FIU Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
Florida International University - Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work

Scholarships & Financial Aid


Funding Your Education

At Stempel College, we understand that your academic success goes hand in hand with your access to financial aid and funding opportunities.  As a Stempel College student, you have access to a myriad of funding options by degree level (bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral) and by academic disciplined (Dietetics & Nutrition, Public Health, and Social Work).

This page provides you with the basics on applying for financial aid and funding your education. Additionally, the page provides you with resources and information about scholarships that are just for Stempel College students, university-wide scholarships for all FIU students, and external funding opportunities in specific areas of study.

Financial Aid and your FAFSA Application

As you begin to consider funding opportunities and scholarship options, you want to first make sure that you’ve submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) first, and list FIU as the institution that should be receiving your FAFSA records and Student Aid Report (SAR). Depending on your specific situation and status, you may be eligible for federal aid. Additionally, most scholarship or fellowship applications may require completion of a FAFSA application.

The FAFSA application can be accessed at:

To learn more about the type of aid that is available (i.e., grants, loans, work-study jobs, etc), make sure to visit the FAFSA page on Types of Aid:


Stempel College Scholarships

The College has a number of scholarship opportunities that may be of interest to you. The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis, and apply to a variety of categories, including but not limited to travel awards for conference presentations, merit awards for academic excellence, and practicum or internship awards, to name a few.

To learn more about the different scholarships offered to Stempel College students, please click here.

Public Health Community Workers Program

The Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work is recruiting public health students interested in community health learning opportunities in South Miami. The Public Health Community Workers program is designed to help participants obtain competencies in community work while developing and delivering population health activities.

Students will develop targeted population based health activities aimed at community-identified priorities of:

  • hypertension prevention
  • oral health
  • family planning
  • smoking cessation
  • substance abuse prevention. 

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in both process and outcome evaluations.


  • Current Stempel College MPH Students
  • Students with no current source of funding
  • Public Health students interested in learning opportunities to engage in many aspects of community-based population level activities.

Application Deadline:

Spring 2018—January 8, 2018
Summer 2018—April 6, 2018

Program overview and requirements PDF

To access the application, please click here.  

University-wide Scholarships

In keeping with its commitment to student access and success, the university also offers a wide range of scholarship opportunities to its students. Those opportunities continue to grow and are updated quite often.  We recommend that you visit the FIU Scholarships website at: to create a scholarship profile and to begin to search for scholarship opportunities that are specifically tailored to you.

The university also has additional scholarship and financial aid information for new FIU students at


Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

In addition to the college and university wide scholarships, new and continuing graduate students have a number of funding opportunities available to them, which are typically divided into the following two categories—graduate assistantships and fellowships. Links to information about the two can be found below.

Graduate Assistantships


Funding Opportunities for International Students

The following links provide you with some helpful funding resources that are specific to international students:

International Education Financial Aid Website

Florida Linkage Institutes

Latin American & Caribbean Graduate Fellowship

Vietnam Education Fund


External Funding Opportunities 

In addition to the funding opportunities that are available to you through Stempel College and FIU, you also have a variety of external funding opportunities that may match perfectly with your individual interests and needs.

Some of those opportunities can be found here.



Below you will find some resources that we’ve collected that may come in handy as you begin to prepare your scholarship application.

ASPPH Tips and Tricks to Obtaining Scholarships


Remember –we are always here to help, so if you need someone to brainstorm with, or you need s some feedback for your scholarship essay, or if you are just having trouble finding the right award at the right time, don’t hesitate to schedule a meeting to come see us. The Stempel College Office of Student & Alumni Affairs is located in AHC5-145. You can ask to see Magnolia Hernandez ( ) or Jeanette Lopez ( ) for scholarship questions. 


Office of Student & Alumni Affairs
Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique Campus, AHC5 145
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL, 33199

Phone: 305-348-7777