Learn more about our Scholarship opportunities.

 

Scholarship applications are now closed.

 

The Miami Foundation is committed to empowering the next generation of leaders and change-makers within our community. Our scholarship programs are designed to provide financial support and recognition to outstanding scholars who are pursuing higher education.

Explore the opportunities available through our 8 public scholarships. Whether you’re passionate about science, arts, community service, or any other field, there’s a scholarship here for you!

After reviewing the 2024 Scholarship Opportunities below, if you have any questions, please contact Joane Ketant, Community Investments Officer at scholarships@miamifoundation.org.

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

 

Please review the 2024  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 

 

Now open for the 2024 Cycle. Click here to apply via our scholarship portal.

 

The Alan R. Epstein ‘Reach for the Stars’ Scholarship, established by the Epstein family, serves as a tribute to the life of an exceptional young man, tragically lost in a car accident. This scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated resilience in overcoming life’s challenges.

 

Click here to download the guidelines and learn more about the Reach for the Stars scholarship program!

 

The application deadline is April 26, 2024.

COLLEGE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CAP, INC.) 

 

Now open for the 2024 Cycle. Click here to apply via our scholarship portal.

 

CAP, Inc. awards 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.

 

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

 

Click here to download the guidelines and learn more about the CAP, Inc. scholarship program!

 

The application deadline is May 24, 2024.

FUTURE LAWYERS SCHOLARSHIP 

 

Now open for the 2024 Cycle. Click here to apply via our scholarship portal.

 

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

 

Click here to download the guidelines and learn more about the Future Lawyers scholarship program!

 

The application deadline is April 26, 2024.

GIVE KIDS A CHANCE SCHOLARSHIP 

 

Now open for the 2024 Cycle. Click here to apply via our scholarship portal.

 

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.

 

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

 

Click here to download the guidelines and learn more about the Give Kids A Chance scholarship program!

 

The application deadline is now May 24, 2024.

JUDGE SIDNEY M. ARONOVITZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 

 

Now open for the 2024 Cycle. Click here to apply via our scholarship portal.

 

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.

 

Click here to download the guidelines and learn more about the Judge Sidney M. Aronovitz scholarship program!

 

The application deadline is April 26, 2024.

LIBERTY SQUARE/LINCOLN GARDENS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP FUND 

 

Now open for the 2024 Cycle. Click here to apply via our scholarship portal.

 

The Related Groupestablished this fund to assist students with high aspirations who live or have immediate family in Liberty Square and Lincoln Gardens. 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. 

 

Click here to download the guidelines and learn more about the Liberty Square/Lincoln Gardens scholarship program!

 

The application deadline is May 24, 2024.

ORTEGA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP 

 

Now open for the 2024 Cycle. Click here to apply via our scholarship portal.

 

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. 

 

Click here to download the guidelines and learn more about the Ortega Foundation scholarship program!

 

The application deadline is now May 24, 2024.

Venture Miami Scholarship Fund  

 

Now open for the 2024 Cycle. Click here to apply via our scholarship portal.

 

The Venture Miami Scholarship Fund offers tuition assistance by providing gap funding for eligible 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.

 

Click here to download the guidelines and learn more about the Venture Miami scholarship program!

 

The application deadline is now May 24, 2024.

FAQ

 

  • Who can receive a scholarship through The Miami Foundation?
    Our scholarship programs provide funding for students ranging from graduating high school seniors to students already enrolled in colleges, universities and vocational programs.
  • How much funding do the scholarships provide?
    This will vary depending on the specific scholarship.
  • Can I apply for more than one scholarship?
    Yes, you can apply for more than one scholarship if you meet the eligibility requirements.
  • How are scholarship recipients selected?
    Each scholarship fund has its own unique set of eligibility requirements and process for reviewing applications but typically a scholarship selection committee is involved.
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
    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 it is filled out completely.

 

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

 

 

Here to Help!

 

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