Robert V. Farrell Global Learning Scholarship in Sustainable Development

Robert V. Farrell was a founding faculty member of FIU. He was passionate about the world and deeply concerned about its future. He valued the environment, believed in principles that defined community, had a fierce love for people, and was devoted to his wife and family. Bob lived his life as a man hungry for adventure and driven by a need to experience as much of life as possible in whatever time he had. As much as he is missed, his legacy will live on with scholarships to students pursuing globally focused research and practice in sustainable development, particularly students who are enrolled in the Peace Corps Prep or Global Learning Medallion program at FIU. Two recipients will receive a $500 scholarship award each. Deadline: March 2, 2020. 

Minimum eligibility requirements:

  • Full time undergraduate student in either junior or senior year, or graduate student pursuing a globally focused sustainable development program
  • 3.0 minimum GPA

Application materials:

  • Application form (fill out below)
  • A 500-word essay outlining their sustainable development project (upload below)
  • A letter of recommendation (Submit to Yeni Simon at

Check out this 2019 FIU News article highlighting the inaugural recipients of the Bob Farrell scholarship: Amelia Leon and Lauren Zulueta.  

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