Give Kids A Chance

Need-Based Scholarship Fund for High School Seniors

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Give Kids A Chance is offering scholarship grants in the amount of $1,250 to high school seniors planning to attend college. To be eligible for a scholarship, you must have the following criteria:

  Be a graduating senior from a public high school.
•  Be a Florida resident.
•  Have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA.
  Demonstrate financial need. Eligible students must have a family income that is less than 60% of the median family                       income of the area in which they reside.
  Demonstrate an interest in pursuing higher education.
•  Show involvement in school or community activities.
•  Two letters of recommendation from teachers or other community representatives.


Award recipients are invited to re-apply each year they remain in college. As long as the following criteria is met:


  Maintain a minimum of a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale.)

•  Have been in college no more than four years.


Key Dates:


Application Deadline: **Due to the disruptions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are extending the deadline to apply to Friday, May 15th, 2020. The online portal closes at 4 p.m.**

Notification: June 5th, 2020 (approximately) - The Miami Foundation will mail award notifications to the student and high school to make arrangements for the issuance of your award.

Award sent to recipient: August 20th, 2020 (approximately) - Sent to recipient (payable jointly to school and recipient.)