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Latin American and Caribbean Scholarship


Latin American and Caribbean Scholarship

What is the Latin American and Caribbean Scholarship?

Pursuant to Florida Statute 1009.21, Florida State University may award a scholarship to degree-seeking students who are citizens of a Latin American or Caribbean country, and who seek to attend the university on a full-time basis. A Latin American and Caribbean Scholarship recipient will be coded as an in-state resident for tuition purposes, and must receive a minimum scholarship of $500 per enrolled term to maintain this residency status.

Who is eligible?

Citizens from the following countries are eligible for the scholarship: Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Aruba; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Bolivia; Brazil; British Virgin Islands; Caribbean Netherlands; Cayman Islands; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curacao; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; El Salvador; Falkland Islands; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Martinique; Mexico; Montserrat; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Puerto Rico; St. Barthelemy; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Maarten/St. Martin; St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands; Uruguay; U.S. Virgin Islands; and Venezuela.

What are the academic criteria?

Students must be degree-seeking and enrolled on a full-time basis to qualify for the scholarship. Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress toward their degree and must be in good academic standing.

How does a student obtain the scholarship?

Scholarships are typically awarded by academic or professional departments on campus. Departments will work with Student Business Services to identify, award, disburse, and reclassify students for the award on a term-by-term basis. Departments can obtain the funding instructions and application here.