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MDC/NSF Program Accepting Applications for STEM Scholarships

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Miami, August 12, 2009 - Miami Dade College (MDC) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) have joined forces to offer Windows of Opportunity scholarships worth up to $4,600 per academic year for students with STEM majors – science, technology, engineering, and math. The deadline to submit an application packet is Friday, Sept. 4.

MDC began extending this unique opportunity three years ago. Recipients are selected based on their academic performance, full-time status, academic major, and financial aid eligibility. The application packet must include: an application; a one-page essay describing the student’s interest in science and career goals; an MDC schedule showing full-time enrollment; a degree audit (for current MDC students), a high school transcript (for first-semester students), or a college transcript (for transfer students); proof of financial aid eligibility; and a letter of recommendation from a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics instructor.

Created by Congress in 1950, the National Science Foundation is designed to promote and advance scientific progress in the United States. It is committed to ensuring the nation’s supply of scientists, engineers, and science educators by enabling individuals to pursue technical careers. 

To obtain an application packet, please go to Scholarship winners will be recognized at an award ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 17.

For more information, please contact Miguel Montanez, 305-237-7995,

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611,, MDC communications director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710,, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482,
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359,, media specialist

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