The Miami Foundation’s scholarship programs help students gain access to higher education. Increasing young people’s educational attainment is a critical factor for Greater Miami’s growth. Thanks to generous donors, we have helped thousands of students develop and contribute their passions and talents to our community. Scholarships are awarded based on various criteria, including overcoming life’s obstacles and academic achievement. Scroll down to see the programs.

Scholarship applications are now open for the 2022-23 academic year!

 

Please review the 2022 Scholarship Programs listed below, make note of scholarship deadlines, and access links to helpful resources. For many of our scholarships, you will need to use the Unmet Need Calculator – a tool to help students analyze their cost of attendance, financial aid, and how much more they need to cover. You can download it by clicking here. 

HOW TO APPLY

 

All scholarship opportunities listed below are a part of our new Universal Application through our online portal. Our Universal Application is designed to help applicants find and apply for qualified scholarships. After submitting the Universal Application, the system will guide you through which scholarships you may be eligible for and what additional information or documents are required for each opportunity. You can choose to apply or decline each scholarship you are eligible for. Each scholarship’s guidelines and application can be accessed below.  

 

To access the online portal, please click here, register for an account. Register for an account and select “The Miami Foundation Universal Scholarship Application 2022” to begin your Universal Application.  

 

Here is the Scholarship Online Portal User Guide with instructions to help you get started. You can watch a video tutorial on how to apply by clicking here. 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

 

Applications must be submitted online by Saturday, April 30th at 4 pm for the following scholarships:  

 

  • Alan R. Epstein ‘Reach for the Stars’ Scholarship 
  • Future Lawyers Scholarship 
  • Give Kids a Chance Scholarship 
  • Judge Sidney M. Aronovitz Memorial Scholarship 
  • The Ortega Foundation Scholarship 

 

Applications must be submitted online by Friday, May 20th at 4 pm for the following scholarship: 

 

  • College Assistance Program (CAP, Inc.) 
  • Liberty Square Student Scholarship 

For questions, please contact Grace Torres, Senior Programs Associate

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Alan R. Epstein ‘Reach for the Stars’ Scholarship

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 Alan R. Epstein ‘Reach for the Stars’ Scholarship is accessible through our Scholarship Portal. After filling out The Miami Foundation Universal Scholarship Application 2022 on the portal, you will be directed to provide additional information for this opportunity if you are eligible. 

 

The application deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 4 p.m. 

 

Download the guidelines to learn more. 

College Assistance Program (CAP, Inc.)

The College Assistance Program (CAP, Inc.) Scholarship is accessible through our Scholarship Portal. After filling out The Miami Foundation Universal Scholarship Application 2022 on the portal, you will be directed to provide additional information for this opportunity if you are eligible. 

 

CAP, Inc. provides scholarships to Miami-Dade County Public High 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 deadline for this scholarship is Friday, May 20, 2022, at 4 p.m.

 

Download the Unmet Need Calculator.   You must complete and upload the Unmet Need Calculator to your CAP application.  Download the guidelines to learn more.

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 Give Kids a Chance Scholarship is accessible through our Scholarship Portal. After filling out The Miami Foundation Universal Scholarship Application 2022 on the portal, you will be directed to provide additional information for this opportunity if you are eligible.

 

 The application deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 4 p.m. 

 

Download the required Parental / Legal Guardian Form. You will need to complete and upload this form to your Give Kids a Chance Scholarship application.  Download the guidelines to learn more. 

Judge Sidney M. Aronovitz Memorial Scholarship

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 a career related to the legal field or social-justice issues. 

 

The Judge Sidney M. Aronovitz Memorial Scholarship is accessible through our Scholarship Portal. After filling out The Miami Foundation Universal Scholarship Application 2022 on the portal, you will be directed to provide additional information for this opportunity if you are eligible.  

 

The application deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 4 p.m. 

 

Download the guidelines to learn more.

Future Lawyers Scholarship

The Future Lawyers Scholarship established by DRRT, an international law firm, will provide first-year law students with financial assistance as they explore their interest in law school. The recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship for three years of law studies with an opportunity to intern and attend events at DRRT. To qualify, applicants must have proven financial need, must be a resident of Miami-Dade or Broward counties, and be admitted to an ABA-accredited law school. 

 

The Future Lawyers Scholarship is accessible through our Scholarship Portal. After filling out The Miami Foundation Universal Scholarship Application 2022 on the portal, you will be directed to provide additional information for this opportunity if you are eligible. 

 

 The application deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 4 p.m.  

 

Download the guidelines to learn more. 

Liberty Square Student Scholarship Fund

The Related Group established this fund to assist students with high aspirations who live or who have immediate family in Liberty Square. Scholarship recipients may pursue their future goals by supporting their post-secondary education through either a college degree or a career-path vocational/technical certification program.

 

The Liberty Square Student Scholarship is accessible through our Scholarship Portal. After filling out The Miami Foundation Universal Scholarship Application 2022 on the portal, you will be directed to provide additional information for this opportunity if you are eligible. 

 

 The application deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, May 20, 2022, at 4 p.m.

 

Download the guidelines to learn more. 

Ortega Foundation Scholarship

The Ortega Foundation established The Ortega Foundation Scholarship Program in honor of its founder Jose Antonio Ortega, Sr. Jose Antonio strongly believed 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 Ortega Foundation Scholarship is accessible through our Scholarship Portal. After filling out The Miami Foundation Universal Scholarship Application 2022 on the portal, you will be directed to provide additional information for this opportunity if you are eligible. 

 

 The application deadline for this scholarship is Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 4 p.m. 

 

Download the guidelines to learn more.

The Miami Foundation