Office of Scholarships & Fellowships

Meet the Staff

Our staff is here to help you through the process of finding the right opportunities to help you fulfill your goals. Make an appointment to talk to us today!


Laura Castillo

Director, Office of Scholarships

​Laura is Director of the Office of Scholarships and leads FIU’s scholarship strategy and administration. She is passionate about helping students find scholarship aid to make their educational dreams a reality. Prior to joining the Office of Scholarships, Laura worked in Donor Relations for eight years, helping donors connect with their scholarship students, ensuring compliance with donor intent, and managing donor funded scholarships. Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Service Administration and Master of Public Health from FIU.


Rebekah Schulze, Ed.D

Director, Scholar Development

​Rebekah came to FIU in January of 2014 after having served as the Assistant Dean for Student Academic Support Services at Becker College in Worcester, MA. Prior to that, she worked at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in the Office of Academic Advising, the Student Development and Counseling Center, and as an adjunct faculty member. She has served in a variety of roles in Student Affairs including the Dean of Students Office, Residence Life, Judicial Affairs and Orientation. She holds a doctorate from Boston University in Educational Leadership and Development, an MA in Administration, Leadership and Technology from New York University, and a BA in Spanish and Government from Colby College.


Lisa Swinton, M.B.A

Coordinator of the Office of Scholarships and Fellowships

Lisa is a South Florida native and FIU Alumna who graduated in 2009 with a B.A. in Economics. She has also obtained a M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from Nova Southeastern University. Her professional experience includes finance, consumer lending, accounting, admissions, and financial aid. As a student, Lisa was involved in several organizations on campus: Academy of Leaders, Black Student Union, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Her experiences both personally and professionally have further ignited Lisa's passion for working with students in order to help them grow and develop through their individual experiences, which will drive their long term academic and career goals.

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11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33190
+1 305-348-0349
Fax: 305-348-3685

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