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FIU Scholarships

With the FIU scholarship search tool, admitted students can search for scholarships by requirement, create a profile and track their scholarship awards all in one place. As soon as you apply to FIU and received a Panther ID, you can log in with your FIU username and password to apply.

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Other Scholarships

This list is provided to you as a reference tool. It is not an endorsement by FIU of any of the organizations listed. 

  • Hill & Ponton Veteran's Scholarship

    The disability attorneys at Hill & Ponton are honored to represent veterans. To give back even more, they are now offering four $1,000 scholarships to help veterans further their education and enter a career field that would, in turn, help other veterans.

    Website: https://www.hillandponton.com/veterans-scholarship/

    This list is provided to you as a reference tool. It is not an endorsement by FIU of any of the organizations listed.

  • George & Bernice Cooke Scholarship for Military and Veteran Students

    The George & Bernice Cooke Scholarship is available to all Veterans, active duty, reservists, and National Guard members enrolled at FIU. This scholarship will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in or accepted for admission to the University.

    Eligibility Requirements

    • Recipients must be degree-seeking Veterans, active duty, reservists, and National Guard members enrolled at FIU enrolled for a minimum of three credit hours per semester.
    • Recipients must demonstrate financial need by completing the national Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • Recipients must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.
    • Recipients must be US citizens or permanent residents.
    • Recipients may renew the award contingent upon eligibility and submission of applications in Spring and Fall semester

    Preference will be given to:

    • Nontraditional students (i.e., students with delayed enrollment into higher education; part-time students; students that work full-time; students with dependents other than a spouse; students who are single parents, etc.).
    • Students with a demonstrated interest in women’s issues as determined by the applicant’s personal statement

    Questions? Contact the Office Of Scholarships at 305-348-0349 or scholarships@fiu.edu.

  • American Legion

    The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. Students are encouraged to click on their website below for all their scholarship opportunities. 
    Scholarships | The American Legion

  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarships and Grants

    VFW's Unmet Need Program is available to help America's military families who have run into unexpected financial difficulties as a result of deployment or other military-related activity or injury. The program provides financial aid grants of up to $1,500 to assist with basic life needs in the form of a grant - not a loan - so no repayment is required. To further ease the burden, we pay the creditor directly.

    For additional information, and to see if you or someone you know qualifies for a grant through the Unmet Needs program, please review the Unmet Needs eligibility criteria.   

     

  • Paralyzed Veterans of America Scholarship

    Paralyzed Veterans of America is proud to offer funds to PVA members and their immediate family members through our Educational Scholarship Program.
     

  • Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

    The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides need-based scholarships to the children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen who attend college or career training.

    Website: https://www.mcsf.org/

    This list is provided to you as a reference tool. It is not an endorsement by FIU of any of the organizations listed.

  • The Scholarship for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans (CSDDV)

    The Scholarship for Children and Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Veterans (CSDDV) provides scholarships for dependent children or un-remarried spouses of Florida veterans who have died as a result of service-connected injuries, diseases, or disabilities sustained while on active duty or who have been certified by the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs as having service-connected 100% permanent and total disabilities. CSDDV also provides funds for dependent children whose parent is classified as a prisoner of war or missing in action by the Armed Forces of the United States or as civilian personnel captured while serving with the consent or authorization of the United States Government during wartime service.

    Website: https://www.floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org/SAPHome/SAPHome?url=home

    This list is provided to you as a reference tool. It is not an endorsement by FIU of any of the organizations listed.

  • Purple Heart Scholarship Program

    The Purple Heart Scholarship Program is a competitive scholarship program that awards scholarships to Purple Heart recipients and their spouses, children, and grandchildren each year.

    Website: https://www.purpleheart.org/ScholarshipProgram

    This list is provided to you as a reference tool. It is not an endorsement by FIU of any of the organizations listed.

  • Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

    The Freedom Alliance Scholarship fund is for the children of military personnel who have been killed or permanently disabled in an combat mission or training accident.

    Website: https://fascholarship.com/qualifications/

    This list is provided to you as a reference tool. It is not an endorsement by FIU of any of the organizations listed.

  • Pat Tillman Foundation’s Tillman Military Scholars Program

    The Pat Tillman Foundation’s Tillman Military Scholars Program supports our nation’s active and veteran service members and their families by removing financial barriers to completing a degree or certification program of choice. The scholarships cover not only direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees but also other needs, including housing and childcare. The application opens annually each spring and a new class of Tillman Military Scholars is announced each June.

    Website: http://pattillmanfoundation.org/apply-to-be-a-scholar/

    This list is provided to you as a reference tool. It is not an endorsement by FIU of any of the organizations listed.

  • Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship

    The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship provides Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to the children and surviving spouses of Service members who died in the line of duty while on active duty after Sept. 10, 2001.

    Website: https://www.va.gov/education/survivor-dependent-benefits/fry-scholarship/

    This list is provided to you as a reference tool. It is not an endorsement by FIU of any of the organizations listed.

  • Scholarships for Military Children Program

    This program was created in recognition of the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community.

    Website: https://militaryscholar.org/sfmc/index.html

    This list is provided to you as a reference tool. It is not an endorsement by FIU of any of the organizations listed.

  • Heroes’ Legacy Scholarship Program

    This program honors not only those who have fallen in battle, but all who have died or have become disabled through their active military service since September 11, 2001.

    Website: https://militaryscholar.org/legacy/index.html

    This list is provided to you as a reference tool. It is not an endorsement by FIU of any of the organizations listed.

  • AFCEA War Veterans Scholarship

    Scholarships will be offered to active-duty service personnel, honorably discharged U.S. military veterans, reservists, and National Guard personnel who are disabled because of wounds received during combat service in Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom Operations.

    Website: https://www.afcea.org/site/?q=foundation/scholarships/war-veterans

    This list is provided to you as a reference tool. It is not an endorsement by FIU of any of the organizations listed.

  • AMVETS Scholarships

    Scholarships available for veterans, active duty, guard/reserves and family members who are in need of financial assistance.

    Website: https://amvets.org/scholarships/

    This list is provided to you as a reference tool. It is not an endorsement by FIU of any of the organizations listed.

  • SVA & Raytheon SPY-6 Scholarship

    Named for the U.S. Navy’s SPY-6 Family of Radars, provides returning sailors an opportunity to achieve educational goals and position themselves for success in civilian professions.

    Website: https://studentveterans.org/programs/scholarships?layout=edit&id=761

    This list is provided to you as a reference tool. It is not an endorsement by FIU of any of the organizations listed.

  • SVA & NBC Universal Scholarship

    Available for student veterans pursuing an associate’s, bachelor’s or graduate degree from an accredited two-year or four-year institution of higher learning, located in the United States.

    Website: https://studentveterans.org/programs/scholarships?layout=edit&id=706

    This list is provided to you as a reference tool. It is not an endorsement by FIU of any of the organizations listed.

  • National Military Family Association Spouse Scholarship

    NMFA awards can be used for a variety of educational and employment pursuits. Scholarship funds on average are $500-$1,000 and can be used towards degrees, certifications, licensure, clinical supervision for mental health licensure, CEUs, business expenses and more.

    Website: https://www.militaryfamily.org/programs/spouses-scholarships/

    This list is provided to you as a reference tool. It is not an endorsement by FIU of any of the organizations listed.

  • No Greater Sacrifice Scholarship

    This scholarship is dedicated to children of our nation’s fallen and wounded Service members (post 9/11/01) to improve their quality of life through the pursuit of higher education.

    Website: http://www.nogreatersacrifice.org/who-we-help

    This list is provided to you as a reference tool. It is not an endorsement by FIU of any of the organizations listed.

  • Thanks USA Scholars

    Eligible for dependents or spouses of U.S. Military Personnel.

    Website: https://www.thanksusa.org/apply.html

    This list is provided to you as a reference tool. It is not an endorsement by FIU of any of the organizations listed.

  • Veterans United Foundation Scholarship

    The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship creates opportunities for family members of service members and Veterans to achieve their educational dreams.

    Website: https://www.enhancelives.com/scholarships/

    This list is provided to you as a reference tool. It is not an endorsement by FIU of any of the organizations listed.

Contact

All students are encouraged to submit documentation and questions to veterans@fiu.edu with their full name and Panther ID.

Office of Veteran and Military Affairs
11200 SW 8th Street, TWR 100
Miami, FL 33199
305-348-2838