Scholarship Opportunities

Through the generous gifts of various donors, the Disability Resource Center administers multiple scholarships for students with disabilities at FIU. The DRC supports over 30 students each year, with annual scholarships of $70,000 on behalf of donors.

Dr. Fareed Haj Scholarship Endowment

Dr. Fareed Haj was a selfless example of service to his family and the community. Dr. Haj contracted trachoma as a small child in Palestine, which caused permanent blindness. After receiving a scholarship to study in New York, he dedicated his life to the education of students with disabilities. This scholarship aims to honor Dr. Haj's commitment and to help FIU's blind and visually-impaired students realize their educational goals.

The Dr. Fareed Haj Scholarship Endowment supports scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in or accepted for admission to FIU who are blind or visually impaired. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and civic engagement.

Financial need is also considered. You may refer to the scholarship eligibility requirements below:

  1. Student must be enrolled or accepted for admission to FIU.
  2. Recipients must be blind or visually impaired.
  3. Scholarship recipient must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits per semester.
  4. Recipient must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.7.

Please contact Yesenis Garcia at with any questions.

Application is now open!!!

If you meet the above requirements, please complete the application and submit to DRC Scholarship Coordinator, Yesenis Garcia, by August 3, 2018. Applications may submitted via email at or in person to our DRC front desk team.

Johnson Scholarship Foundation

The Johnson Scholarship Foundation is a private foundation whose mission is to assist disadvantaged people to obtain an education. The foundation believes that education can empower individuals to improve their quality of life. The Theodore R. and Vivian M. Johnson Scholarship is a State of Florida University System program, which is competitively awarded and available to undergraduate students with disabilities, enrolled at FIU.

You may complete an application for the upcoming 2020/2021 academic year (Fall 2020 and Spring 2021) by the upcoming deadline of April 1st, 2020. 

Please contact Yesenis Garcia at with any questions.

Applications may be submitted via email at or in person to our DRC front desk team.

Application is now available.


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