The Rebecca M. Salokar Scholarship is being created to benefit students in the Department of Politics and International Relations who are enrolled in a pre-law course of study. Rebecca Salokar was a political science professor at FIU for 31 years where she served as Chair of the Department of Politics and International Relations, undergraduate adviser in political science and associate director of the Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship Studies. One of her proudest accomplishments was her creation of The Pre-Law Advising and Training Office (PLATO), and the ability for students to now obtain a Certificate in Pre-Law Skills and Professional Values. She will be remembered as a member of the FIU family who made a lasting impact and profoundly touched students, faculty, and staff alike.
In her honor, an annual award will be made each spring to one or more students who expect to graduate in that semester, or in one of the next two semesters. Applicants for the award must have applied to FIU College of Law, and recipients of the award must show proof of admission to FIU College of Law. Applicants must submit a statement of 750 words indicating their qualifications for the scholarship. Awards will be made on the basis of merit, need, and commitment to the community.