Click here to review the FAU Financial Aid Guide.
This Scholarship Search Database houses available scholarships at Florida Atlantic University. Click here or click the scholarship image above to access the Foundation Scholarship Search Engine at Florida Atlantic University.
ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS!
Apply NOW for Scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year!
ATTENTION INCOMING FRESHMAN & TRANSFER STUDENTS!
FAU's Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers numerous scholarships for incoming freshman and transfer students. We suggest applying early as the scholarships are competitive and most are awarded early in the admission cycle. Additional scholarships are availablethrough the Office of Student Financial Aid, FAU Alumni Association and through the academic colleges.
There are a host of scholarships available to assist students with their educational expenses. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic criteria and/or any combination of academics, financial need, campus/community activities, leadership positions and work experience. Scholarships are designed to reward, encourage and assist students in pursuing academic excellence and leadership roles.
Many colleges and departments at FAU offer scholarships to students that are specific to an area of specialization. Below is a list of scholarships by category that may be helpful to you in funding your college education.
- Freshman, Transfer & International Scholarships
- FAU Scholarships
- Other Scholarships
- Athletic Scholarships
- FAU Department Scholarships
- Prestige Scholarships
- Community Foundation Scholarships
- State of Florida Scholarships
- Scholarship FAQs
- Scholarship Search Engines
Important Note Regarding Concurrent/Consortium/Study Abroad Enrollment
Due to limited funding, all FAU Scholarships will ONLY be calculated and disbursed for FAU credits. Consortium and Concurrent Enrollment will not be considered when calculating required credits for scholarships.
Cautionary Note Regarding Scholarship Scams:
Have you ever had to pay for something that was free? Doesn't make much sense but then again, if you have......maybe it does. Notice that I mentioned "was" free. I'm talking about scholarship scams. Families are falling prey to these fraudulent companies with enticing lines of services such as, "scholarship guaranteed or you'll get your money back" or "we'll do all the work". First of all, a scholarship is defined as money given to a student for education. In other words, a grant or merit award based on their academic achievements. Secondly, the student already did all the work so really what's in it for you? To receive a scholarship, one shouldn't be approached with a business proposition. The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) works for the student and cautions them to be aware of deceptive practices in the marketplace. "You've been selected by a national foundation to receive a scholarship" or "You're a finalist" in a contest you've never entered. Always remember that a scholarship is something you earn and SHOULD NOT have to pay for.
These scholarships are available for the 2014-2015 academic year (FALL 2014 & SPRING 2015 semesters) beginning in January. The following is a list of general FAU scholarships. Please click on the application link to fill out the application online (in .pdf format). IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO READ EACH SCHOLARSHIP CAREFULLY AND MAKE SURE EACH APPLICATION IS COMPLETE BEFORE SUBMITTING IT FOR CONSIDERATION. If selected to receive any scholarship, applicant will receive an email to his/her FAU email by mid-August.
- Please use a separate application for every scholarship that you are applying for. Also, attach appropriate documentation for each scholarship.
- All scholarships listed on this website are awarded through the applications available here.
- Scholarship criteria listed is based on University Policy in conjunction with the intent of the individual donor.
- The academic criteria and the the financial need criteria noted in the various scholarship offerings are used as minimum starting points for consideration. These criteria may be applied more rigorously depending upon the size and qualifications of the applicant pool.Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee selection.
- All FAU Scholarships will ONLY be calculated and disbursed for FAU credits. Consortium and Concurrent Enrollment will not be considered when calculating required credits for scholarships.
- As part of the awarding process, and in recognition of donor commitment to the University, applicants selected as recipients of awards will NOT receive funding until a "Thank-You Letter" has been submitted prior to the term in which the award is scheduled to be paid.
- Financial need is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or "FAFSA".
- Scholarship awards may impact other sources of financial assistance administered by the University.
Students must be able to provide proof of eligibility upon request.
This scholarship is in memory of a former FAU pre-med student, Adam Jay Harris. Selected recipient will be a full time undergraduate student pursuing a pre-med course of study. Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is June 2nd, 2014 by 5:00pm.
An award is given to a full-time student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement and financial need. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is June 2nd, 2014 by 5:00pm.
This scholarship was established as a result of a matured annuity for Albert Allister. Students must be in good standing with the University. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is June 2nd, 2014 by 5:00pm.
This scholarship is to be awarded to needy students who are making progress with education. Preference is given to students of Greek heritage with demonstrated financial need. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is June 2nd, 2014 by 5:00pm.
This scholarship is awarded to assist students based on demonstrated financial need. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is June 2nd, 2014 by 5:00pm.
This scholarship is awarded to 1st Bachelor undergraduate students. Applicants must be a US citizen or resident alien enrolled in a degree-seeking program or in a teacher certification program, enrolled at least half-time, demonstrates financial need, and has a 2.5 GPA or higher. Entering freshman students are also eligible. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is May 1st, 2014 by 5:00pm.
The award is given to a student who demonstrates leadership capabilities and financial need. The recipient must be enrolled full time with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is June 2nd, 2014 by 5:00pm.
This endowed scholarship will be awarded to a qualified child or grandchild of an FAU current, retired or emeritus faculty and/or staff member. The selected candidate will be enrolled as a sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate student with a 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need. Candidates MUST provide the name of the FAU employee and their relationship to this employee. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is June 2nd, 2014 by 5:00pm.
This scholarship requires students to be in good academic standing and degree seeking with demonstrated financial need. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is June 2nd, 2014 by 5:00pm.
This scholarship is to support students in the FAU College of Education. The Baldwin scholarship gives preference to undergraduate students who will be enrolled in student teaching in the upcoming academic year with a minimum GPA of 3.2. Graduate students enrolled in the College of Education with a minimum GPA of 3.5 are also eligible. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of merit with consideration given to scholarship, leadership and leadership potential in the field of education and then for financial need. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is June 2nd, 2014 by 5:00pm.
This award is available to a full-time student with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA who demonstrates financial need. Preference is given to U.S. born African Americans or American Indians. This scholarship is not available to students in the College of Education. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is June 2nd, 2014 by 5:00pm.
This scholarship is awarded to students that demonstrate financial need. All applicants must have attended a public, private or parochial high school in Palm Beach County. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is June 2nd, 2014 by 5:00pm.
This scholarship is established to recognize students that have passed away during the academic year, to qualify for the scholarship you must be enrolled in the same college as the deceased student. Must have a 2.5 GPA or higher. Students must demonstrate financial need. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is May 1st, 2014 by 5:00pm.
- College of Business: Terrance Zelenitz
- College of Design & Social Inquiry: Stephanie Blackman
- College of Education: Ricardy Chery
This scholarship is awarded with preference to a female of Asian descent with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and in good standing, must have demonstrated financial need. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is June 2nd, 2014 by 5:00pm.
Students must be degree seeking and pursuing a graduate degree. Preference will be given to former FAU athletic students pursuing a graduate degree. Priority will be given to former members of the FAU football team. Followed by former members of ALL FAUs women's athletic teams. Additional preference will be given to graduate students seeking a degree in the College of Business. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is May 1st, 2014 by 5:00pm.
This fund was established to help support an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a minimum of 9 credits. First preference will be given to US military veterans having served active duty or the child of an active duty member of the US military. Second preference will be given to a child of a fire fight or police officer killed in the line of duty. Please include all pertinent information. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is June 2nd, 2014 by 5:00pm.
The scholarship is funded by the estate of Helen Craig; its purpose is to provide financial aid for students that demonstrate financial need. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is June 2nd, 2014 by 5:00pm.
This scholarship is to support FAU undergraduate or graduate student with demonstrated financial need. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is June 2nd, 2014 by 5:00pm.
This scholarship was established to aid students whose life experience or family challenges make higher education opportunities difficult, or students who have unexpected financial needs or unusual circumstances that arise during the year and impact the students education. Students must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and demonstrated financial need. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is June 2nd, 2014 by 5:00pm.
The Kay Lioy/ FAU Club Scholarship is given to an FAU employee or his/her spouse or child who is enrolled at least half time, demonstrates financial need and maintains a 2.0 GPA. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is June 2nd, 2014 by 5:00pm.
This scholarship was established by Lillian Delmarter because she never had the opportunity to complete her formal education; her goal is to help students with the ability to experience the joys of learning. Student must demonstrate financial need. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is June 2nd, 2014 by 5:00pm.
An award is given to a full-time undergraduate student who demonstrates financial need. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is June 2nd, 2014 by 5:00pm.
The scholarship requires students to be enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student with demonstrated financial need and a minimum 3.25 GPA. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is June 2nd, 2014 by 5:00pm.
This scholarship is awarded to students in architecture, ocean engineering or pharmaceutical programs. Recipients must in their junior or senior year and demonstrate financial need. Scholarship may be renewed for one year. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is June 2nd, 2014 by 5:00pm.
This scholarship is to support students who have shown leadership potential by obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout via the Boy Scouts of America.
"Returning" undergraduate students, 25 years or older, who are returning to college after an absence of two or more years. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is June 2nd, 2014 by 5:00pm.
This scholarship will be awarded to two undergraduate and two graduate students who have extensive leadership accomplishments and have demonstrated commitment to civic duty via participation in student activities. Students must have a 3.0 or higher GPA. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is May 1st, 2014 by 5:00pm.
This scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students. You must be enrolled at least half-time, undergrad- 6 credits; graduate- 5 credits; must be seeking a 4 year degree or a graduate degree. Minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher; must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is May 1st, 2014 by 5:00pm.
The scholarship was established in honor of Thomas F. Fleming Jr., the late founder and chairman of the Foundation Board. This scholarship is awarded to students enrolled in the College of Business or enrolled in the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is June 2nd, 2014 by 5:00pm.
Recipients must be 25 years or older and show financial need. The selected student must be enrolled at least half time either as undergraduate or graduate student. Deadline to submit applications to the Office of Student Financial Aid is June 2nd, 2014 by 5:00pm.
A student-athlete may receive both institutional and outside aid up to the value of a full grant-in-aid (i.e. tuition and fees, room and board, and required course-related books) where athletics participation is a major criterion, in addition a student-athlete may receive other financial aid unrelated to athletics ability up to the total cost of attendance.
Total aid received may never exceed over the student-athlete's total cost of attendance. A student-athlete is not eligible to participate if he or she receives financial aid that exceeds the cost attendance calculated by the University's Financial Aid Office. There is only one exception, Pell Grant plus Full Grant in Aid may be greater than total cost of attendance, Bylaw 15.1.1.
Athletics aid may not be awarded for a period greater than one year or for a period of less than one year. This means that it is not permissible to offer a guaranteed four year scholarship. An athletic scholarship may be renewed (or reduced or cancelled) at the end of the year.
During the period of the award, an athletics scholarship may not be increased, decreased or canceled on the basis of athletic ability, performance, contribution to team success, injury, or any other athletics related reason. Institutional athletics aid may be reduced or canceled during the year if the recipient:
- Renders himself or herself ineligible for intercollegiate competition;
- Fraudulently misrepresents any information on an application, letter of intent or financial aid agreement;
- Engages in serious misconduct warranting substantial disciplinary penalty;
- Voluntarily withdraws from a sport at any time for personal reasons.
A determination on the renewal of athletics aid will be made on or before July 1 for the following year. The financial aid office will send letters notifying each student of his or her renewal determination.
If a student-athlete's athletic aid is being reduced or canceled during the year, or reduced or not renewed for the following year, upon request, the student-athlete will be entitled to a hearing through established procedures outside of the athletic department. The student-athlete will be provided written notification of the opportunity for a hearing. The student must notify the Financial Aid Office in writing requesting appeal hearing. The student's written notification must be received by the deadline specified on the notification letter.
- FAU College for Design and Social Inquiry Scholarships
- FAU College of Business Scholarships
- FAU College of Education Scholarships
- FAU College of Nursing Scholarships
- School of Communication and Multimedia Studies: If interested, please contact Vada Taylor at (561) 297-3850.
- Equal Opportunity Programs (EOP) Office Scholarships for Transfer Students
Click on each scholarship link below for further information, eligibility criteria and applications. Please contact each organization directly with specific questions.
The City of Greenacres is pleased to announce the 2014 Educational Scholarship Program consisting of (5) $1,500 Educational scholarships, with one (1) scholarship being awarded to an applicant who is an outstanding athlete in memory of a former City employee, Denise Padgett, who was an athlete and enjoyed softball/baseball during her life; and one (1) being awarded in memory of former Councilman Norman W. Rose.
The Educational Scholarship program provides up to $1,500 in individual scholarships for academic, technical, vocational school tuition and books.
- Must reside within the municipal limits of the City of Greenacres.
- Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States.
- Must be a high school senior/graduate, obtained a GED, or attending college.
- Must have financial need for academic tuition/books.
Note: Prior recipients may re-apply; however, first-time applicants and high school seniors shall be given priority. Deadline: March 17, 2014 500 P.M.
Florida Stormwater Association Scholarship
The Florida Stormwater Association Educational Foundation's Scholarship Program awards financial assistance to qualified students attending Florida colleges and universities whose education interest is in stormwater research, management or finance.
Applications are accepted annually from graduate students in colleges or schools of engineering, natural science, public administration (or closely related fields) that have an interest in stormwater quality, management or finance. Eligibility is limited to students in good standing that are enrolled in a graduate program at a Florida college or university.
A scholarship of $2,000 is awarded each year and presented during the FSA Winter Conference in December.
Applications for the 2013 Scholarship are being accepted now. A completed application form and supporting documents should be submitted to the FSA Educational Foundation on or before August 9, 2013.
Please fill out an application here.
Through the Dissertation Fellowship Program, the Spencer Foundation aims to build capacity in the education research community by supporting a new generation of scholars from a wide range of fields. Please refer to the website or application for more details.
This scholarship is based on what you know. Four (4) $1000 first place cash scholarships will be awarded every week during the month of December. No essays, no minimum GPA, or financial background information is required. Register at the link located above to find out more information.
International Student Scholarships
The websites listed below may be a good source for scholarships and/or funds for international students.
- International Education Financial Aid
- General Information
- International Student Loans
- Interest Free Loans for Latin American and Caribbean Students
Students across the country benefit significantly from Wal-Mart's involvement in their town and surrounding communities. We believe that one of the most important ways to assist local communities is by supporting local needs and focusing our giving to the areas that our customers feel are important. Sam and Helen Walton believed that education should be a fundamental commitment of Wal-Mart. Click on the above for detailed information on the Scholarships.
Sallie Mae Fund Scholarships
Delivered through The Fund's Project Access program, these scholarships target low income and minority populations in an effort to increase access to higher education. Project Access addresses three key barriers to higher education-awareness of financial aid, academic performance and financial need. To be eligible for The Sallie Mae Fund scholarship programs, students must be accepted and enrolled at a Title IV eligible, accredited post-secondary two- or four-year college or university, vocational, or technical school in the United States or Puerto Rico and meet program-specific eligibility requirements. The Sallie Mae Fund scholarship programs include:
- The Sallie Mae Fund "Community College Transfer Scholarship" Offered in collaboration with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, this program provided scholarships to Latino students transferring from a community college to an approved, accredited higher education institution. If you have specific questions about this program that are not answered on HSF's website, please email HSF or call 1-877-473-4636.
This program has been established to assist thousands of military personnel each year pursue post secondary career education at hundreds of career colleges across the nation. The MAP recognizes the important contributions of our nation's armed services. Click on link above for more details.
The National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children's Foundation Scholarship Awards are for children of law enforcement and firefighting personnel who were lost in the line of duty. These awards are designed to reward excellence, recognize accomplishments and help students by providing funding for their post secondary education at qualified institutions. Click on link above to view other criteria and the application.
This scholarship is available for undergraduate or graduate students majoring in the field of marine biology at local colleges or universities. The guidelines for the award are very simple. The student's coursework should include some aspect of malacology (taxonomy, habitat studies, pollution effects, DNA analysis, etc.) and the applicant will be requested to make a presentation to the Club about their research and how the award assisted them in their goals. Stop by the Financial Aid office on the Boca campus to obtain a copy of the application.
Awarded to eligible undergraduate students who are interested in pursing bachelor level degrees related to business management, information systems management, marketing, finance, accounting, human resource management, and entrepreneurship. Selection is based on academic history, extracurricular activities and employment history. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2013. For more details, click on the link above.
The Space Coast Chapter of FSMS is offering scholarships to students pursuing courses in Geomatics and Land Surveying. Preference is given to applicants residing in Brevard County but all Florida residents can apply. Applicants must also maintain a 2.5 GPA overall and 3.0 GPA in Surveying Curriculum courses. Click on the application link above for more details and application.
The Indian Health Services (a federal government agency of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the U.S. Public Health Services) is seeking civil, construction, and environmental engineering interns. Internships generally occur during the summer months, but are also available at other times of the year. Students must be U.S. citizens and must have completed their sophomore year at the time the internship occurs. Students can gain valuable engineering experience while receiving competitive pay, reimbursement for travel, and other medical and government benefits.Fore more information, click on the link above or contact CDR Javier B. Franco at (954) 894-1060 ext. 10902 or email at email@example.com.
Geographical Information System (GIS) Engineering Internships
The Loxahatchee River District is seeking interns with professional attitudes and a high level of attention to detail. Applicants must have computer skills, above average communication skills, and a general understanding of GIS software and concepts. Interns will be required to research, create, update and analyze GIS and Engineering data, as well as compile and plot informative maps and engineering drawings. A minimum of 3 months commitment is required. You may start & end an internship at any time. Flexible schedules. For more information or if interested, please email cover letter and resume for interview to: David Sabin (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (561) 747-5700 ext. 119.
The Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund (SCSF) provides individual grants ranging from $1,500 to $2,500 to every student who qualifies and reapplies yearly, from admission to graduation. The grant can be used to cover tuition expenses and related supplemental educational expenses such as books, lab fees, travel and select costs of living. All Shawn Carter Scholars are required to "give back" by conducting community service and by serving as mentors to younger, aspiring Shawn Carter Scholars.
All high school seniors, undergraduate (2-year or 4-year) college students, and students at vocational or trade schools are eligible to apply. All applicants must be US citizens, 25 years old or younger, and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.
The program attracts candidates from all backgrounds, nation-wide. They all have a compelling desire to pursue higher education, in spite of many personal, socio-economic setbacks, including teen pregnancy, former incarceration, interrupted schooling, and homelessness. They are hardworking, resilient and determined individuals who want to make positive contributions to their local and global communities, and they turn to the SCSF to make their ambitions and dreams possible. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2014. For more information, please click on the link above.
A leader in the senior living industry that provides senior care referrals to families is offering five (5) general scholarships to selected applicants with a financial donation. Applicants must be enrolled in an associate's or bachelor's degree or graduated level program in the fields of gerontology, long term care administration, social work, medicine, nursing or sociology at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2015. For more details, please click on the link above.
This scholarship is to benefit women who need support and encouragement for professional development through education. The applicants must be enrolled in a degree-seeking or certificate program at a fully accredited school or college. Applicants must also be a resident of Broward County. Deadline to apply is April 21, 2014. For more details on the eligibility criteria and application, please click on the link above.
This scholarship is given to qualified Latino high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in engineering at a U.S. post-secondary institution. Applicants must reside in the Miami, FL or surrounding cities, a graduating high school senior and have e high school GPA of at least 3.5. Deadline to apply is May 1, 2014. For more details on eligibility criteria and how to apply, please click on the link above.
This scholarship will award a part-time or full-time undergraduate student or incoming freshman. All you have to do to apply is write a 500 word essay on "What Is Priceless to You?". Applicants must be enrolled at a recognised two- or four-year college or university. Deadline to submit essay is May 31, 2014. For more details on essay requirements, please click on the link above.
There are various scholarships to apply for within this Foundation. Please click on the link above for more details on each scholarship, application and the eligibility criteria. Check each scholarship for its specific application deadline.
This scholarship's goal is to challenge creativity and give students a chance to get ahead. Applicants must submit an essay of 300 words or less on "Do you suffer from insectophobia? Tell us why bug pushes your terror button and why." Deadline to submit essay is Mary 1, 2014. For more details on the essay requirements, please click on the link above.
This scholarship is available to permanent residents of greater Boca Raton who are degree seeking students. This scholarship if for tuition reimbursement for full time and part time students who are seeking a degree in Florida. Application deadline for Summer 2014 is May 9, 2014, application deadline for Fall 2014 is August 15, 2014 and the application deadline for Spring 2015 is December 22, 2014. For more information on eligibility criteria, please click on the link above.
This scholarship will award scholarships for the Fall 2014 semester. Applicants must Write an essay about why attending college and your field of study are important to you. Give us some insight into your personal background, your philosophy about learning, why you chose your field in particular, and any other information you feel is relevant. These will be judged based on originality, creativity, organization of thought, and proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Deadline to apply is July 31, 2014. For more details and eligibility criteria, please click on the link above.
InsuranceProviders.com is proud to introduce a new scholarship promoting motorcycle safety among students. The Look Twice, Save A Life Scholarship of $1,000 is awarded to any student who is currently attending or planning to attend college or some form of higher education. The scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis for the Spring semester. The deadline to apply is December 1st. For more information, please click on the link above.
Community Foundation Scholarships
Community Foundation Scholarships
(for Palm Beach and Martin Counties)
Community Foundation Scholarships
(for Broward County)
Community Foundation Scholarships
(for Miami-Dade County)