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Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Fausto B. Gomez Scholarship in Political Science

    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

    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 13, 2022, at https://fiu.academicworks.com/opportunities/9443

    Application
    Must submit a typewritten essay of no more than three pages (double-spaced, 12 pt. font) describing the reasons that led them 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 the upcoming academic year.

    Award Announcement
    Award will be presented at the Department’s annual end-of-year awards ceremony on April 7. Winners will receive an invitation via email. The recipient will later meet with Mr. Fausto B. Gomez at his invitation.

  • Krell International Relations Scholarship

    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

    6. Must be a U.S. citizen.

    Application Due Date
    Friday, March 13, 2022, at https://fiu.academicworks.com/opportunities/9446

    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 7. Winners will receive an invitation via email.

  • Rebecca M. Salokar Scholarship

    Rebecca M. Salokar Scholarship

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    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, an undergraduate advisor 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;

    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 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.).

    Application Due Date and Submission
    Friday, March 13, 2022, at https://fiu.academicworks.com/opportunities/9440

    Award Amount
    $1,000

    Award Announcement
    Award will be presented at the Department’s annual end-of-year awards ceremony on April 7. Winners will receive an invitation via email.

  • Gregory B. Wolfe Ambassador Scholarship

    Gregory B. Wolfe Ambassador Scholarship

    Eligibility
    1. Must be a 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 13, 2022, at https://fiu.academicworks.com/opportunities/9452

    Application
    The student must submit a typewritten essay of no more than three pages (double-spaced, 12 pt. font) describing the reasons which led them 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 for the Summer and Fall semesters, or for the Fall and Spring semesters.

    Award Announcement
    Award will be presented at the Department’s annual end-of-year awards ceremony on April 7. Winners will receive an invitation via email.

Graduate Scholarships
  • Clark-Alonso Africa Scholarship

    Clark-Alonso Africa Scholarship

    The Clark-Alonso Africa Scholarship is designed to encourage research on subSaharan Africa in the Department of Politics and International Relations at FIU. The scholarship fund awards $1,000 each year to the graduate student in the Department who produces the best-published paper (or conference paper) on the politics or international relations of sub-Saharan Africa.

    Eligibility
    The scholarship will be awarded to students enrolled at FIU, seeking a graduate degree in either International Relations or in Political Science in the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. Recipients must have produced a published paper on the politics or international relations of sub-Saharan Africa or presented a paper at the annual African Studies Association conference, or other national conferences. The paper must have been published, accepted for publication, or presented at a conference during the previous calendar year.

    Application
    1. Students must submit/upload a published paper (or conference paper) on the politics or international relations of sub-Saharan Africa.

    2. Students must submit/upload appropriate documentation of publication, acceptance, or presentation (full reference, email from the journal editor, screenshot of the conference program, etc.).

    Selection
    A three-person faculty panel will review applications and determine the scholarship winner. In exceptional cases, the panel may announce joint winners (in which case the scholarship will be divided between the two).

    Application Due Date
    Friday, March 13, 2022, at https://fiu.academicworks.com/opportunities/9449