About the Scholarship

Miami Dade College American Dream Scholarship

The dream of every student to pursue higher education can become true with the aid of the American Dream Scholarship. The advantage of this scholarship is that it tries to encompass all the students who were not able to get full financial aid although being very bright and talented.

The scholarship is the brainchild initiative of the members belonging to the Greater Miami Community. They had a far vision and valued the essence of education and took a step forward to foster the quality education imparted by MDC.


What is the basic eligibility constraint?

The scholarship holds the high school graduates specifically the ones who have earned a high school diploma, GED, or a home-schooled diploma in Miami Dade County during two months starting from May till July 2019.


Benefits of Miami Dade College American Dream Scholarship

The in-state portion and eligible class fees remaining after all other scholarships, financial aid, grants, Florida Prepaid College Plan funds have been applied.


Duration of cover

The scholarship encompasses up to 60 credits toward the completion of an AA or AS, depending upon whichever is completed first.


How it works?

  • The scholarship grants the student with the tuition and class fees and is not paid in cash. 

  • Funds will be applied after all other scholarships, financial aid, grants, and Florida Prepaid College Plan funds have been applied.

  • It covers only for the Fall and the Spring semesters and the students need to mandatorily have full-time enrollment for at least 12 credits for fall and spring respectively.

  • The students coming from other states are required to take care of the additional costs which are not covered under the scholarship.

  • The additional fees for some specialized degrees like Aviation and Culinary Arts are not covered.

  • In case a student fails or withdraws a particular course then the scholarship will be counted towards the 60-credit limit for that course. 

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, a student must be registered for a minimum of 12 credits by August 20th of each year. If one decides to enroll in additional credits during the semester, they must contact at 305-237-8888 or at ADS@mdc.edu to recalculate their payment award.


Eligibility Criteria

  • You must be a Miami resident currently.

  • The student must either be entering the college for the first time or be a graduating dual enrollee.

  • The student should have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.00 or above.

  • The student should meet the minimum scores of standardized tests.

  • Student must be admitted to MDC, registered for the Fall 2019 semester and registered for 12 or more credits.