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Join a Distinguished Society of Changemakers with Individualized Services

Seamless transfer to FIU and other state universities

Impactful Changemaking Leadership Workshops

Small class sizes and individualized attention

Opportunities to participate in undergraduate research

Dedicated student success coaches

Cutting edge study programs in emerging fields

About the Scholarship

The Presidential Scholars Program offers scholarships to high school students based on academic achievement. The awards cover tuition and fees, plus a stipend for living expenses.

In addition, scholars will receive a range of customized services and opportunities including concierge care with assigned advisors and specialized support in areas such as program orientation, learning resources, career tracks, student life, community involvement, financial coaching, and more. Recipients will also have the opportunity to meet with the College President each term and join top industry leaders at roundtables and community events.

What is Covered?

The scholarship covers tuition and fees for all semesters at the in-state tuition rate. Recipients will also receive a $500.00 stipend during the fall and spring terms and $250.00 during the summer term.

Who is Eligible?

Miami-Dade County residents who have earned a standard high school diploma in the county during the period of May – August 2022.

Scholarship Highlights

  • Summer orientation sessions for Presidential Scholars
  • Recognition event with the College President
  • Dedicated student success coach and faculty mentor
  • Proactive learning support and designated space on campus
  • Exclusive workshops focused on leadership development
  • Monthly lunches with campus leaders
  • Opportunities to participate in undergraduate research, service learning and Changemaking initiatives
  • Workshops for parents
  • Personalized study abroad opportunities
  • Career development package in collaboration with MDC Works
  • Special recognition at graduation

Important Dates

  • Application Opens: Now
  • Priority Consideration Deadline: January 19, 2022
  • Application Deadline: March 31, 2022
  • Identification of Recipients: April 6, 2022
  • Program Details

    Apply Now

    Contact us:
    presidentialscholars@mdc.edu
    305-237-8888


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      Connection: Small class sizes and meaningful connections with faculty and staff so you can get the support you need

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      Academics: With over 300 programs pathways and top majors for in-demand jobs, MDC has its finger on the pulse of the changing workplace

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      Resources: Unmatched personalized resources such as tutoring, mentoring, internships, dedicated work spaces, study abroad opportunities, access to college leadership and more

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      Engagement: Unique opportunities to assume leadership roles and engage with the MDC community in fulfilling and important ways