The American Dream Scholarship helps the dream of higher education become a reality. This scholarship picks up where other aid and scholarships leave off, ensuring that bright, qualified students have the means to continue their education.
The scholarship is made possible by the generosity of members of the Greater Miami community. These benefactors recognize the importance of a college education and are pleased to support the quality education offered by MDC.
High school graduates who have earned a standard high school diploma, GED, or home school diploma in Miami Dade County during the May-July 2017 period (without a previous degree).
The in-state portion and eligible class fees remaining after all other scholarships, financial aid, grants, and Florida Prepaid College Plan funds have been applied.
The scholarship covers up to 60 credits toward the completion of an AA or AS, whichever comes first.
In order to be eligible for the scholarship, you must be registered for a minimum of 12 credits by the established deadline. If you decide to enroll in additional credits during the semester, you must contact us at 305-237-8888 or at ADS@mdc.edu to recalculate your payment award.
To remain an American Dream Scholar for Spring 2017, you must:
Since the program does not cover courses in the summer, you are encouraged to take more than 12 credits in Spring 2017. See your advisor for guidance.
To remain an American Dream Scholar for Fall 2017, you must:
Failure to meet these requirements by the deadlines will result in the loss of your status as an American Dream Scholar and you will not be awarded any funds you would otherwise be eligible for under this program. There are no provisions for reinstatement. Once you lose eligibility, you will not be able to regain your status as an American Dream Scholar. Remember that courses not passed or withdrawn after the 100% refund date count toward the 60 credit limit of the scholarship.