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Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD) extends deadline for scholarships applications

Low-income Students Can Apply for CAC College Scholarships Now

MIAMI ( May 14, 2021 )

Low-income students striving to pay for college can seek a little help from The Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD) Community Advisory Committees (CACs). CAC has extended its scholarship application deadline to May 28, 2021. Sixteen scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,500. CAHSD has awarded scholarships for the past 36 years to assist low-income college students, achieve their educational goals. 

Applicants must be between the ages of 16-25, enrolled in a college or vocational institution or will be attending a college or vocational institution this fall. Students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA average and reside within the boundaries of any of the sixteen target areas represented by a CAC. The CAC target areas are: Allapattah, Brownsville, Coconut Grove, Culmer, Edison/Little River, Florida City, Goulds, Hialeah, Liberty City, Little Havana, Naranja, Opa-locka, Perrine, South Beach, South Miami and Wynwood. Other requirements include proof of household income, community service hours, employment history and submission of an essay. Total household income must not exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines: Federal Poverty Guidelines.

The application is available online:  or at the Miami-Dade Community Resource Centers. Return completed applications to any Community Resource Center via secured “Drop Box” located at the entrance of each center, by mail, or via email: [email protected].  Applications must be postmarked no later than May 28, 2021. For additional information about the Scholarship Program, call 786-469-4798.

For more information about Miami-Dade Community Action and Human Services Department programs, please call 786-469-4600 or visit us on the web at

CAHSD’s mission is to empower families, individuals, and communities through the provision of comprehensive social services. It is the largest provider of comprehensive social services in Miami-Dade County.