for helping me take the first few steps to becoming a future problem solver. I am grateful for receiving the Dr. DeSimone BCAA Scholar Athlete Award because lord knows how hard I have worked to be the best that I could be in the classroom, the mat, and the field. Whether I continue to be an athlete at FIU, I will always remember the work that I put into academics and athletics, and the support from everyone in my life along my path to being the greatest problem solver I that dream to be.


Athletic Achievement Award ($1,000)

Will be granted to the senior whose team participation demonstrated leadership skills and sportsmanship on and off the field.


Academic Achievement Award ($1,000)

Will be granted to the senior who has demonstrated excellence in all educational disciplines. It is that individual who has the desire to achieve the highest level of academia.


Personal Achievement Award ($1,000)

To be presented to the senior who has shown commitment, dedication and perseverance in accomplishing their personal goals as well as overcoming adversity.


Team Fellowship Award ($1,000)

Will be given to the senior who understands the importance of companionship and teamwork by sharing a common goal.


Artistic Achievement Award ($1,000)

In recognition of the individual who shows a strong desire to participate in the arts.


Medical Interest Award ($750)

In Recognition of the individual who demonstrates a keen interest in Medicine.


Extraordinary Community Service Award ($750)

To be presented to the individual who actively participates in Community Service.


Most Improved Athlete Award ($500)

In Recognition as Most Improved Athlete through Persistence and Determination.


Goodwill Scholarship ($500)

In Recognition of Constant Goodwill Demonstration through Devotion and Kindness.


Merit Grants

Merit grants are awarded to individual youth athletes of note within the community.