Miami Dade College Launches New Presidential Scholars Program

Unique Opportunity to Join a Society of Changemakers with Concierge Services and a Pathway to America’s most Renowned Universities

Miami, July 26, 2021 – In its continuing efforts to provide greater access, Miami Dade College (MDC) has launched the Presidential Scholars Program, a new initiative offering high-performing graduating high school students in Miami-Dade County the opportunity to complete an associate degree at no cost beginning this fall term. More importantly, the program offers scholars a unique opportunity to join a society of changemakers with individualized services and hundreds of seamless transfer opportunities to the nation’s top universities.

Presidential Scholars must have cumulative weighted GPA of 3.50 or above. The scholarship award will cover tuition and fees, and provide a stipend for those who qualify. In addition, students will have access to assigned advisors and support in a number of areas, including program orientation, learning resources, career tracks, student life, community involvement, financial coaching, mentoring and much more. They will also have the opportunity to regularly meet with the College President, distinguished alumni and top industry leaders.

MDC remains committed to enhancing equity and access for all students, offering a wide range of scholarships, other financial assistance to support students during every step of their education pathway and wrap around services with additional resources. In addition to the new Presidential Scholars Program, the College recently created the Rising Black Scholars Program, which provides Black high school graduates with free tuition for up to two years, and Fast Track Sharks, designed to help incoming freshmen transition to college.

“Helping students reach completion is more important than ever and doing so with comprehensive support mechanisms and concierge services makes all the difference, said MDC President Madeline Pumariega. “We are extremely pleased to provide these new opportunities.”

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