Materials Required
Two letters of recommendation. One of which MUST be from your Faculty Mentor.

Post-Award Required Activities

  • Student must submit an updated resume each term that they are in the program.
  • Student must do mentor-guided research and submit a research report at the end of the term, one week after exams. This applies for each term that they are in the program.
    *Student should do a poster or oral presentation on the research report at an FIU or national conference, symposium or expo.

If you have any questions, please contact Julie Vallejos at 305-348-6929 and/or Andrew Green at 305-348-6568 or

College of Engineering and Computing
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please request a letter of reference from your Faculty Mentor.
  2. Please request a letter of reference.