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The FIU Law Evening Scholarship Fund 

The Evening Scholarship Fund allows FIU Law to award merit-based scholarships to evening students who work during law school and have at least 5 years of post-undergraduate work experience. The fund is supported by the generosity of 33 Evening-Program alumni and supporters, each of whom pledge $500 per year for 5 years.

Their support allows the College of Law to award at least two scholarships per year to evening students who meet the criteria below.

Donors to the Evening Scholarship Include:

·         Mariel Acosta Garcia’ 07 ·         Theresa Mains ’13
·         Gloria Arazoza ’06 ·         Gunnar Mandrisch ’12*
·         Karim Batista ’13 ·         Leslie V. Marenco ’09
·         Lisa A. Cabrera ’10 ·         Gabriel Mazzitelli ’10
·         Ilaria Cacopardo Valenzuela ’12 ·         Pamela Pedlow ’06*
·         Susan Capote ’05 ·         Mayte Pena ’12
·         I. Seth Denison ’10* ·         Melisa Peña ’11
·         Gregorie Dolce ’07 ·         Karamat Qayum ’11
·         Pamela Fero ’14 ·         Mauricio Rivero  ’06
·         Robert Foley ’10* ·         Robert Scavone Jr. ’12*
·         Kenia Garcia ’12 ·         Noemi Serrano ’15
·         Cristina Henry ’12 ·         Sanjeev Shah ’12*
·         Saidin Hernandez ’05 ·         Robert Strongarone ’15
·         Fritznie Jarbath ’11 ·         Roberto Suarez ’11*
·         The Jurado Law Group ·         Sarah Woodyard ’11
·         Amanda Koziar and Amaniac
·         Andrew Zelman ’09
·         Carlos Lago ’09


*Founding Donors

If you are interested in supporting the evening scholarship program please contact Jasmin Grant, Associate Director of Development at jagrant@fiu.edu or 305-348-1125.

Articles on Evening Scholarship Donors

Scholarship Criteria 

  • Candidates must submit an essay discussing why they have decided to pursue law school as an part-time/evening student and how they plan to manage going to law school while maintaining employment/raising a family.  The essay shall be 500 words or less.
  • Candidates receiving need-based grants are ineligible.
  • Candidates shall be evaluated based on the following criteria: undergrad GPA and LSAT score, graduate degree and GPA (if applicable), work experience, leadership ability, military service, volunteerism, commitment to charitable works and public service.
  • Candidates shall have at least five years of post-undergraduate work experience, including work in the home or raising a family.
  • Candidates shall be enrolled in the part-time/evening program and employed at the time they enroll at the College of Law.
  • To retain the scholarship, recipients must meet the GPA criteria established by the College of Law, and must remain employed while enrolled at FIU Law.  Employment includes work in the home or raising a family.  Involuntary unemployment will not result in loss of scholarship.
  • Recipients pledge to endeavor to contribute to this scholarship, or other College of Law scholarships upon graduation.