Scholarships

Gregory B. Wolfe Ambassador Scholarship

Eligibility

1. Must be full-time undergraduate student (enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits per semester);
2. Must have at least 60 college credits;
3. Must be a declared International Relations major;
4. Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA;
5. Must demonstrate financial need; and
6. Must be a foreign student.

Application Due Date

Friday, March 24, 2017 at https:/fiu.academicworks.comopportunities/3574

Application

Must submit a typewritten essay of no more than three pages (double-spaced, 12 pt font) describing the reasons that led him or her to seek a degree in international relations at Florida International University and their professional aspirations.

Award Amount

$1,000 for the forthcoming academic year to be used for tuition and disbursed as $500 each Summer and Fall, or Fall and Spring semester.

Award Announcement

Award will be presented at the Department’s annual end-of-year awards ceremony on April 27, 2017.

Krell International Relations Scholarship

Eligibility

1. Must be a full-time graduate student, or undergraduate student with at least 60 credits;
2. Must be a declared major in international relations (B.A. or Ph.D.)/international studies (M.A.);
3. Must be making satisfactory progress towards their degree (at least a 2.5 GPA);
4. Must demonstrate financial need;
5. Must be specializing in the study of the Middle East, European or Asian Affairs as demonstrated by course selection or certificate enrollment; and
6. Must be a U.S. citizen.

Application Due Date

Friday, March 24, 2017 at https:/fiu.academicworks.comopportunities/3577

Application

Must submit a typewritten original essay of no more than three pages (double-spaced, 12 pt font) describing the reasons that led him or her to seek a degree in international relations, their interest in the Middle East, European or Asian Affairs, and their professional aspirations.

Award Amount

$1,000 for the forthcoming academic year to be used for tuition and disbursed as $500 each Fall and Spring semester.

Award Announcement

Award will be presented at the Department’s annual end-of-year awards ceremony on April 27, 2017.

Fausto B. Gomez Scholarship in Political Science

Eligibility

1. Must be a full-time undergraduate student who has completed at least 60 credits;
2. Must be a declared major in political science;
3. Must show financial need as determined by Financial Aid;
4. Must have a 3.4 or greater GPA; and
5. Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who was born in, or whose parents were born in a Spanish-speaking nation in Latin America or the Caribbean.
Application Due Date

Friday, March 24, 2017 at https:/fiu.academicworks.comopportunities/3571

Application

Must submit a typewritten essay of no more than three pages (double-spaced, 12 pt font) describing the reasons that led her or him to seek a degree in political science, their interest in public affairs, and their professional aspirations.

Renewal

The Fausto B. Gomez Scholarship in Political Science may be renewed for one additional year provided the recipient has maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher in each term he or she is a recipient, is making steady progress toward a degree, and can demonstrate financial need.

Award Amount

$1,200 for 2017-18 tuition

Award Announcement

Award will be presented at the Department’s annual end-of-year awards ceremony on April 27, 2017 and recipient will later meet with Mr. Fausto B. Gomez at his invitation.

Rebecca M. Salokar Scholarship

Background

The Rebecca M. Salokar Scholarship is intended to benefit students in the Department of Politics and International Relations who are enrolled in a pre-law course of study. Rebecca Salokar was a political science professor at FIU for 31 years. She served as Chair of the Department of Politics and International Relations, undergraduate adviser in political science and associate director of the Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship Studies. One of her proudest accomplishments was her creation of The Pre-Law Advising and Training Office (PLATO), and the ability for students to now obtain a Certificate in Pre-Law Skills and Professional Values. She will be remembered as a member of the FIU family who made a lasting impact and profoundly touched students, faculty, and staff alike.

Eligibility

1. Must be a full-time FIU undergraduate student who has completed at least 60 credits;
2. Must be a declared major in political science or international relations;
3. Must be on track to graduate in the current semester (Spring) or in one of the next two semesters (Summer or Fall); and
4. Must have applied to FIU College of Law.

Additional Requirements for the Scholarship Recipient(s)

The scholarship recipient(s) must provide: (1) proof of admission to FIU College of Law and (2) proof of commitment to attend FIU College of Law.

Application Submission and Due Date

Applicants should email their application package as a single PDF file to keaevan@fiu.edu with the subject line “Salokar Scholarship Submission” by 11:59pm on Friday, March 24, 2017.

Application Package

Applicants must submit the following:

(1) Resume, (2) unofficial transcript, (3) statement [750 words] indicating the applicant’s qualifications for the scholarship (awards will be made on the basis of merit, need, and commitment to the community), and (4) evidence that you have applied to FIU College of Law (email confirmation, screenshot, etc.).

Award Amount

$1,000

Award Announcement

Award will be presented at the Department’s annual end-of-year awards ceremony on April 27, 2017.

The Judith Hick Stiehm Award

Dr. Judith Hicks Stiehm established this award of $2000 to encourage graduating seniors to reflect on their education in political science and/or international relations at FIU, and to recognize their academic success. A three-member faculty committee will make the selection based on a blind reading of the essays. The award will be announced at the Department of Politics and International Relations Annual Awards Ceremony at the end of the spring semester.

Eligibility

To be eligible, a student must:
1. Have successfully applied for graduation in the Spring of the application’s due date (or be on track to graduate in the Summer after the application’s due date).
2. Have a minimum 3.5 GPA at FIU upon graduation or at the time of application.
3. Graduating with a political science or international relations major.
4. Submit a printed copy of the application described below to Ms. Diaz in SIPA 440, and a copy by electronic mail to pir@fiu.edu not later than 5 pm on the date of the application deadline.
The application must include the following documents binder-clipped in the following order:

a. A cover page, which shall state the applicant’s name, panther id, graduation date, email and contact phone number;

b. A copy of the student’s unofficial transcripts stapled together; and

c. Three copies of the essay, which must be typed on one side of the page, double-spaced, in Times New Roman 12 pt. font, paginated, and shall not contain more than 750 words (excluding the cover page, transcripts and number of words). Each copy should be stapled and paginated with the number of words noted at the end of the essay. The essay must answer the following question:

Reflecting broadly upon your education in the Department of Politics and International Relations, present an insightful and thoughtful critique of your political science or international relations training. Your essay should include observations on omissions and strengths in the curriculum, an assessment of the rigor of your studies and skills that were or were not sufficiently developed, and whether the courses permitted you to comprehend the disciplinary limitations of your studies. You may also include your thoughts on whether your education will serve you in understanding the world in which you live, will allow you to take on new challenges in life, or whether it has enabled you to expand the boundaries of your knowledge.

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