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, senior programs assistant.

 

Applications for all scholarship programs must be submitted through the Foundation’s Online Portal. Download the Online Portal User Guide & Instructions to help you register and get started.

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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 24, 2019 at 4 p.m. To apply for this scholarship, use the links below to access the information you will need:

 

1. Download and carefully review the guidelines

2. Download and complete the required Unmet Need Calculator worksheet.

3. Go to the online portal and select this scholarship to apply. (Click here for the Online Portal User Guide and Instructions)

Liberty Square Student Scholarship Fund

The Related Group established this fund in 2018 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 the 2019 Liberty Square Student Scholarship Fund has passed. Download the 2019 guidelines here.

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 for this scholarship has passed. Download the 2019 guidelines here.

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 application deadline for this scholarship has passed. Download the 2019 guidelines here.

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 to apply for this scholarship has passed. Download the 2019 guidelines here.

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 application deadline for this scholarship has passed. Download the 2019 guidelines here.

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