Miami-Dade opens doors for deserving students through these scholarships
Great news for students in Miami-Dade County! Last month FPL granted scholarships for STEM students, and this month we have the Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD) offering incredible scholarships for qualifying students. Thanks to the Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS) and Community Advisory Committees (CACs), fifty scholarships worth $1,500 each are up for grabs. It's time to turn your educational dreams into a reality!
Scholarships to support ambitious learners
The CAHSD understands the importance of education and is committed to empowering young individuals in the community. That's why they are offering these scholarships, which provide a fantastic opportunity for students to receive financial assistance towards their college expenses.
Candidates must be 16-25 years old and planning to enroll in or be full-time students at an accredited college or vocational school this upcoming fall season. It's not just about the grades, either! A candidate's chances of winning one of these scholarships increase if their grade point average rises over a 2.0.
Criteria and requirements
The CAHSD wants to ensure that these scholarships benefit students directly connected to the community. In order to qualify, candidates must be physically located within one of the CAC's sixteen focus regions. This way, the program supports individuals who are not only pursuing their educational goals but are also committed to making a positive impact in their own backyard.
Moreover, applicants must be residents of Miami-Dade County, strengthening the sense of local pride and commitment to the region. The CAHSD recognizes that financial circumstances play a significant role in a student's ability to pursue higher education. Therefore, the scholarships have been designed to support students with limited resources. To qualify for the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG), applicants' yearly family incomes must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty level.
The application process also requires the submission of an essay. This is a chance for students to showcase their writing skills, express their aspirations, and share how they plan to contribute to the growth and development of their community.
Ready to apply? Click here to submit your application.
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