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Join a Distinguished Society of Changemakers with Individualized Services

Seamless transfer to FIU and other state universities

Impactful Changemaking Leadership Workshops

Small class sizes and individualized attention

Opportunities to participate in undergraduate research

Dedicated student success coaches

Cutting edge study programs in emerging fields

About the Scholarship

The Presidential Scholars Program offers competitive scholarships to high school students based on academic achievement. The awards cover tuition and fees, plus a stipend for living expenses.

In addition, scholars will be invited to participate in unique co-curricular opportunities of career preparation, leadership development, academic research, civic engagement trips, social events and more.

A campus support team is in place to provide scholars with concierge care of an assigned academic advisor, learning resources, student life and more. Recipients will also have the opportunity to meet with the College President each term and join top industry leaders at roundtables and community events.

What is Covered?

The scholarship covers tuition and fees for all semesters at the in-state tuition rate. Recipients will also receive a $500.00 stipend during the fall and spring terms and $250.00 during the summer term.

Scholarship Signature Highlights

  • Annual Presidential Scholars orientation retreat
  • Dedicated student success coaches and faculty mentors
  • Earn digital badge credentials
  • Social networking events
  • Opportunities to participate in undergraduate research, service learning and Changemaking initiatives
  • Scholarships for local and national trips
  • End of year Recognition event with the College President
  • Special recognition at graduation

Important Dates

  • Opening of Application Period
    October 9, 2023
  • Application Due Date
    May 15, 2024 (contingent on availability)

Program Details

To successfully submit your scholarship application please follow these steps:

  1. Review the below section “Eligibility Criteria”
  2. Complete MDC Student Application
  3. Once you receive your MDC Student ID # and username. Click the “apply now” button below to log-in and submit the Presidential Scholars Scholarship application

Application Due Date: May 15, 2024

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    Connection: Small class sizes and meaningful connections with faculty and staff so you can get the support you need

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    Academics: With over 300 programs pathways and top majors for in-demand jobs, MDC has its finger on the pulse of the changing workplace

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    Resources: Unmatched personalized resources such as tutoring, mentoring, internships, dedicated work spaces, study abroad opportunities, access to college leadership and more

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    Engagement: Unique opportunities to assume leadership roles and engage with the MDC community in fulfilling and important ways