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Black Students in Tech

Miami Dade College and Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) partnered to provide scholarships for Black students to facilitate the completion of baccalaureate degrees in the technology field. The funds from FPL will be used to cover tuition, fees, books, and transportation costs for eligible Black students. This support will allow students to focus on their education, accelerating completion and entry into the tech workforce.

Program Details

As part of the Black Students in Tech grant, the School of Engineering and Technology (EnTec) will select 30 students per academic year that will benefit from the following advantages:

  • In-state tuition for two courses from the program of study per semester for one academic year (total of 6 courses)
  • Stipend for courses fees, textbooks and bus pass for transportation
  • Access to start-of-the-art technology labs

Scholarship Requirements

  • US Citizen or permanent resident
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 at MDC or, if newly enrolled, at the prior institution attended.
  • Must be admitted in an MDC baccalaureate degree program in technology such as Information Systems Technology, Cybersecurity, or Data Analytics
  • Must enroll in a minimum of two, upper-division baccalaureate degree courses per term for one year
  • Must submit a personal statement
  • Deadline to apply for Fall 2022 is August 5th, 2022
  • Notification of award will be provided by August 12th, 2022

Additional Information

  • Funds will be applied at the in-state tuition rate
  • Out-of-state students are responsible for any additional out-of-state costs per credit, not covered by the scholarship.
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leadership team

  • Manny Perez, Dean of Engineering, Technology and Design


The program is supported by FPL.