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Miami-Dade announces deadline extension for scholarship for students affected by gun violence


Miami, Florida – The Miami-Dade County Community Action and Human Services Department’s (CAHSD) Office of Neighborhood Safety (ONS) has announced an extension for applicants interested in the “Peace & Prosperity Empowerment through Education” Scholarship program. This initiative is specially designed “to support college-bound young adults directly or indirectly affected by gun violence,” aiming to offer financial assistance and encouragement for their educational endeavors.

Originally opened on February 14, 2024, the application window has now been extended to April 1, 2024. This adjustment provides additional time for eligible Miami-Dade County residents, who are graduating from high school by August 1, 2024, and have plans to attend an accredited college or university, to apply.

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The “Peace & Prosperity Scholarship” is set to award 75 scholarships, each amounting to $2,500. These funds will be sent directly to the colleges and universities on behalf of the recipients. The scholarship aims not only to ease the financial burden associated with higher education but also to empower these individuals, helping them to overcome challenges and succeed academically.

For those interested in applying for or seeking more information about the Peace & Prosperity Empowerment through Education Scholarship, visit https://www.miamidade.gov/empowermentscholarship or reach out via email to scholarship@miamidade.gov.

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