Scholarship Opportunity

Florida Memorial University is the Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month for April 2013

Congratulations to the Florida Memorial University family for being selected the School of the Month by the Tom Joyner Foundation --- more positive PR opportunities for the university and more scholarship dollars for students. Special events are being planned for the Miami area in early April. Stay tuned. Go Lions!



Looking for Young Leaders in Miami

MIAMIAre you at least 17 years old and really want to make a difference in the community? If the answer is yes, check out Public Allies Miami. At Public Allies, talented young adults from diverse backgrounds are identified and prepared for careers in community and social change.

If selected, you will be placed with a local nonprofit organization and participate in a full-time, paid apprenticeship for 10 months. In addition, you will attend regular skill-building and leadership development sessions with your cohort of Allies. You will use your new leadership skills to strengthen your placement and connect to the leaders and organizations in your community to help address real issues.


You're eligible to receive:

  • a monthly stipend of $1,500
  • healthcare
  • childcare
  • student loan deferment
  • an education award of $5,550 after completing the program to pay back student loans or pay for future education across the county.


To participate in the Public Allies program, you must:

  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or legal resident

To Apply

Visit to learn more about the program. Application Deadline: May 24, 2013. Email Santra Denis with any questions. 

MDC North Campus and Hispanic Scholarship Fund Host ‘College is Possible’ Town Hall Meeting and EXPO Nov. 5

A special opportunity for eligible high school seniors to complete and submit online scholarship applications in hi-tech computer courtyard with individualized assistance


Miami, FL – For the third consecutive year, Miami Dade College (MDC) and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) will join hands to bring a wealth of scholarship, financial aid and college admission information to middle and high school students and their parents. The College is Possible Scholarship Town Hall and College EXPO will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 from 8 a.m. to noon at MDC’s North Campus. The event will feature special workshops about financial aid and scholarships and a college fair where attendees will learn about career and educational options, including how to apply and pay for college. 


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Miami Dolphins Surprise Davie Student with Scholarship

On Tuesday, September 21, Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver Davone Bess, CEO Mike Dee, Head Coaches’ wife Jeanette Sparano, and team cheerleaders showed up at McFatter Technical High School in Davie to surprise senior Miles Mallinson with a scholarship as part of the Sun Life Rising Star Awards program.

The Sun Life Rising Star Awards is an educational awards program and is the cornerstone program of the Miami Dolphins Foundation – who partners with Sun Life Financial on the initiative.  The Sun Life Rising Star Award program is designed to improve the lives of under-served youth by providing financial resources and education to students and non-profit organizations committed to increasing success in high school and beyond. Each winning organization will receive a $50,000 grant and other unique resources. Additionally as part of the application process, each organization will nominate an exemplary student for a $5,000 Sun Life Rising Star scholarship to help finance a college education, with the goal of helping students achieve long-term financial stability.

Miles was nominated by winning nonprofit - the Urban League of Broward County. Miles works three part-time jobs to save money for college, all while maintaining a high GPA in AP and Honors courses. He volunteers tirelessly, fundraising for the March of Dimes, American Cancer Society, Ronald McDonald House and United Way of Broward County. He is a peer counselor in his high school and a volunteer X-Games coach for younger, disadvantaged students. Miles has been a participant in the National Achiever Society for the past five years. In order to be inducted and maintain membership in the National Achievers Society he has to continuously exemplify excellence academically and socially. Throughout his membership in the National Achievers Society, miles has accomplished outstanding achievement in the areas of leadership, character, service, and scholarship. He has demonstrated and developed amazing leadership skills for his age and is definitely a stand out student amongst his peers. He is currently on the student board, and has been a National Achievers Society Brain Bowl participant this past year.

CAPTION: (L-R): Miami Dolphins Wide Receiver Davone Bess; Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee; Sun Life Rising Star Award recipient Miles Mallinson; Rising Star program judge and wife of Miami Dolphins Head Coach Tony Sparano, Jeanette Sparano; and Sun Life Financial Senior Philanthropy Program Manager Kaitlin Jaquez


Congresswoman Frederica Wilson Announces Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

ImagesCA3MFMD2 Washington, DC – Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (FL-17) today announced the details for scholarship opportunities provided by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the CBC Spouses. She encourages any and all eligible constituents to apply by visiting .

Following is a complete listing of all scholarships, including application deadlines and eligibility requirements:

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 1, 2011

This scholarship fund was established in response to federal cuts in spending for education programs and scholarships. This is the foundation’s first educational program. The CBC Spouses Educational Scholarship is a national program that awards scholarships to academically talented and highly motivated students who intend to pursue full-time undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degrees. The Educational Scholarship Fund was established in 1988 and has experienced substantial growth. Recipients for this program are selected through volunteers in the district offices of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). CBC Members work through local scholarship committees to award money to academically talented and highly motivated students.

CBC Spouses Cheerios Brand Health Initiative Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 1, 2011

This scholarship program focusing on health was established in 1998 as the CBC Spouses partnered with the naming sponsor, General Mills, to increase the number of minority students pursuing degrees in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, nutrition and other health-related professions. Since the inception of the program, General Mills has invested more than $1,000,000 to underwrite this initiative. The CBC Spouses Cheerios Brand Health Initiative Scholarship has served hundreds of students over the years, and has helped to create leaders in the medical and health related fields.

CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 29, 2011

Established in the year 2000, the CBC Spouses Heineken USA Performing Arts Scholarship program was developed in honor of the late Curtis Mayfield to ensure that students pursuing a career in the performing arts receive the financial assistance to achieve their goals.

CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 29, 2011

The CBC Spouses Visual Arts Scholarship was established in 2006 for students who are pursuing a career in the visual arts.

CBCF Louis Stokes Health Scholars Program
Application Deadline: April 14, 2011

The Louis Stokes Health Scholars program seeks to increase the number of qualified, yet underrepresented, college students entering the health workforce. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate an interest to work in underserved communities. Students currently attending two-year institutions are strongly encouraged to apply. 

CBCF/Wal-Mart Strive for Excellence Scholarship

Application Deadline: April 1, 2011

The Strive for Excellence scholarship was established in 2006 with a generous gift from Walmart to expand CBCF scholarship and internship programs. Walmart believes in a philosophy of operating globally and giving back locally. Accordingly, scholarship recipients have demonstrated the potential to make the greatest impact on the local community. The Strive for Excellence scholarship requires that the CBC member elect to participate in the program.

Environmental Studies Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 14, 2011
The Environmental Studies scholarship seeks to provide financial awards to minority and women college students pursuing a degree in environmental science or other related fields of study. Applicants should have a junior class standing in college with a declared major in environmental science or a related field, and understanding and acceptance of ServiceMaster’s core values. This scholarship offers $5,000 per semester to two students.

Louis Stokes CBCF Scholarship at Case Western University

Application Deadline: January 15, 2011

Every year, Case Western Reserve University awards the Louis Stokes CBCF scholarship at Case Western Reserve University to two outstanding nominees who are nominated by CBC members. Intended to help economically and educationally disadvantaged students attain an education at Case Western Reserve University, the scholarship offers a full-tuition award, renewable for up to five years; a grant of up to $2,500 to cover the purchase of a computer and books; and assistance securing a paid summer internship.


Scholarship Opportunity for Hispanic Students

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Application Information

Hispanic students meeting eligibility requirements and planning to attend college 2011-2012 should consult the following websites in connection with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Applications are due Dec. 15 for the following academic year. The Fund, the nation's largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students, offers a number of opportunities. To learn more, visit Scholarship Programs. Click here for Scholarship Applications. For more information regarding the Hispanic Scholarship Fund in Florida, email National Development Director Harold J. Lockheimer at [email protected].

MDC Students Awarded Academic Scholarships for Community Service Work in AmeriCorps Program

Eighty-seven student mentors and volunteers will receive as much $2,000 for their work in the community

Miami, FL – More than 80 Miami Dade College (MDC) students who work as mentors and volunteers for a variety of charitable causes will receive academic scholarships as a result of an $111,970 federal grant from the Florida Campus Compact (FL/CC) AmeriCorps Program. The federal grant was recently awarded to MDC for the sole purpose of providing scholarships and stipends to students who engage in at least 300 hours of community service. The award to MDC will be split into two programs: the FL/CC AmeriCorps Program and the Students in Service AmeriCorps Program. The student scholarships will be awarded based on the level of service, number of hours served, and the award amount.

The FL/CC AmeriCorps Program, which will be awarded to 62 MDC students, is designed for college students who serve as mentors to at-risk youth with the goal of helping their mentees gain the skills and knowledge needed for college access and success. Additionally, two out of the 62 students will be selected for leadership positions and will earn a $2,675 scholarship, a $5,200 stipend, and must commit to a minimum of 900 service hours. The remaining 60 students will receive a $1,132 scholarship when they complete their community service hours.

Twenty-five MDC students will be selected for the FL/CC Students in Service AmeriCorps Program, which supports a broader range of service opportunities beyond mentoring. The students may choose to serve in areas such as environmental protection, human services, public safety, counseling, nursing/EMT, education and more. These students will also receive a $1,132 scholarship for a minimum of 300 community service hours. 

“We are very grateful to Florida Campus Compact and the AmeriCorps program because this initiative will allow 87 of MDC’s most civic-minded students to gain leadership skills, serve the community, and earn much needed college scholarships,” said Josh Young, director of MDC’s nationally acclaimed Center for Community Involvement and the lead administrator of the program.

The 87 students are currently being recruited to fill these positions and must complete their service hours by the fall of 2011. Students interested in applying for either FL/CC AmeriCorps Program must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and able to provide sufficient documentation; at least 17 years of age with no record of felony; enrolled at MDC; have a valid e-mail address; and must attend a pre-service orientation conducted at one of MDC’s eight campuses.

For more information or to apply for about the Florida Campus Compact AmeriCorps Program, contact Josh Young at 305-237-7477 or [email protected].


TIME SENSITIVE: Earn a master's degree in public administration FREE

National Urban Fellows Free Recruitment Session

Graduate degree fellowship program is looking for professionals who want to enhance their career success by earning a Master's of Public Administration. Leaders for a Changing America Fellowship program scholarships offer free tuition, a $25,000 stipend, health insurance and more. Interested men or women of color, U.S. citizens with a B.A. and 5-7 years of work experience should attend a free informational presentation on the National Urban Fellows program on Wednesday, Dec. 1 from 6-8 p.m. at the Miami Children's Museum, 980 Macarthur Causeway. Recruitment RSVP to National Urban Fellows.

Spelman alums celebrating 11 years of service to South Florida

Spelman College Alumnae All That Jazz

ALL THAT JAZZ: a Scholarship Fund-raiser

Sunday, June 27, 2010- 3:00 p.m - 6:30 p.m.

Fresh Lounge
1744 Main Street (Weston Town Center), Weston, FL 33326

Attire: Jazzy

Admission: $60
To reserve your spot, mail check payable to South Florida NAASC to:
South Florida NAASC
701 Brickell Key Blvd., #1101, Miami, FL  33131
[email protected]

Featuring jazzy sounds of Nicole Kidd and Band
Featuring full buffet, networking reception, raffles, silent and live auctions and dancing.


Vanessa Woodard Byers for School Board

Grad School Scholarship Opportunity: Jacki Tuckfield Memorial Graduate Business Scholarship Fund

Jacki Tuckfield, a champion of diversity, was as an Assistant Project Manager for the Codina Development Corporation when she passed away suddenly in 1997 at the age of 25. Her parents, Drs. Jack and Gloria Tuckfield, established this graduate business tuition scholarship Fund as an intellectual wealth-building strategy to carry forward their daughter's vision of improved diversity of career professionals in the executive, administrative and managerial levels of the South Florida workforce.

This Fund provides financial aid to African-American United States citizen residents of South Florida who are enrolled in master's and doctoral degree business programs at Florida universities during the Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer term of the 2010-2011 academic year. The applicant must plan to pursue her/his professional career in South Florida. To date the Fund has granted 295 awards, totaling $300,000, to recipients at eleven Florida universities.

For the 2010-2011 academic year the Fund will provide $10,000 in $1,000 tuition awards. The application deadline is Monday, June 14, 2010. You may obtain these documents by downloading them from or, or, by calling the Dade Community Foundation at (305-371-2711).

Vanessa Woodard Byers for Miami-Dade County School Board District 2