First Generation Scholarship Program

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Impact

Behind each scholarship is a story of triumph, discovery and empowerment. We encourage you to hear firsthand from FIU students about the impact of the First Generation Scholarship Program.

Stephanie Lopez

Stephanie Lopez

Stephanie Lopez


 

“My mother’s perseverance motivated me to come to FIU and be the best student I can be. I’m proud to be a first generation student, and to show that students like me have the ability to be successful with the right resources and mindset.” – Stephanie Lopez, Human Resource Management & Psychology

 

Jorge Torres

Jorge Torres

Jorge Torres

 

“FIU is my second home. My time here has provided me with the belief that anything is possible. The First Generation Scholarship isn’t only a symbol of opportunity; it is also a stepping stone to academic success. FIU is already an amazing institution to be a part of, and it can only continue to get better.” – Jorge Torres, Electrical Engineering

 

Bianca Ordoñez

Bianca Ordoñez

Bianca Ordoñez

 

“FIU is unique because it is a diverse university where students can create their dreams. I am very grateful for the help first generation students receive here. I cannot wait to be able to give back in the future. FIU and the First Generation Scholarship mean opportunity to me.” – Bianca Ordoñez, Journalism, Political Science & International Relations

 

Clara Ardon

Clara Ardon

Clara Ardon

 

“I’m grateful for the First Generation Scholarship and am blessed to have found an institution like FIU that has helped me accomplish my dream to get a degree and have a better job and opportunities in life. FIU provides the tools, and I would not have access to them if it weren’t for the scholarship supporters’ generosity and commitment.” – Clara Ardon ’13, Accounting

 

Bryan Diaz

Bryan Diaz

Bryan Diaz

“My parents have worked so hard for me to obtain a great education, so coming to FIU is a dream come true. I really appreciate the opportunities offered to me at FIU and through the First Generation Scholarship. It’s great to know there are people out there who want to help and reward students who are the first in their family to earn a college degree.” – Bryan Diaz, Psychology

 

Valeria Nuñez del Prado

Valeria Nuñez del Prado

Valeria Nuñez del Prado

 

“No one should miss out on a higher education just because they don’t have the resources. Being one of those students myself makes me realize how important the First Generation Scholarship is, and how proud I am going to feel when I graduate and can give back to the program that made it possible to achieve my goals.” – Valeria Nuñez del Prado, International Business

 

We look forward to hearing your story! Please contact Joan Casanova Gonzalez, Development Officer, First Generation Scholarship Program at casanova@fiu.edu or 305-348-3583 to share your experiences.