Scholarship Information


    Thanks to the generous contributions from donors and alumni, Florida Memorial University is able to offer scholarships each academic year. Students are encouraged to apply for the scholarships for which they may qualify. Please pay close attention to deadlines and requirements of each scholarship opportunity.  As a student of a UNCF member institution, FMU students have access to UNCF scholarship opportunities. All FMU students should complete the UNCF General Scholarship Application. Click here to review all current UNCF scholarship opportunities. 

    General tips for you scholarship search process can be found via the scholarship workshop
    Current Scholarship Opportunities
    United Negro College Fund General Scholarship Application

    The UNCF General Application is used to establish an applicant pool of potentially eligible students for scholarship opportunities that are unpublished. Applicants who are not enrolled at one of the 37 UNCF Member Institutions during the 2023-2024 academic year will not be considered.

    UNCF Fund Ii Foundation STEM Scholars Program

    The Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM Scholars Program will identify 500 African American high school students who are determined to pursue careers in STEM fields. These students will receive scholarships, internships, mentoring and other tools to help them reach their goals. The Fund II Foundation is contributing $48 million for the STEM Scholars Program.

    UNCF Fidelity Scholars

    • 2.5 – 3.5 unweighted GPA or GED
    • Pell eligible and/or demonstrate financial need
    • Attend as an incoming 2024-25 freshman at a 4-year accredited college or university in the state that you reside
    • Student applicants must come from underrepresented populations and historically underserved communities who have faced systemic barriers and challenges to economic mobility. We specifically encourage students from Black, Latino, Native American (with documented tribal affiliation) and underrepresented Asian American/Pacific Islander heritage to apply.

    Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Scholarship Program
    • Be enrolled full-time as a rising senior at any accredited public or private four-year HBCU
    • Possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale as verified through submission of a current transcript
    • Demonstrate a commitment to community service
    • Have a demonstrated, unmet financial need as verified by their college or university
    • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (“FAFSA”) form
    2023-2024 UPS Scholarship Program
    • The UPS Scholarship provides 43 need-based awards, up to $4,000.00, to Black/African American graduating college seniors at UNCF Member Institutions & other accredited Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). 

      Eligibility Requirements:

    • Must have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA on the 4.0 scale
    • Must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship

    The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to students in their final year of high school. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 35th class in 2023, the Foundation has provided over 6,750 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $81 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.

    Taco Bell Foundation Live Mas Scholarship

    The Live Más Scholarship is for students who are pursuing higher education, preparing for the workforce, or using their passion to ignite change in their communities and beyond. We believe in you – no matter where you are in your journey, whether just recognizing your strengths and developing your passion or bringing it to life and inspiring others to join you. This program is more than a scholarship. We’re not merely a one-off check writer – we’re a continued partner and collaborator who’ll be there with connections and opportunities throughout your journey to help your passion shine so brightly, it changes the world. 


    Equity Research Scholarship Grant from Kailash Concepts 

    Gender Expansive & Transgender Scholarship 

    Venture Miami Scholarship 

    Established in 2021, Venture Miami is an office within the City of Miami focused on improving the City’s standard of living through the creation of jobs, support for innovation, increase in wealth, and overall improvement in the quality of life. With this mission in mind, the Venture Miami Scholarship Fund was formed in partnership with The Miami Foundation to provide tuition support through gap funding for at-need City residents who have been accepted into STEM or in-demand occupation programs at participating colleges and universities, which include Florida International University (FIU), Florida Memorial University (FMU), Miami Dade College (MDC), and the University of Miami (UM). Venture Miami is committed to building Miami Forever and a Miami for Everyone.

    • City of Miami resident for 3-consecutive years at time of application o Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident o High school senior or recent graduate within last 4 years at time of application

    • Must be a Pell Grant recipient determined by the Florida Student Aid FAFSA guidelines OR, for MiamiDade College students ONLY, have a household income less than 80% of the AMI for the City of Miami. * Please check the Housing Income Limits on the City of Miami Website to see if you qualify.

      Received acceptance into a bachelor’s degree program in a defined science, technology, engineering, and math (“STEM”) or a defined high wage/demand occupation, currently nursing.

    BHI scholarship for Aviation Management  

    • Eligibility: Be of African American or Black of African descent  
    • Possess a strong work ethic and desire to build a career in the Hospitality/Visitor Industry  
    • Be a Miami-Dade County Resident for at least the past 2-years  
    • Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident  
    • Application Deadline: October 12th.  
    • Scholarship link:  

    Giva Annual Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award

    Submission Deadline: June 1st of each year
    Award Date: August 15th

    Giva's Corporate Student Scholarship and Worldwide Community Ambassador Award is for anyone attending a college or university in the United States. This scholarship grant is aimed at assisting undergraduate or graduate students in furthering their education as well as expanding their social responsibility and community service footprint in the world. There is no specific course of study or major required.


    Giva will award $1000 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students who write thoughtful essays in answering the following questions:
    How will you use your talents and education to make the world a better place for future generations? What are your career and personal goals and why?
    The essay needs to be between 600-1000 words and must be received by Giva no later than June 1st of each year. A current resume must also be included with the essay. Giva will choose the scholarship winners and will award the scholarships by August 15th. Students may only apply once in any 12-month period.

    Eligibility & Applying

    All students, regardless of major, currently attending a college or university located in the United States in a degree program either full or part-time are eligible and encouraged to apply. The candidate must be enrolled and active as a student already, not a high school student and not waiting to attend the college/university. The award is for school tuition so the scholarship check will be written out to the student's educational institution. Giva employees, family relatives and vendors are not eligible. There is no fee for applying.

    In Giva's commitment to preserve our environment, we are only accepting electronic submissions of the application. Please click on the link below and follow the instructions to submit your application online, along with your essay and resumé to Giva by the indicated deadline. Regrettably, any application submissions sent via US Mail will not be considered.
    Scholarship applicants should make a digital copy of their essay for their own records. Giva will not sell or give students' information to any third parties, nor publish an essay without the student's permission.

    Giva will promptly notify the winner by August 15th via both email and telephone so make sure that you accurately include this information. Please do not call Giva for status updates on your application. Thank you!

    Click to download an application.

    SMART Scholarship Eligibility & STEM Disciplines


    Eligibility Requirements

    Review the below scholarship requirements to ensure you are eligible to apply for this life-changing opportunity.

    Who can apply?

    The SMART application is open August through December of every year, with awards being granted the following spring.

    All applicants must be:

    • a citizen of the United States, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, or United Kingdom at time of application,
    • 18 years of age or older as of August 1, 2024
    • requesting at least 1 year of degree funding prior to graduation (which starts at the program start date),
    • able to complete at least one summer internship (multi-year scholars only)
    • willing to accept post-graduation employment with the DoD,
    • a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale,
    • pursuing a technical undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the 24 STEM disciplines listed below,
    • able to produce a fall 2023 college transcript from a regionally accredited US college or university, OR be pursuing a graduate degree at a regionally accredited US college or university.

    Active duty military members who wish to apply for the SMART Scholarship must be separated or on terminal leave on or before August 1, 2024 to be eligible. Reserve and National Guard members are eligible to apply. Current ROTC participants with a future service commitment are not eligible to apply

    For more information, watch the SMART Eligibility Requirements video.

    What kind of STEM?

    The program focuses on students pursuing disciplines that are critical to national security functions of the Department of Defense (DoD). The following is a list of SMART’s 24 approved STEM disciplines. These disciplines are general umbrella disciplines – specific applicant majors or fields of study may fall under one or more discipline on this list.

    Please note, non-technical degrees, including management, arts, or humanities, are not approved or funded by SMART.

    • Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Biosciences
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Chemistry
    • Civil Engineering
    • Cognitive, Neural, and Behavioral Sciences
    • Computer Science and Engineering
    • Cybersecurity
    • Data Science and Analytics
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Geosciences
    • Industrial and Systems Engineering 
    • Information Sciences
    • Materials Science and Engineering
    • Mathematics
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
    • Nuclear Engineering
    • Oceanography
    • Operations Research
    • Physics
    • Software Engineering

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