graduation_cap.jpgThe  Community Advisory Committees of the Miami-Dade Community Action Agency are accepting applications through March 11 for educational scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each.

The scholarships are awarded to persons aged 16-25 to help them reach their educational goals.

To qualify, applicants must be currently enrolled in or will attend a college or vocational institution this fall. Also, the applicant’s annual household income must not exceed 125 percent of the Community Service Block Grant Poverty Income Guidelines.

The target areas of the committees include, but are not limited to, Little Havana, Allapattah, Brownsville, Coconut Grove, Culmer, Edison/Little River, Florida City, Goulds, Hialeah, Liberty City, Naranja, Opa-locka, Perrine, South Beach, South Miami and Wynwood.

The selection criteria are based upon the applicant’s academic achievement, requiring at least a “C” average to qualify.  Other requirements include performing community service hours and employment during the applicant’s junior or senior year.

Application forms are available at Miami-Dade Community Service Centers’ website, www.miamidade.gov/caa/citizen_participation.asp.

For more information, call the Miami-Dade Community Action Agency at 786-469-4600 or visit: www.miamidade.gov/caa