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 countless 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.


Applications are now open (see below) for students to apply for scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year.


All applications must be submitted online through the Foundation’s Online Portal. Here is the Scholarship Online Portal User Guide & Instructions to help you with the registration you need to get started.


For questions about any scholarship program, please contact Alex Rosales, programs associate.


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 for this application has passed. Download the 2020 Guidelines  for reference.

College Assistance Program (CAP, Inc.) Online Application

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 22, 2020 at 4 p.m. To apply for this scholarship, use the links below to access the information you will need:

  1. Download Guidelines and carefully review
  2. Download the required Unmet Need Calculator you must complete and upload to your application.
  3. Go to the online portal and select this scholarship to apply

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 application deadline has passed. Download the 2020 Guidelines for reference.

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

The deadline for this application has passed. Download the 2020 Guidelines for reference.

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 deadline for this application has been extended and is now Friday, May 29th at midnight.


1. Download Guidelines and carefully review

2. Go to the online portal and select this scholarship to apply

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 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 deadline for this application has passed. Download the 2020 Guidelines for reference.

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