While the University Financial Aid Office (accessed here) is the first place to stop to see what kinds of options are open to you, there are also some financial aid options available through the Department.

One example is the Villagers Scholarships for the study of historical preservation in Genoa. These have been given out over the past few years to students on our semester-long study abroad program in Genoa. The award amounts vary, but they are generally in the range of about $3,000. Although the Villagers decide on the awards, they have given FIU students up to four scholarships in a given year.

 

Panorama Travel Scholarship Endowment

(2) Student Scholarship Awards of $500.00 each for students in any CARTA department

The Panorama Travel Scholarship Endowment was established in 2016 by Panorama Travel to support study abroad programs in the College of Communication, Architecture + The Arts.

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Student must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher at the time of selection.
  • Recipients can be in any CARTA major, at the undergraduate or graduate level.
  • Funds are to be used to participate in a CARTA study abroad program.
  • Student must have a demonstrated record of community service.
  • Interested students must submit a one-page letter explaining the importance of foreign travel to their academic and professional career trajectories. This should be accompanied by at least one letter of recommendation from a professor who can attest to student’s academic potential.
  • Applications are due via the online portal at fiu.academicworks.com March 30, 2017. Scholarship awardees will be announced April 30, 2017. Funds will be dispersed in July 2017 for travel to be undertaken between May 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018.


First Time in College Awards (FTIC)

The Department has been provided by the Office of the Dean with funds to distribute to first-time in college freshmen studying architecture. The awardees are selected by merit based upon a combination of their work in design studio and their overall GPAs.

Below are other scholarship opportunities through the FIU Department of Architecture.


Nicolas Quintana Scholarship Fund
(2) Design 8/9 Architecture Student Scholarship Awards of $1,000.00 each

The Nicolas Quintana Scholarship Fund was made to benefit students in the Department of Architecture at Florida International University in the memory of architect and educator Nicolas Quintana.

Scholarship Criteria:

  1. Architecture students are to be in good academic standing with a minimum average 3.0 GPA.
  2. Architecture students are to be enrolled in Architectural Design Studio 8 or Architectural Design Studio 9 for Spring 2017.
  3. Recipients may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or international students.
  4. Interested students are to submit a maximum (10) 8/5”x11” page PDF of their work. The first page must include a 250-word text of the student’s work and architectural interests. The PDF can be a maximum of 5 MB. This will be a blind review. All work is to be anonymous.PDF is to be named with only the student’s panther I.D. and the word quintana ex: 123456_quintana.pdf The PDFs are to be submitted no later than January 30, 2017 at 5:00pm to: http://archfiu.pbworks.com Failure to follow these guidelines will result in disqualification.
  5. Scholarship awardees will be announced February 16, 2017.

 

BEA International Scholarship Endowment
(2) Design 4 Architecture Student Scholarship Award of $1,000.00
(2) Design 6 or Formative 1 Architecture Student Scholarship Award of $1,000.00

The BEA International Scholarship Endowment was made to benefit students in the School of Architecture at Florida International University. This endowment is established in perpetuity. Recipients of this award will be known as BEA International Scholars.

Scholarship Criteria:

  1. Degree-seeking undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the architecture degree program offered by the School of Architecture.
  2. Recipients must have a grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0= A scale) or higher at the time of selection.
  3. Recipients may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or international students.
  4. Students are to be enrolled in Architectural Design Studio 4 or Architectural Design Studio 6 and Formative Architectural Studio 2 for Spring 2017.
  5. Interested students are to submit a maximum (10) 8/5”x11” page PDF of their work. The first page must include a 250-word text of the student’s work and architectural interests. The PDF can be a maximum of 5 MB. This will be a blind review. All work is to be anonymous. PDF is to be named with only the student’s panther I.D. followed by d4 or d6 and the bea ex: 123456_d4_bea.pdf The PDFs are to be submitted no later than January 30, 2017 at 5:00pm to: http://archfiu.pbworks.com. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in disqualification.
  6. (3) Finalists for each award will be announced February 16, 2017, and the winners will be announced later in February or early March.

 

Ramon A. Arbesu Scholarship Fund
(2) Freshman Architecture Student Scholarship Awards of $1,250.00

Ramon A. Arbesu Scholarship Fund was established by Mrs. Ilú Rivera-Arbesú as a memorial to her husband, a local architect and alumnus of Florida International University. Ramón lost his courageous battle against colon cancer in 2014 at the age of 39. Ramón was a gifted and creative individual with a love for architecture and design, the South Florida environment, and most of all, his family.

Scholarship Criteria:

  1. Freshman Architecture Student enrolled in Design 2 for Spring 2017.
  2. Recipients must have a grade point average of 3.5 (on a 4.0= A scale) or higher at the time of selection.
  3. Recipients may be U.S. citizens, permanent residents or international students.
  4. Demonstrated financial need based on federal financial aid standards determined by the University’s Financial Aid office.
  5. Interested students are to submit a maximum (10) 8/5”x11” page PDF of their work. The first page must include a 250-word text of the student’s work and architectural interests. The PDF can be a maximum of 5 MB. This will be a blind review. All work is to be anonymous. PDF is to be named with only the student’s panther I.D. followed by d4 or d6. The PDFs are to be submitted no later than January 30, 2017 at 5:00pm to: http://archfiu.pbworks.com. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in disqualification.
  6. Scholarship awardees will be announced February 16, 2017.

 

Zyscovich Architecture Scholarship Fund
(1) Architecture Student Scholarship Award of $2,500.00 Level

Zyscovich Architecture Scholarship Fund was established to support one full-time architecture student with a minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated need.