Student success at FIU means meeting students where they are and helping them get to where they want to be. This campaign objective helps eliminate barriers to students attending FIU (through merit-based scholarships and Golden Scholars), promotes timely completion of their degrees (emergency assistance and completion scholarships), and enhances educational experiences through paid opportunities that replace their need to work (study abroad, internships, paid research experiences, and fellowships).
At FIU, student success is also about tackling systemic challenges in education. We transform pedagogical practices in gateway courses and offer critical support through our Learning Assistant program — peer learning and writing assistants in courses where students and faculty need it most. The campaign will fund expansion of this program and strengthen student support units like FIU Libraries.
Through this campaign objective, FIU will change the trajectory of households and communities. Investments in pipeline programs to FIU, K-12 partnership programs for our community, and workforce development programs for non-degree-seeking learners and industry partners will make this possible.