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The Master of Arts in Global Affairs is a market-rate program. We encourage students to seek financial aid should the need arise.  Students can apply for loans, scholarships, and fellowships.

Loans

Students can apply for different types of federal as well as private/alternative loans available from a variety of lending institutions. Additional information can be obtained from Florida International University’s OneStop.

Global Affairs Scholarship

The Master of Arts in Global Affairs program offers merit-based scholarships.

To be recommended for a merit-based scholarship, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Candidates must be admitted into the Master of Arts in Global Affairs Program at FIU.
  2. Minimum 3.50 incoming UG 60 GPA (upper division 60 credits GPA or master’s degree GPA of 3.5 or higher).
  3. Submit a résumé.
  4. Submit a one-page written statement describing the reasons why the applicant merits this scholarship.
  • The statement should highlight the student’s academic and professional accomplishments (i.e. awards, volunteer service performed, career aspirations, and community or professional involvement).
  • The header of the statement should contain the candidate’s full name, Panther ID#, and “Global Affairs Merit Scholarship.”

Complete the scholarship form and submit along with the written statement and résumé by email to maga@fiu.edu.

Students are encouraged to submit their application as early as possible. The scholarship committee meets in June and July to review scholarship applications. The total number of scholarships and amount provided will vary based on available resources. Selection process is competitive and not all applicants that may meet the criteria are guaranteed a scholarship.

Deadline:            7/31/2021

Senator Richard B. Stone Public Policy Scholarship

The Scholarship honors the work and career of Senator Richard B. Stone. Stone served in the United States Senate from 1970 to 1975. During that time, he was a member of the Foreign Relations Committee. He supported the Panama Canal Torrijos-Carter Treaties, led efforts to secure congressional aid for Israel, and served as advisor during the 1978 Camp David Peace Treaty. After his time in the Senate, Stone was appointed by President Reagan as a Special Envoy in Central America. In 1991 he was nominated and confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to Denmark under President George H. W. Bush and served through the beginning of President Bill Clinton’s first year in office. In addition to serving as United States Senator and Ambassador, Stone was a member of the Florida Senate (48th District) from 1967-1970 and the 16th Florida Secretary of State from 1971 to 1974. Richard Stone lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland where he and his late wife Marlene lived for many years.

The Scholarship will be open to all admitted students and awarded to one student each year. The scholarship will be dispensed on a semester basis so long as the GPA criterion (see below) is met each semester. It is expected that the student fulfill all of the Master of Arts in Global Affairs requirements. The Stone Scholar may be asked to meet with the donor and draft a personal account of how the funds assisted throughout the program.

Criteria for Applying:
  1. Candidates must be admitted into the Master of Arts in Global Affairs Program at FIU.
  2. Preference will be given to Miami-Dade County Residents.
  3. Applicants must be interested in policy and pursuing a policy career.
  4. Minimum 3.75 incoming UG 60 GPA while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.75 throughout the program to continue to receive scholarship through the 4th semester in the program.
  5. Submit a résumé.
  6. Submit a one-page written statement describing the reasons why the applicant merits this scholarship.
  • The statement should highlight the student’s academic and professional accomplishments (i.e. awards, volunteer service performed, career aspirations, and community or professional involvement).
  • The statement must address the student’s interest and/or experience in policy and plans for a policy-related career.
  • The header of the statement should contain the student’s full name, Panther ID#, and “Richard B. Stone Scholarship.”

Deadline:            6/26/2020

Apply to the Public Policy Scholarhip

Robert Olof Blucker Memorial Scholarship

The Scholarship honors the work and career of Robert Olof Blucker. Blucker was an economics officer with the United States Department of State. He was assigned to the US Embassy in Tehran Iran when it was seized by Iranian militants on November 4, 1979. Blucker was among the 52 hostages held a total of 444 days. He was finally released on January 20, 1981. Blucker earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin in 1954. After serving in the U.S. Navy in the Korean War, he worked for three years as a process engineer for Texaco. His 27-year foreign service career included consular and economic officer assignments in Argentina, West Germany, East Germany, Nigeria, Libya and Iran. His last assignment was a consular general in West Berlin, Germany.

The Scholarship will be open to all admitted students and awarded to one student each year. The scholarship will be dispensed on a semester basis so long as the GPA criterion (see below) is met each semester. It is expected that the student fulfill all of the Master of Arts in Global Affairs requirements. The Blucker Scholar may be asked to meet with the donor and draft a personal account of how the funds assisted throughout the program.

Criteria for Applying:

  1. Candidates must be admitted into the Master of Arts in Global Affairs Program at FIU.
  2. Preference will be given to students who intend to enter the U.S. Foreign Service or similar foreign affairs agencies dedicated to advancing the interests of the United States.
  3. Minimum 3.50 incoming UG 60 GPA while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.50 throughout the program to continue to receive the scholarship.
  4. Submit a résumé.
  5. Submit a one-page written statement describing the reasons why the applicant merits this scholarship.
  • The statement should highlight the student’s academic and professional accomplishments (i.e. awards, volunteer service performed, career aspirations, and community or professional involvement).
  • The statement must address the student’s interest in a career with the U.S. Foreign Service or similar foreign affairs agency dedicated to advancing the interests of the U.S. abroad.
  • The header of the statement should contain the candidate’s full name, Panther ID#, and “Robert Olof Blucker Scholarship.”

Submit your written statement and résumé by email to maga@fiu.edu.

Students are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible. Since the number of awards are limited, not all students who meet the criteria are guaranteed an award.

Deadline:            7/9/2021

Juan and Mercedes Yañes SIPA Scholars Endowment

The Scholarship honors the work and life of Juan and Mercedes Yañes. Juan worked as an upper level executive with ExxonMobil in Italy, Argentina, the United States and elsewhere for decades.

The Scholarship will be open to all admitted students and awarded to one student each year. The scholarship will be dispensed on a semester basis so long as the GPA criterion (see below) is met each semester. It is expected that the student fulfill all of the Master of Arts in Global Affairs requirements. The Yañes Scholar may be asked to meet with the donor and draft a personal account of how the funds assisted throughout the program.

Criteria for Applying:

  1. Candidates must be admitted into the Master of Arts in Global Affairs Program at FIU.
  2. Minimum 3.65 incoming UG 60 GPA while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.65 throughout the program to continue to receive the scholarship.
  3. Submit a résumé.
  4. Submit a one-page written statement describing the reasons why the applicant merits this scholarship.
  • The statement should highlight the student’s academic and professional accomplishments (i.e. awards, volunteer service performed, career aspirations, and community or professional involvement).
  • The header of the statement should contain the student’s full name, Panther ID#, and “Juan and Mercedes Yañes Scholarship.”

Submit your written statement and résumé by email to maga@fiu.edu.

Students are encouraged to submit their applications as early as possible. Since the number of awards are limited, not all students who meet the criteria are guaranteed an award.