Scholarship applications are now OPEN! 

 

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.

If you have any questions, please contact Joane Ketant, Community Investments Officer at scholarships@miamifoundation.org 

 

Please review the 2023 Scholarship Programs listed below, make a 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. 

Photo of FIU graduates celebrating and throwing their graduation caps in the auditorium.
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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 registering for an account, you will be directed to all available opportunities, click on “2023 Alan R. Epstein Reach For The Stars Scholarship” and complete the application.  

 

Scholarship applications are OPEN. 

 

Download the guidelines to learn more. 

COLLEGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CAP, INC.) 

 

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 College Assistance Program (CAP, Inc.)  Scholarship is accessible through our Scholarship Portal. After registering for an account, you will be directed to all available opportunities, click on “2023 College Assistance Program” and complete the application.  

 

Scholarship applications are OPEN.

 

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 registering for an account, you will be directed to all available opportunities, click on “2023 Give Kids A Chance Scholarship” and complete the application.  

 

Scholarship applications are OPEN.

 

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.  

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 registering for an account, you will be directed to all available opportunities, click on “2023 Future Lawyers Scholarship” and complete the application.  

 

Scholarship applications are OPEN.

 

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 registering for an account, you will be directed to all available opportunities, click on “2023 Ortega Scholarship” and complete the application.  

 

Scholarship applications are OPEN.

 

Download the guidelines to learn more. 

Venture Miami Scholarship Fund  

 

The Venture Miami Scholarship Fund provides tuition support to provide gap funding for at-need City residents who have been accepted into STEM or defined demand occupation programs at participating colleges and universities, which currently include Florida International University, Florida Memorial University, Miami-Dade College, and the University of Miami. 

Download the guidelines to learn more. 

 

The Spring 2023 cycle for the Venture Miami Scholarship Application is now closed. We anticipate opening applications for Fall 2023 applications this spring. Continue to check our website for information on when the Venture Miami Scholarship Application will reopen.

LIBERTY SQUARE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND 

 

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

Download the guidelines to learn more. 

 

Continue to check our website for information on when The Liberty Square Student Scholarship will become accessible. 

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 ourScholarship Portal.After registering for an account, you will be directed to all available opportunities, click on “2023 Judge Sidney M. Aronovitz Memorial Scholarship” and complete the application.  

 

Scholarship applications are OPEN.

Download the guidelinesto learn more. 

FAQs 

 

Q. Who can receive a scholarship through the Miami Foundation? 

A. Our scholarship provides funding for students ranging from graduating high school seniors to students already enrolled in colleges, universities and vocational programs. 

 

Q. How much funding do the scholarships provide?

A. This will vary as some of our scholarship funds fill the gap for unmet needs through other funding.

 

Q. Can I apply for more than one scholarship?

A. Yes, you can apply for more than one scholarship if eligibility requirements are met.

 

Q. How are scholarship recipients selected?

A. Each scholarship fund has its own unique set of eligibility requirements. A selection committee reviews the applications after the Foundation processes them.

 

Q. How do I apply for a scholarship?

A. Students must apply for a scholarship via our online Scholarship portal.

To access the online portal, go to miamifoundation.org/scholarships, click on ‘scholarship portal on the right-hand side of the screen to register for an account. 

Once you have registered, click on the scholarship you are interested in, review the application carefully, and ensure that is filled out completely.   

Please be advised that The Miami Foundation will not accept mailed, faxed, or emailed applications.  

 

 

 

 

Here to Help! 

If you have any questions, please contact Joane Ketant, Community Investments Officer at scholarships@miamifoundation.org 

 

 

 

 

The Miami Foundation