Monday, November 29, 2010

Scholarship Spotlight: Florida Institute of Technology Undergraduate Merit-based Scholarships and Need-based Aid

University: Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Florida

Merit-based scholarships:

Applications received on or before January 15 for will receive priority consideration. Academic scholarships are available through the Office of Admission. Scholarships are awarded to students with very strong secondary school grades. Scholarships may be available to qualified students regardless of country of citizenship. Scholarships range from $5,000 to $12,000 per year and are awarded automatically at the time of admission. No additional scholarship application is needed. These scholarships are only awarded to students with no prior community college or university course work.

Those students having attended, or who are currently attending, a community college or university may be eligible for a Transfer Scholarship of $8,000 per year ($4,000 per semester) until graduation. If the student attends a community college in the United States and has earned a membership to the community college honor society Phi Theta Kappa, they can combine an additional award with their transfer scholarship for a total of $12,500 per year.

Need-based aid:

Florida Tech offers limited financial aid (up to $10,000) to international students on the basis of need. This award may be combined with a Merit scholarship. To apply for need based aid, file the application for admission and Request for Financial Support form before January 15 for priority consideration. A limited number of part-time jobs may be available on campus, but they are very competitive.

Eligibility Requirements:
Open to Students from Any Region
Students must fully complete the "Request for Financial Support" found at the website:

Apply for admission. The awarding process is automatic if the Request for Financial Support form is submitted. Priority is given to students who apply before February 1 for the upcoming Fall term and before November 1 for the upcoming Spring term.

Areas of Study:
Accounting; Aerospace
Astronomy; Aviation/Aerospace
Behavioral Sciences; Biochemistry
Biology; Biotechnology
Business and Management
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer Science; Engineering
Ecology; Environmental Studies
Information Technology
International Management
Life Sciences; Management
Marine Engineering; Marketing
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Medicine; Molecular Biology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Natural Sciences
Ocean and Resource Management; Oceanography
Optics; Physical Sciences; Physics
Psychology; Science

Contact Information:
Florida Institute of Technology
Judi Marino
Director of International Student Enrollment
150 W University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL

Phone: +1 (321) 674 8030
Fax: +1 (321) 674 8004

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