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Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD) is offering 16 scholarships to college-bound students

CAHSD’s Community Advisory Committees are providing scholarships to assist low-income students.

MIAMI ( July 16, 2020 )

The Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department (CAHSD) Community Advisory Committees (CACs) are accepting applications through July 27, 2020 for educational scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each. CAHSD has been awarding scholarships for the past 30 years to individuals between the ages of 16-25 to assist them with reaching their educational goals.  To qualify, candidates must be currently enrolled in a college or vocational institution or will be attending a college or vocational institution this fall. Applicants must reside within the boundaries of any of the 16 target areas represented by a CAC with an annual household income that does not exceed 200% of the Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) Poverty Income Guidelines.  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.

The selection criteria are based upon the individual’s academic achievement, which requires at least a 2.0 GPA average to qualify.  Other requirements include financial circumstances, community service hours, employment history and submission of an essay. 

Individuals interested in applying for the scholarship may download the application and the requirements here and submit the completed application at any of the Miami-Dade Community Resource Centers, via “Drop Box” located at the entrance of each center, by mail, or email at [email protected]. All applications sent via mail must be postmarked no later than July 27, 2020.   For additional information about the Scholarship Program, please contact us at 786-469-4600.

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