Graduating High School Senior Scholarship 2021-2022

In keeping with our vision and mission of providing quality education for young people, Miami-Dade County Council PTA/PTSA goes one step further by assisting qualified students who wish to continue their education beyond high school.

MDCC PTA/PTSA is pleased to offer scholarships to high school students graduating in the 2021-2022 school year. This is a one-time scholarship, based on Financial Need, which may be used for tuition, textbooks, and other school-related materials, resources, and fees. Students may be pursuing their education at a college, university or vocational-technical institution.

ELIGIBILITY - To be eligible for a scholarship, an applicant must match ALL of the following criteria:

  1. Be a graduating senior from a high school, and be a member of a PTA/PTSA in Good Standing* with Florida PTA and Miami-Dade County Council PTA/PTSA. Good Standing means County Council dues are paid; Florida PTA Membership dues were paid by March 1st and the local unit bylaws are up to date. *The student may be a member of ANY PTA/PTSA in Miami-Dade County that is in Good Standing
  2. Have attended a Miami-Dade County Public High School for the last two (2) years.
  3. Have a high school minimum grade point average of 2.5
  4. Have applied to enroll as a full-time student in a post-secondary college, vocational-technical school or a four (4) year college or university.
  5. Submit all application materials by the NEW deadline date of APRIL 8th, 2022

VALUE OF SCHOLARSHIP – This is a one-time scholarship worth $1,000.00 to be paid in one installment. Scholarship monies may be used for tuition, textbooks, and other school-related expenses.

STEPS IN APPLYING – Selection of the recipients will be determined by the Miami-Dade County Council PTA/PTSA Scholarship Committee. If you experience challenges accessing or completing the application, contact the Scholarship Chair, Sharon Watson, [email protected]

REQUIREMENTS - Gather the following documents in digital form prior to starting the application:

Provide a transcript of your grades from the M-DCPS Student Portal. "How to" instructions provided in the next section of this application.

  1. Provide 1 letter of recommendation from the school staff/faculty member.
  2. Provide 1 letter of recommendation from a community member.
  3. Provide an Essay Response in written format.
  4. Complete the application and upload ALL required documents by the submission deadline.

"How to" instructions:

  1. Log in to the student portal and click on REPORT CARD BUTTON LINK.
  2. Click on the COURSE HISTORY tab.
  3. Click on COURSE HISTORY report of courses. A new window (SAVE AS) will open.
  4. SAVE the file to your computer.

DEADLINE, WINNER NOTIFICATION, AND AWARDS CEREMONY:

  • SUBMISSION DEADLINE - Application Deadline Extended! New Deadline Date: April 8, 2022!
  • SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS NOTIFICATION - MAY 3, 2022
  • SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATION CEREMONY – MAY 17, 2022

LATE APPLICATIONS AND/OR INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL RENDER THE APPLICATION INELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

    Section One - Personal Information

    Section 2 - High School Information

    Section 3 - Financial Information

    Section 4 - Schools of Interest

    Open Response

    Section 5 - Volunteer Service

    Description optional | Open Response

    Section 6 - Awards and Special Recognitions

    Section 7 - Letters of Recommendation

    Section 8 - Essay Response