The City of Miami, Venture Miami, and The Miami Foundation Partner with UM, FIU, FMU, and MDC to Offer Need-Based Scholarships

The City of Miami, Venture Miami, and The Miami Foundation Partner with UM, FIU, FMU, and MDC to Offer Scholarships


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, including Florida International University, Florida Memorial University, Miami-Dade College, and the University of Miami.


The Venture Miami Scholarship Application is now open. Please click here to submit an application. 



  • Current City of Miami resident at the time of application.
  • Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • High school senior or recent graduate within the last four years at the time of application.
  • Pell Grant recipients determined by the Florida Student Aid FAFSA guidelines OR have a household income less than 80% of the AMI for the City of Miami if attending Miami Dade College.
  • Accepted into a bachelor’s or associate degree program in a defined science, technology, engineering, and math (“STEM”) or a defined high-wage/demand occupation, currently nursing.


The Venture Miami Scholarship is accessible throughourScholarship Portal.After registering for an account, you will be directed to all available opportunities, click on 2023 Venture Miami and complete the application. 


Click here to download the program guidelines.


We invite interested funders to join this all-important effort to support educational attainment for City of Miami residents. Click here to Give Now or contact Lindsey Linzer at


Questions? Please contact The Miami Foundation at Please put your name, school, and Venture Miami Scholarship in the subject line. 


This fund is guided by a group of distinguished advisors who are helping to design the strategy for this scholarship opportunity.  Meet the Advisory Council here! 


The Venture Miami Scholarship Program is made possible from a generous allocation from the City of Miami as well as nearly $4 million in matching dollars collectively provided by Miami Dade College, Florida International University, Florida Memorial University, and the University of Miami over the first two years of the program.  The Miami Foundation is responsible for managing all facets of the scholarship’s funding and execution.     

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