Undergraduate Admissions - Presidential Merit Scholarship

The Undergraduate Admissions Presidential Scholarship is open to qualified first time in college U.S. citizens, permanent residents and international students only.

To qualify for academic merit scholarship consideration, students must be admitted to FIU prior to December 1, 2017. Students are strongly encouraged to submit a completed admissions application by November 15 to allow time for the application to be processed.

The last test date results used for scholarship consideration are SAT – November 4, 2017 and ACT – October 29, 2017.
Note- You must indicate FIU as one of your choice schools to receive scores, otherwise we cannot guarantee scores will arrive in time for scholarship evaluation. If we have not received your scores by the time we review, your application will not be considered.

To be considered, students must submit a completed scholarship application no later than December 15,2017. A complete application includes having received the required two letters of recommendation by this date.

To enter the competition, a student must:

  • Be enrolled as a high school student progressing normally toward completion of high school and planning to enroll full-time in college following the completion of high school;
  • Be a citizen of the United States , a U.S. lawful permanent resident or international student with intention of receiving the F-1 visa to
    study in the United States
  • Meet minimum scholarship requirements.
  • 4.0 GPA (weighted)
  • 1390 SAT MAX Score or 30 ACT
  • Students impacted by Hurricane Harvey, Irma or Maria should contact the Office of Scholarships should you need special consideration regarding deadlines if your school or home country is unable to send transcripts, letters of recommendation, or administer required tests. We will work with students PRIOR to the deadline, once the scholarship application has closed, applications will not be accepted.

Questions- please e-mail scholarships@fiu.edu or call 305.348.0349.

100% tuition, fees plus books
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please submit an essay for the following question - 500 word limit. Name a historical figure, past or present, that you would like to have a conversation with. What topics would you cover and why?
  2. Please submit TWO letters of recommendation. Our scholarship committee will read and review each letter of recommendation thoroughly so make sure you are putting forth the best representation of you!
    • Please enter the name and e-mail address of reference provider 1.
    • Please enter the name and e-mail address of reference provider 2.
  3. Special Consideration- Were you impacted by Hurricane Michael and require special consideration regarding deadlines (transcripts, letters of recommendation, or test scores)?
  4. If you have been recognized as a National Hispanic Scholar by The College Board, please upload a copy of the certificate your received.
  5. If you have been named a National Merit Semi-Finalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, please upload a copy of your notification letter.