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.

Recipients will receive a $500 scholarship award each.

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 the sustainable development project (upload below)
  • A letter of recommendation (Submit to OGLI at

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Help support this scholarship and the work of global learners!


2022 Recipient
  • Aloyse Abreu - Funds support “Foraging Study of Sea Turtles of Saona Island", a research project focused on studying sea turtle feeding physiology to further understand their growth factors, reproductive output, maintenance demands, and population demographics.
2021 Recipient
  • Amelia Raudales - Funds support “Charitable", a social impact project focused on addressing social inequities and climate change through a centralized network to make intentional in-kind donation giving easier to facilitate.

2020 Recipient

  • Patricia Garcia - Funds support “College Thrifts”, an entrepreneurial project that addresses clothing waste while promoting sustainable consumption behavior and college belonging

2019 Recipients

  • Lauren Zulueta - Funds support Fighting Against Malnutrition and Anemia, a non-profit providing nutritional food, medical supplies, and education to tackle preventable foodborne diseases in local community
  • Amelia Leon - Funds support a sustainable development initiative: an FIU arboretum