2017-2018 Minority Community College Transfer Scholarship

2017-2018 Minority Community College Transfer Scholarship

The Minority Community College Transfer Scholarship is a competitive award granted to qualified minority students, at Florida International University, who are Florida residents on the basis of financial need, academic merit, or both. Through this program, recipients may receive awards of $1,600 ($800 per semester; fall/spring or both) for year-long, full-time study.

Eligibility Requirements
To qualify to receive this scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

1. Have been accepted as a degree seeking junior student at Florida International University;
2. Have earned and A.A. or A.S. degree from an accredited Community College between Jan. - Aug. 2017;

Fellowship Requirements Recipients of the Minority Community College Transfer Scholarship must reapply annually and are required to:

1. Attend a yearly scholarship orientation and reception.
2. Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA in all post-secondary credits, if a need-based recipient.
3. Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA in all post-secondary credits, if a merit-based recipient.
4. Notify the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity of any change in name, address, graduate program, or     school.

Application Requirements
To be considered for the Minority Community College Transfer Scholarship, new applicants should submit the completed application along with the following supporting documents by Friday, June 9, 2017 midnight:

1. One page, double spaced in Times New Roman personal statement expressing career objectives,     achievements, and activities
2. Letter of acceptance
3. Unofficial current transcript from community college indicating degree conferred before award is dispersed
    Please note unofficial transcripts must be uploaded below. Official transcripts must be mailed to EOPD only if    you are awarded the scholarship.
4. Obtain three letters of recommendation from college professors or college advisors addressing your academic     success and potential.

If you have any questions regarding this program, contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity at eopd@fiu.edu (305) 348-2785. Submit your complete application packet on or before Friday, June 9, 2017 midnight. Incomplete applications will not be considered.