FMU is proud to be a participating school in Venture Miami’s STEM Scholarship Program, a partnership announced on Wednesday, October 12, by Miami Mayor Francis X. Suarez. Venture Miami is an office within the City of Miami focused on improving the City’s standard of living through the creation of jobs, support for innovation, increase in wealth, and an overall improvement in the quality of life.
The STEM Scholarship Program offers free tuition to high school graduates residing in the City of Miami who are accepted to FMU to pursue a degree in a STEM field and are determined to be a person of need. Applicants pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, IT, or Healthcare are eligible. Our fellow participating universities include the University of Miami, Florida International University, and Miami Dade College.
This opportunity has great potential to positively impact our university and our community. STEM curriculums are vital to teaching critical thinking skills and innovation, as well as problem-solving and exploratory learning. There is no better way to develop strong foundational skills than hands-on learning with real-world applications. STEM also provides training that makes people more employable and ready to meet the current labor demand.
Interested students should be on the lookout for more information and requirements, and how to apply, in the coming weeks. The application portal is scheduled to open on November 1. We look forward to welcoming new members of the Lion family through this exciting initiative!