New York Yankees All-Star Alex Rodriguez gives scholarships and internship stipends to 10 FIU first generation students

All three share the last name Rodriguez, though none are related. But now, thanks to a generous scholarship, New York Yankees 14-time All-Star Alex Rodriguez has the chance to forever change the lives of FIU first generation students Samantha Rodriguez, Ana Rodriguez and eight of their peers. That’s because these students and their families will […]

Emmy Award-winning FIU alumna Pamela Silva Conde hosts second annual scholarship fundraiser for journalism and business students

Pamela Silva Conde ’03, MBA ’12, a two-time FIU alumna and co-host of Univision’s “Primer Impacto” (First Impact) daily news show, recently asked local philanthropists to “show their school spirit” while supporting a great cause – scholarships for First Generation FIU students. She initially established her namesake scholarship program to help first generation, underserved journalism students […]

Courage to Reach Beyond Her Limits

Senior hospitality management major, Mary Ondari, bravely pushed past the cultural norms of her native country of Kenya to forge a better future for herself. Over the past year, FIU has served as her ticket to a world of possibilities.

Education in the Hands of a Future Surgeon

Dale Segal represents the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) with pride. A recipient of the FIU HWCOM Tuition Remission Scholarship, Dale has the support of the College to pursue his dream of becoming an orthopedic surgeon.

Setting a Precedent

Having worked since she was 16 to relieve her mother’s financial burden, Vivian Arias knows what it means to sacrifice. Her constant need to work to provide for her family has made her studies more challenging, but she has not allowed her financial situation to deter her from pursuing an education. A senior in the College of Business Administration’s School of Accounting, Vivian is now setting a precedent in her family as a first generation student.

My True Calling

A first-year nursing student, Naiviv Hernandez did not realize her dream to be a nurse would become a reality sooner than expected. Five years ago, Naiviv’s mother was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver.