Miami Dade College Welcomes Second Class of Rising Black Scholars

Miami, July 5, 2022 – Miami Dade College (MDC) will welcome its second class of Rising Black Scholars with an induction ceremony at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, at the College’s North Campus. MDC’s groundbreaking Rising Black Scholars Program provides financial assistance, support services and resources to Black students to ensure their academic success, as well as manifests a sense of belonging and preparedness for continued education or entry into the workforce.

The Rising Black Scholars program’s structured experiences inside and outside the classroom equip students with the skills, resources and support services to achieve their academic and professional goals. Participants receive free tuition for up to 30 credits plus fees per year, book stipend, laptop computer, and scholarship opportunities. They will also have access to short-term, career-focused credentials that increase earning potential, degree options, internship opportunities, academic advisement, and resume assistance.

A $1 million donation from the MDC Foundation and the Mitchell Wolfson Sr. Foundation funds the Rising Black Scholars Program.

WHAT:            Rising Black Scholars Induction Ceremony

WHEN:            Thursday, July 7, at 6 p.m.

WHERE:         MDC North Campus, Conference Center (Building 3, Room 3249)

11380 NW 27th Ave. Miami, FL 33132

Watch the ceremony live via livestream at

For more information about MDC’s Rising Black Scholars program, visit