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Scholarship Details

Scholarship Description

  • Covers only in-state tuition and eligible class fees. For students not eligible for in-state tuition, the scholarship covers the in-state portion if all other requirements are met.
  • Good for 60 college-level credits toward an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree at Miami Dade College
  • Special fees for the aviation or culinary arts programs are not covered

Eligibility Criteria

  • First-Time-in-College or Graduating Dual Enrollee
  • Direct Entry, graduating from high school May-July, 2016
  • Weighted cumulative high school GPA > 3.00
  • Graduation from a public or private high school in Miami Dade County with a standard high school diploma 
  • Must live in Miami Dade County
  • Must complete FAFSA (if you are unable to complete a FAFSA, please click here
  • Must meet minimum test scores on approved standardized tests, even if you are DevEd exempted (do not have placement scores for ENC 1101 and/or MAT 1033 or higher). Any combination of the highest available CPT/PERT, ACT and SAT scores are used in determining your readiness (college ready) in the skill area.
  • Covers the fall and spring semesters only 
  • Must enroll full time for at least 12 credits each fall and spring semester 
  • Must register for Fall 2016 semester
  • Courses dropped or failed count toward the 60-credit limit of the scholarship

Other Provisions

  • The American Dream Scholarship will be applied after all other scholarships, financial aid, grants and Florida Prepaid College Plan funds have been applied
  • The American Dream Scholarship is not disbursable in cash


By August 19th, 2016

  • The student must be admitted to Miami Dade College
  • The student must have completed FAFSA (if unable to complete a FAFSA, please click here)
  • Miami Dade College must have received  a high school transcript showing the date of graduation and a cumulative weighted high school GPA > 3.00
  • Miami Dade College must have on file test scores meeting minimum requirements on approved standardized tests as indicated here.
  • The student must be registered for 12 or more credits

Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
ethnicity, pregnancy, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, or genetic information.
Contact the Office of Director, Equal Opportunity Programs, ADA and Title IX Coordinator, at 305.237.2577 for assistance.