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 2021 period (without a previous degree).
The American Dream Scholarship funds will be applied at the in-state tuition rate after all other resources available to cover tuition and fees 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 each Fall and Spring term. 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 you must:
Have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 by the end of the Spring term. Renewal of the scholarship takes effect at the end of the Spring term. Summer courses taken after the renewal process will not apply.
Complete the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You do not need to be eligible for federal financial aid but you must complete the FAFSA application. If you are unable to complete a FAFSA application, please complete the Expected Family Contribution Calculator. Emailthe results to your campus Financial Aid office.
Allow enough time to ensure that MDC has your information by the established deadline.
Register for at least 12 credits for the Fall term by August 31st of each year.
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 Remember that courses not passed or withdrawn after the 100% refund date count toward the 60 credit limit of the scholarship