Hi Cuda Family

I’m sending out this bulletin a little early this week due to some upcoming deadlines – I wanted to make sure you all had ample time to gather any materials you may need to apply to the opportunities listed below.

Reminders to Seniors:

·         Fill out the FAFSA and the FFAA application. If you need assistance, please let me know.

·         Update your SCOIR account with the colleges you have applied to (so transcripts and supporting documentation can be sent out – if we don’t know where you are applying, we can’t send out your materials)

·         Update your SCOIR account with any acceptances you receive (We want to celebrate you and your accomplishments!).  

If you need help or are confused, please email me or stop by my office!

Email: ysperez@dadeschools.net

Office: #48

Colleges with Opportunities for SENIORS

Brandeis – Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program (MKTYP)

The Myra Kraft Transitional Year Program (MKTYP) is for students who have demonstrated academic promise, leadership potential and resilience in their life experiences, but may have lacked access to pre-college academic opportunities and resources.

MKTYP’s small classes and strong support resources will help students apply focus, energy, perseverance and maturity to a rigorous post-secondary course of study

Each year, 20 outstanding students (out of more than 200 applicants) are admitted to Brandeis through MKTYP



BigFuture™ is here to connect students, families, and educators with tools and resources to explore careers, plan for college, and pay for college.

They are launching BigFuture Scholarships for the class of 2023 to reward efforts to plan for college on BigFuture.

·         Two $40,000 winners each month: BigFuture will reward progress wherever students are on their college journey. Each month, between January 2022 and February 2023, BigFuture will award two $40,000 scholarships and hundreds of $500 scholarships to students in the class of 2023 who complete steps on BigFuture.

·         Simple participation: Juniors with a College Board account will be automatically entered into monthly drawings for $40,000 and $500 scholarships when they complete steps. They can opt out of drawings at bigfuturescholarships.org/opt-out. There are no minimum GPA, essay, citizenship, or application requirements to earn an entry into monthly scholarship drawings.

·         More ways to earn $40,000: By completing ANY of the six scholarship steps on BigFuture, juniors will have a chance to win a $40,000 scholarship, in addition to $500. The more steps students complete and the earlier they start, the more chances they have to win.

·         Students whose families earn less than $60,000 a year will have extra chances to win scholarships.

Visit this page to see the college planning steps that qualify students for entries in the monthly drawings

Summer Opportunities

Summer Scholars at UM

University of Miami – Offers credit and non-credit programs for high achieving high school students who are active in their communities, leaders in their schools, and examples of integrity

Need-based and merit scholarships are available for qualified students in the Summer Scholars Program (Must complete BOTH the Summer Scholars application and the scholarship application by March 1, 2022.

For More Information: https://ssp.dcie.miami.edu/program-information/index.html

Barnard College

Barnard’s Office of Pre-College Programs invites young women from across the globe to join us in one of our academic enrichment programs in the humanities, STEM, leadership, writing, coding and more.

This Summer, we are excited to bring our summer programs back in-person and on-campus in New York City. Whether your student wants to spend their summer uncovering the elegance of physics, debating United Nations policy, perfecting your poetry, earning college credit, or learning to code — we have a program for them! 

Our priority deadline to waive the application fee is less than two weeks away! Students should apply by January 17th to pay no application fee. All applications submitted after this date is subject to a $75 application fee.

To learn more about our Summer 2022 Programs including program structure, course offerings, tuition and fees, and application requirements, check out our website.

Yvette Perez

CAP Advisor / College Counselor

Coral Reef High School

10101 SW 152 Street

Miami, Florida 33157

305-232-2044 ext. 2151