Janet Chusmir Memorial Scholarship

An endowment scholarship fund was established in 1991 in memory of Janet Chusmir, who was a former executive editor of the Miami Herald.  She was the paper’s first female editor and guided the newspaper to two Pulitzer Prizes.

There are several $2,500 awards available to community college transfer students and FIU undergraduate and graduate students.

For consideration, the applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • an undergraduate or graduate student pursuing any major in the SCJ during the award period.
  • Must be enrolled full time (12 credits-undergraduate and 9 credits graduate) during the award period (fall and spring semesters).
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • submit a 2-page typewritten (double-spaced) essay about your career goals, reasons for choosing the profession, and where you would like to work in the future.
  • submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member (SCJ faculty preferred).