Mayor Henry Milander Public Service Scholarship


Available for undergraduate and master-level students in Public Administration who have demonstrated a record of academic achievement and who are committed to pursuing a career in public service. For more information click here.


  • Eligibility


    • Full-time degree seeking undergraduate or master-level student in Public Administration with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher at FIU or a previous educational institution.
    • Financial need, as determined by the University's financial aid office.
    • Each applicant must demonstrate the potential for civic leadership and a sincere interest in and commitment to public service.
    • First preference will be given to applicants who are high school graduate from Hialeah, Miami Lakes and Miami Springs and/or residents of those municipalities


  • Recipient Considerations
    • Recipients must remain full-time students and remain in good academic standing.
    • Scholarships are awarded for up to a year, provided that the recipient fulfills the responsibilities of the scholarship.

    Interested Students should submit a letter of application, a copy of their driver’s license, and a resume. This 1-2 page letter of application should explain the student’s record of public service and offer examples of experiences that reflect either a record or a potential for civic leadership. Preference will be given to individuals with an existing record of public service. The letter may also include a discussion of financial need.

    Application Deadline: 

    All applications must be submitted by July 27th  to Ms. Sara Suarez, MPA Coordinator,

Anne Ackerman Public Service Scholarship


In 1989, the Forum of North Dade established the Anne Ackerman Public Service Scholarship in honor of the memory and contributions of Anne Ackerman to public service in South Florida.

  • Eligibility
    • Full-time degree seeking graduate student in Public Administration at FIU
    • Graduate of a Miami-Dade County high school
    • Currently residing in Miami-Dade County
    • Financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office
    • Must maintain a 3.0 GPA or greater each semester and cumulatively
  • Ricipient Considerations
    • Submit a copy of license is required
    • 1-2 page letter of application (should explain the student's record of public service and offer examples of experiences that reflect either a record or a potential for civic leadership)
    • An updated resume

    Application Deadline: TBD

Contact Us

Master of Public Administration
Florida International University
Modesto A. Maidique PCA 257
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
Tel: 305-348-8409
Fax: 305-348-5848