FIU First Generation Scholarship Fund
The First Generation Scholarship Program supports FIU students who are the first generation in their families to receive a college degree. This program is the only one of its kind in the State of Florida to match private donations for first generation scholarships 100 percent, providing financial assistance for students to attend the University. At the heart of this innovative scholarship program are the dreams of first generation students who aspire to reap the benefits of an FIU degree.
The Mission of the MPAS LGBTQA initiative at FIU is to meet the needs of the LGBTQA Student population, by developing and implementing educational, social and resource programs and services.This initiative is focused on reducing homophobia and heterosexism on both campuses through education, advocacy, awareness and assisting our LGBTQ students in reaching their full potential!
FIU has lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning students, faculty and staff, and a strong base of allies (LGBTQA). Through campus organizations, offices and informational networks, FIU provides a range of educational and social programs, lectures, academic courses and leadership development opportunities for students and others. With student groups that meet weekly, a LGBTQA Mentors Program, National Coming Out Day and Pride Month planning, student advocacy groups, a certificate program in Queer Studies, a lively Facebook page, and informal socials, there's something for everyone seeking involvement in the LGBTQA community at FIU.
Our LGBTQA Initiative is part of the department of Multicultural Programs and Services. We offer services that S.A.V.E. our students! There are four areas of concentration that guide our LGBTQA initiatives, spelling out S.A.V.E: Student Support, Awareness, Visibility and Education. Both the personal and academic well-being of the FIU LGBTQA students are at the heart of all that we do.
FIU MLK Commemorative Celebration
For more than 25 years, FIU’s Office of Multicultural Programs and Services has hosted the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Celebration. The planning for this celebration commences up to 10 months in advance to pay homage to one of the world’s greatest leaders. This premier event, the MLK Breakfast, has evolved from a university event into a world-class community event, attracting many local dignitaries and schools, all looking forward to attending this annual celebration of Dr. King’s life and legacy. It has grown from a single event to a month-long series of events including the Youth Forum & Peace Walk, Day of Service, Museum Exhibit, Dinner, Movie Night and representation at the MLK Day Parade held in Liberty City, Miami. This commemoration is accomplished by the strong collaboration with many departments and colleges at the university.
Make A Difference Fund - DC
Internships are the “Career connection that gives FIU students a competitive edge.” Today, college students have more than just graduation on their mind – they’re thinking about how to kick-start their careers and get a job! Recent data indicates that students with internships make a quicker transition from college to a career and are nearly twice as likely to receive a job offer when they graduate.
Internships provide the crucial step of connecting the knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical experience. Internships away from home further bolster real world experiences that strengthen the student’s problem solving and enhance interpersonal skills.
Over 90% of FIU students received some sort of financial aid last year. These highly motivated, talented students are missing out on career connections and opportunities provided by internships due to financial constraints.
“Make a Difference” by providing internship support and be a part of FIU’s legacy.
The “Make a Difference Fund” committee invites you to become part of FIU’s legacy—one that is committed to the success of our students by encouraging them to become active global citizens. An internship will create these opportunities. Raised funds will provide financial assistance, breaking down the barrier of cost when a student considers accepting an internship.