Supporting our Students

  • Hardships Covered by the Fund

    Please note: This is not an exhaustive list.

    • Medical expenses (a sudden health emergency)
    • Death in the family or other family emergency
    • Loss of a job or unexpected loss of income
    • Risk of eviction
    • Costs related to replacing belongings due to a natural disaster
  • Hardships Not Covered by the Fund
    • Tuition, fees, health insurance
    • Book expenses
    • Study abroad or travel costs
    • Non-essential utilities (e.g., cable)
    • Costs for entertainment or recreation
  • Eligibility Criteria for the Fund
    • The student is enrolled in an undergraduate, masters or doctoral level program in the Department of Public Administration at FIU.
    • The student is making satisfactory academic progress.
    • The financial emergency is taking place while the student is enrolled at FIU (exceptions can be made for students on medical leave of absence).
    • The student is experiencing a financial emergency that may impede his/her academic progress.

    Although priority will be given to full-time students, part-time students are also eligible.

  • How to Give
  • Deadline

    There is no deadline for applying for the fund. Each case will be considered on its own merits by a committee composed of faculty, staff and/or students. The fund is limited. Therefore, the students will be assisted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Ramon Sanchez Student Enrichment Fund

The purpose of the Ramon Sanchez Student Enrichment Fund is two-fold:

1) To honor the legacy of Mr. Ramon Sanchez, a long-time adjunct in the Department of Public Administration, who tragically died from injuries sustained in a car accident in January 2012.

2) To fund lectures and other events that strengthen our PA students’ and alumni experiences.

Metropolitan Center Public Service Fund

This project is used for the general purposes of the Metropolitan Center and its daily business functions (i.e. Metro Forums, events, general expenses, research, surveys, training, etc.).

FIU Online Distance Learning Scholarship

Help a student succeed! FIU Online awards the Distance Learning Scholarship to students in an effort to cover the cost of their applicable distance learning fee for one course during one semester.

By giving to the Distance Learning Scholarship, your gift will go far. Distance learning fees are small sums, and your contribution—of any size—will help us impact the lives of many students. For FIU Online students—many of whom are juggling family, career and school—this scholarship means one less expense for our students on their path to success!

Let’s help our students dream, inspire and achieve their goals. Give now!