April Messersmith Scholarship

The April Messersmith Scholarship was established by a generous gift made by Yoko Messersmith, wife of Dr. Eric Messersmith, in memory of their beloved granddaughter April. 

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The scholarship is intended for outstanding students to travel to Japan. Applicants must have a 3.5 GPA or higher and at least one year of Japanese language.

For questions about this award, please contact the Asian Studies Program at asian@fiu.edu.

Congratulations to the April Messersmith Scholarship recipients!


  • Abigail Rashid


  • Maria Macarena Grigera Sanchez