The Miami Foundation’s scholarship programs help students gain access to higher education. Increasing the level of educational attainment is a critical factor for Greater Miami’s continued growth. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we help countless young people prepare to be productive residents of our community.


Scholarships are awarded based on various criteria, including overcoming life’s obstacles and academic excellence. For questions about any scholarship program, please contact Alex Rosales, programs assistant.

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College Assistance Program (CAP, Inc.) Online Application

CAP, Inc. provides scholarships to Miami-Dade County Public School graduates who have exhausted all avenues of financial assistance (federal, state and institutional), but still have significant unmet needs to attend the college of their choice. Click here to learn more about the CAP, Inc. program.


The application for the CAP, Inc. scholarship program is due Friday, May 26, 2017 at 4 p.m. To apply for this scholarship, please carefully review the following:


1. Click here to download the scholarship guidelines
2. Click here to download the online portal user instructions
3. Click here to access the online portal and apply for this scholarship

Give Kids a Chance Scholarship

The Give Kids a Chance Scholarship was established by Brian McDonough, Esq. to support children of lower-income families. Scholarships are awarded to high school seniors desiring to continue their education but need additional financial assistance to do so. Recipients are eligible for additional awards given they maintain full-time status and meet academic requirements.



The deadline to apply for this scholarship has been extended to May 15, 2017. Click here to download the scholarship application and apply.

Judge Sidney M. Aronovitz Memorial Scholarship Online Application

The Aronovitz Family partnered with The Miami Foundation to honor the memory of the late Judge Sidney M. Aronovitz. Judge Aronovitz stood as an example for the community, excelling in his chosen profession and always thinking of those less fortunate than himself. Scholarships are awarded to Miami-Dade County minority students planning to continue their education through the university level and pursue on a career related to the legal field or social justice issues.


The deadline to apply for this scholarship has passed.

Alan R. Epstein ‘Reach for the Stars’ Scholarship Online Application

The Epstein family established the Alan R. Epstein ‘Reach for the Stars’ Scholarship to honor the life of an outstanding young man who was tragically killed in an automobile accident. Scholarships are awarded to students who have overcome life’s obstacles.


The deadline to apply for this scholarship has passed.

Ortega Foundation Scholarship Online Application

The Ortega Foundation established The Ortega Foundation Scholarship Program in honor of its founder Jose Antonio Ortega, Sr. Jose Antonio believed strongly in giving academically accomplished individuals the opportunity to pursue a college education. Scholarships are awarded to Miami-Dade County high school seniors with a GPA of 3.5 or above.


The deadline to apply for this scholarship has passed.