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Scholarships available to graduating seniors

Miami-Dade County high school seniors may now apply for more than $100,000 in college scholarships offered this spring by the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition. Seniors in both public and private high schools are eligible and March 16 is the application deadline. The non-renewable $1000 scholarships will be given to graduating seniors who plan to attend an accredited college, university or trade school in the 2010-11 academic year. Winners will be recognized at an award ceremony during the Youth Fair.

Students must apply for these scholarships through their high schools.  According to Fair officials, at least one recipient will be selected from each high school throughout the county, and last year $10,000 in scholarship money was unclaimed because of lack of applications.

Applicants must have a minimum of 3.0 GPA and demonstrate a commitment to voluntary participation in school and community activities.

Applications are available from the College Assistance Office in each public and private high school throughout the county.  The application deadline is March 16. For questions about the scholarships, send an email to scholarships@fairexpo.com.


h/t: Cee Elle Whitehead


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Thanks for the information. We hope someone benefits from these opportunities.


I have been struggling to find suitable scholarships for my son. Becasue he has a GPA of 2.9 this excludes him from many of the schoarships you see advertised. Lucily he has qualified for financial aid although we are a little bit short for his tuition fees. the website http://www.eCollegeGrants.com has been a useful source for finding some small college grants in addition to the FAFSA. Its just a shame that there arnt more need-based grants available to students.

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