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The Miami Dolphins are accepting applications for the ‘FOOTBALL UNITES’ Project Change Scholarship.
The program identifies one high school student each year and pays for their college tuition over a four-year period.
The Dolphins say the purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial support to students who have made a commitment to leading social progress initiatives in their communities.
The program was created by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and Miami Dolphins players during the 2017-2018 season.
Last year, Valicia Browne was the inaugural recipient. Browne graduated from Olympic Heights Community High School in Boca Raton. Browne has a goal of establishing medical clinics to offer reasonably priced health care in underserved communities. She will attend Florida State University this year.
Requirements for the Project Change Scholarship include:
– Maintaining a 3.0 GPA
– Complete at least 40 hours of community service per semester in social justice programs.
– Write an essay on what change they want to see in the community and how the scholarship will achieve that change.
– Accepted into a community college or university.
– Application must be submitted by March 31 at 11:59 p.m. EST.
To submit your application, click here.
Earlier this month, the Miami Dolphins also announced open application for the Nat Moore Scholarship and Vocational Endowment. The program aims to provide South Florida youth with the financial resources needed to pursue avenues of education and training for employment readiness. More information on this scholarship program can be found by clicking here.