Physics Scholarships & Internships


  • Southern Cross Astronomical Society Scholarship


    • Physics major
    • If a freshman: High school GPA greater than 3.2
    • If an upperclassman: College GPA greater than 3.2 in physics and mathematics
    • Applications will also be judged on economic need


    • Stay enrolled at FIU during the scholarship year
    • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above
    • Participate in public outreach during the scholarship year


    Deadline: March 1

    Submit a current transcript and calculate your GPA in science and mathematics courses. Supply an essay outlining your financial need, your past achievements and your future plans in astronomy. Contact Dr. James Webb and submit materials to him.

    Past Recipients

    Past Southern Cross Astronomical Society Scholarship recipients

  • Fred Hoover Memorial Scholarship

    Mr. Fred Hoover enrolled at Florida International University in 1972 and was in the original graduating class as FIU's first-ever physics major. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1974, and later earned a Master's Degree in Health Services Administration from FIU. After he graduated, he remained at FIU as the Laboratory Manager for the Chemistry Department, until his death on Nov. 5, 1998. Mr. Hoover was known throughout the university as a kind, caring, outgoing and friendly man who was a passionate believer in the importance of education. The Fred Hoover Memorial Scholarship Endowment was created to honor Mr. Hoover's memory by providing financial support to undergraduate students majoring in Physics at the Florida International University in Miami, FL.

    Fred Hoover


    • Be fully admitted in the College of Arts, Sciences & Education as a physics major
    • Be enrolled as an undergraduate student at the time of application and for the following year
    • Have completed or be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours in physics and/or mathematics courses
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Financial need will be considered


    Deadline: March 7, 2022

    Apply via along with the following documents:

    • Resume
    • Typed, one-page essay addressing why and how you intend to pursue a career in physics as well as how financial assistance will help you achieve these goals
    • Financial need statement
    • Letter of recommendation from a current or former professor
    • Unofficial transcript reflecting all coursework completed or in progress

    For any questions please contact Elizabeth Bergano-Smith, Office Manager, Department of Physics, at

    Past Recipients

    Past Fred Hoover Memorial Scholarship recipients

  • NSF S-STEM Scholarships

    The Physics Department has been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation award to provide scholarships for FIU physics majors. Scholarships of up to $10,000 per year for up to 4 years will be awarded to eligible majors who continue to qualify based on their academic performance and financial need each year.

    Students who are chosen as FIU S-STEM Scholars will receive one-on-one mentoring and advising, and will be expected to participate in at least two events each semester, including special seminars by guest speakers.

    Students must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, nationals or refugees in order to apply. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate both academic ability and financial need based on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

    Applications are opened each July and December for scholarships to be awarded for the Fall and Spring. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Caroline Simpson at

    By submitting an application, you agree to grant access to the S-STEM evaluation committee information about your citizenship status, academic records, and financial aid information on your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

  • American Physical Society Fellowships


Contact Us

Department of Physics
11200 SW 8th Street, CP 204

Miami, FL 33199
Tel: 305-348-2605
Fax: 305-348-6700