FIU partners with BMI Financial Group to create unique opportunities for business students.

FIU partners with BMI Financial Group to create unique opportunities for business students.

BMI Eminent Scholars Program

BMI Financial Group has partnered with FIU to develop two unique programs that will provide support and hands-on learning opportunities for business students. The new initiatives are the BMI Global Business Experience and the BMI Eminent Scholars Program.

Through the private-public partnership, BMI hopes to nurture and keep talented future business professionals in South Florida.

“Being able to contribute to the cultivation of great Miami talent in this way, is truly rewarding to us and to our community,” said Andrew Sierra, vice president, treasurer, and chief compliance officer at BMI.

The BMI Global Business Experience is a blended scholarship and experiential learning opportunity that includes a summer program at a BMI international office in Colombia, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, or Guatemala.

“Through this investment in its community, BMI hopes to develop a private-public partnership that can serve as a successful national model for corporations and universities in the future,” said Sierra. Students in both programs will work closely with BMI’s executive teams, in Miami and internationally, who will also serve as mentors.

The BMI Eminent Scholars Program will offer full-tuition scholarships to South Florida students starting their freshman year at FIU Business. Students must demonstrate academic excellence and financial need in order to apply for the scholarship. These students will receive internship opportunities.

“We are excited to partner with BMI Financial Group, Inc.,” said Joanne Li, dean of FIU’s College of Business. “These two unique programs hold the potential to be game-changers for our students, giving them vitally needed support and invaluable real-world experiences.”

Students seeking more information about the BMI scholarships may contact Megan Meeks, FIU Business’ director of corporate relations: or 305-348-7953. 

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