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Future Ready Miami-Dade Scholarship Program is a gateway to free college education

Exciting news for Miami-Dade graduates! The Future Ready Miami-Dade Scholarship Program is making college dreams come true!

In a groundbreaking initiative, Miami-Dade County is providing a path to a free Miami Dade College associate's degree for high school grads. Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and college President Madeline Pumariega proudly introduced the "Future Ready Miami-Dade Scholarship Program," a game-changing initiative that promises to reshape the future of local education.

This scholarship program represents a monumental step forward for the county, demonstrating a commitment to making higher education accessible to all, regardless of financial barriers.

A triple win for Miami-Dade County

Daniella Levine Cava, mayor of Miami-Dade County, and Madeline Pumariega, president of Miami Dade College, recently announced the innovative "Future Ready Miami-Dade Scholarship Program" $750,000 has been pledged by the County Commission in financing for this program in the budget for 2024, with a longer-term goal of $3 million. A "last-dollar scholarship," as this one is called, is unlike any other award in that it is not distributed until all other financial help has been exhausted.

A person applying for a college scholarship

Changing lives with career source support through scholarships

Career Source South Florida will award grants of as much as $5,000 to complement the county's funding for costs not covered by tuition. More students will be able to afford to go to college because to these funds, which may be put toward tuition, living fees, transportation, and more. Residents must earn less than $62,000 annually to be eligible for Career Source funding.

This scholarship initiative will undoubtedly transform the lives of local students, providing them with an opportunity for a brighter and more prosperous future. To apply or learn more about this program, visit the Miami Dade College website.

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