DRC Scholarships

Through the generous gifts of various donors, the Disability Resource Center administers multiple scholarships for students with disabilities at FIU.

Johnson Scholarship Foundation

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.

The Theodore R. and Vivian M. Johnson Scholarship 2022-2023 application is now available.

DRC Johnson Scholarship 2022-2023 Applications - First-time Applicants

DRC Johnson Scholarship 2022-2023 Applications - Returning Applicants

The applications deadline is April 22, 2022. No late submissions will be accepted. 

For more information please contact Yesenis De La Paz at yesegarc@fiu.edu.

Dr. Fareed Haj Scholarship Endowment

FIU is pleased to continue the legacy of Dr. Fareed Haj. Created with a generous lead gift from the Haj family, this endowment in perpetuity supports FIU students who are blind or visually impaired. A selfless example of the importance of family and community service, Dr. Haj’s life and career trajectory were greatly influenced by the availability of scholarships he received to study in New York as a young man, which prepared him to dedicate his career to the education of South Florida students with disabilities.

By supporting the endowment in his honor, donors have the unique opportunity to honor Dr. Haj’s belief in the power of higher education. Your donation will ensure that FIU’s blind and visually impaired students are provided an opportunity to receive financial support that will assist in alleviating some of the costs and obstacles incurred in the pursuit of a higher education degree.

This unique scholarship opportunity is currently administered by the FIU DRC. The DRC is responsible for providing students with disabilities the necessary support to successfully complete their education and to equally participate in activities available to students. Committed to enhancing the academic pursuits of individuals with disabilities, the DRC facilitates full participation in all University programs and activities, thus empowering students with disabilities to realize their educational goals.

If you are interested in applying for this scholarship please contact Amanda Niguidula, director of the Disability Resource Center, at 305-348-3532 or amanda.niguidula@fiu.edu.

Support our Students

By supporting the endowment in his honor, donors have the unique opportunity to honor Dr. Haj’s belief in the power of higher education. Your donation will ensure that FIU’s blind and visually impaired students are provided an opportunity to receive financial support that will assist in alleviating some of the costs and obstacles incurred in the pursuit of a higher education degree.

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