The Last CudaCap Bulletin for the 2021-2022 School Year

Congratulations on a great school year (and a teary goodbye to our graduates)!

As the 2021-2022 school year closes and we move into summer, I wanted to reach out one last time. It has been an absolute pleasure working with you as your CAP counselor this year – I hope that you found the information I provided throughout the year helpful.

Some fun facts: students from the Class of 2022 were accepted into 328 different colleges/universities. They are choosing to matriculate at over 95 different institutions and have earned close to 30 million in scholarship dollars

I want to wish our Graduates the best of luck as they move on to the next chapter of their lives. I know they will do great things!

As you can see, it is so important that you begin to research and learn about all the amazing opportunities that are available to you as early as you can (it’s never too early to start – I’m looking at you 9th grade!).


I hope you found the information presented at your meeting this week helpful. We will be meeting again as soon as you return in the fall. Of utmost importance is activating your SCOIR account (as of this morning, there were still 202 seniors that have not activated their accounts). Yesterday. you received personalized emails letting you know the status of your account.  Remember – if you haven’t set up your account yet, the invitation is only active for approximately 5 days.  I will not be available during summer to resend your invitations – do it now! 

Fly-In Programs (for the class of 2023 only)

Olin College of Engineering

Olin College of Engineering’s in-person diversity Mix & Mingle Fly-In program will be held October 16-17, 2022 at their campus in Needham, MA. The Fly-In program is specifically designed for students whose identities have been historically underrepresented in engineering. Do you have a strong potential for Olin’s collaborative, project-based engineering curriculum? If so, you may be perfect for Olin.  For those who would not otherwise have the financial resources to visit our campus, Olin will be covering all costs for their visit. 

If you would like to be nominated for this program – Please let me know by Friday June 10


Swarthmore’s Discover Swarthmore (DS) fly-in program is an all-expenses-paid visit to one of the best liberal arts and engineering colleges in the country. Prospective students get a taste of the college experience by meeting current students and professors, eating in our dining hall, and spending a few nights in our residence halls with student hosts. They also gain valuable information about college admissions and financial aid from our staff of experts. Here is a 2-minute video about Discover Swarthmore.

Priority is given to underrepresented students, first generation students, low-income students and undocumented or DACA students.

If you would like to be nominated for this program – Please let me know by Friday June 10


Bowdoin’s annual Explore Bowdoin fly-in programs will be returning to in-person programming this fall.
Explore Bowdoin is an all-expenses paid college visit program for low-income and/or first-generation high school seniors.

Students in our Explore Bowdoin program will meet with current students, gain support and confidence in the college admissions process, and experience the coast of Maine. Attendees will also have an admissions interview and meet individually with our student aid counselors while on campus.
Bowdoin handles all of the logistics and covers the cost of the program, including transportation to/from campus, lodging, and meals for the duration of the student’s trip. 

If you would like to be nominated for this program – Please let me know by Friday June 10

Williams College

The 2022 Windows on Williams (WOW) application is now available. The WOW fly-in program provides more than 200 high-achieving seniors an all-expenses-paid opportunity to visit campus and experience the Williams community. WOW is a selective program open to rising seniors in the U.S. and Puerto Rico; preference is given to high-achieving students who couldn’t otherwise afford to visit Williams.
WOW participants stay in dorms with current students, attend classes, meet with professors, and learn about our admission process and our extraordinary financial aid program. Currently, WOW participants will be required to provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination and booster, if eligible, in order to visit campus.

Students can apply using this link by either of their two deadlines: July 1 or August 1, and feel free to contact them with any questions.

Summer Programs – Open to most grade levels

Rensselaer Architecture Career Discovery Program

Dates: July 11 – July 22

Fore more information:

This two-week class, taught entirely online, is designed to expose students to the experience of enrolling in a high-quality undergraduate architecture program. High school students entering 10th, 11th, and 12th grade in the fall, who are interested in future careers in architecture or design-related fields and have a curiosity about the world, are encouraged to apply


Aerospace Career Education

For more information:

Students 13-18 years old will learn the history and fundamentals of flight, tour military bases, airport operations, and aviation museums, and experience hands-on flight in this life-changing summer academy.

This is a camp organized by American Airlines and the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals to mentor students into the field at Opa Locka airport from June 20-25.

Peace Ambassador Leadership Summit at Florida International University

For more information:

The Peace Ambassador Leadership Summit (PALS) supports the development of critical life and interpersonal skills that are imperative for success in all postsecondary and career pathways that a student may be considering. Students will attend workshops that support their ability to advocate for themselves and others in areas they are passionate about – a skill that previous attendees have found valuable in all fields, from arts, STEM, and political science.

Students will have the opportunity to speak with college admission officers, academic advisors, and financial aid specialists. This is a rare opportunity to access college scholarships and career preparation information.

Parent Corner

Understanding Your College Options: the basics

You may be feeling a little overwhelmed by the college application process already. It might feel like there is so much to know, and so many things to consider. It’s a lot! Here’s a guide with manageable parts so you can take what you need as you research different types of colleges and look for your fit!

As always, I encourage you to follow our Instagram page @cudacap

I hope you have an amazing summer break – I’ll see you in August!


CudaCap Bulletin 5/3/2022

Hi Cudas!

Keep reading for information on many amazing opportunities

·         Senior Updates and Scholarships with deadlines coming up in May

·         Underclassmen (9-11) Summer Opportunities.

Happy Reading!


Please check your emails EVERY DAY.

There are several surveys that have been sent or will be sent via email that MUST be completed to be cleared to pick up your cap and gown for graduation.

1.    Scholarship Survey (

2.    Reef Alumni Network (

3.    SCOIR Update (Coming Soon)

Did you miss the CAP Office’s series on Money Matters? No worries – I have a link with all the recordings just for you. Click Here


·         Your Award Letter – Review Evaluate Appeal

·         Financial Aid 101 Putting the Financial Aid Puzzle Pieces Together

·         To Borrow or Not To Borrow – Understanding Loans

·         Seeking Scholarships – How to Maximize Scholarship Dollars

·         Budgeting for College


MDCPS Christian Burgos “Hero” Scholarship

This scholarship is in the amount of $2,000. 

Scholarships will be awarded based on academic performance, demonstration of an act of heroism, integrity, financial need, and community service.  

 One scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from among the traditional high schools in Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS).  

 The applicant must:  

·         have a minimum 2.0 unweighted GPA  

·         have demonstrated an exceptional act of heroism during their life, defined as putting others first, even at their own peril  

·         be admired for their courage, bravery, or noble qualities  

·         have demonstrated personal sacrifice in achieving their personal goals  

·         have demonstrated service to their school and/or the community 

·         plan to pursue a degree at an accredited college, university or M-DCPS certified technical college  

Informational Flyer – Click Here

Application Click Here

The Louie Bing Athletic Scholarship – Specifically for Track & Field athletes who have NOT BEEN RECRUITED and are not attending college on an athletic scholarship (click here for more information and application)

The John H. Peavy Jr. Scholarship (click here for more information and application)

The Clyde H. Jordan Scholarship – open to seniors who plan to major in a STEM area (click here for more information and application)

The National Conference of Puerto Rican Women Scholarship (NACOPRW)

Deadline EXTENDED through May 13

NACOPRW Miami is proud to carry on the tradition of assisting Puerto Rican women in completing their higher education programs through the NACOPRW Miami Scholarship Program.

Eligibility: The program is available to female high school seniors who will be entering their first year of college as undergraduates. In addition, they must meet the following criteria:

·         Native or descendant of Puerto Rican parent(s) or grandparent(s)

·         Must have a minimum GPA of 3.8

·         Demonstrated potential for outstanding academic achievement

·         Evidence of unmet financial need

Scholarships of $1,000 are awarded to qualified students.

Apply Here:

Iota Pi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Deadline EXTENDED through May 5


For more information and application, click here


Its that time of year when you may start to receive unsolicited communications (emails, calls, regular mail, etc) regarding your post-secondary plans, offering eligibility for services and support for a fee. Please make sure you thoroughly research these organizations. Some of them are just trying to get $$$ and will charge you and your family unnecessarily.

Florida International University

Switch on Math and Science

·         June 19th – June 25th

·         On campus

·         Seven-day residential academic program for current 9th graders that aim to increase awareness of the educational and career opportunities available in the fields of science, while fostering academic, personal and career development through supplemental instruction.

·         Application Due: Friday, May 27th

Information and Application:

Florida International University

Partners In Progress I

·         July 5th – July 29th

·         Virtual

·         Four-week academic program for current 10th graders who aim to increase their SAT scores through intensive workshops and weekly practice testing. Students will also attend presentations hosted by FIU departments.

·         Application Due: Friday, May 27th

Information and Application:

Miami Dade College BIT Center Camps

This summer, Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Business Innovation & Technology (BIT) Center will offer 3 Summer Camps for high school students from June 13th to July 1st. The camps will be available virtually and in person at the BIT Center, located at MDC Wolfson Campus in downtown Miami.

*NOTE – They are seeking 75 rising High School Juniors or Seniors – to attend one camp (in person) for free. There will be a 15min. phone interview with the parent and the student to be considered for this financial award; the purpose is to confirm a verbal commitment that the student will attend the camp all week.

Information Link:

Camp Pre-Registration Link: 

LEAD Summer Programs

LEAD has been serving a diverse population of scholars, with over 25,000 alumni members since 1980. We proudly celebrate over 41 years of providing high school scholars with exposure to some of the top colleges and universities within the country. 
Our Global Summer Learning Institute (GSLI) Program offers a three-week immersive learning experience to rising high school seniors (current juniors expected to graduate in 2023) beginning virtually for the first week, followed by two weeks of residential learning with participating host institutions starting Monday, June 20th. In spite of COVID-19, we’re working closely with our host institutions to ensure that safety protocols are put into place to protect the scholars during their visit on-campus. We’ve recently opened the application back up for a limited time.

Program Dates:

·         Virtual Masterclasses: Starting June 20th – June 24th

·         Residential: Starting June 27th – July 8th (w/Tentative Departure Date)

An ideal candidate for the LEAD GSLI will be a well-rounded rising senior who exhibits an interest in exploring and advancing their knowledge within a diverse community. During their three weeks, LEAD Scholars will learn about business education, careers and functions, the role of business in society, and what it takes to be a successful business leader. This includes the cohorts who will be exposed to the  business of medicine, public health, and engineering. The virtual classroom sessions will include experiential exercises designed to develop leadership skills and teach scholars about the world of Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Technology. As well as attending MasterClasses for all our participating institutes.

During the residential experience, the curriculum is coordinated by the host Institution faculty and staff and allows scholars to connect with successful career professionals.

For More Information Click Here

Adelphi University

Adelphi University is excited to share with you our fourth annual Hispanic Community Partnership Program — at no cost to high school participants!

Designed to give Hispanic high school students the tools and resources they need to pursue a college education with confidence, this year’s college readiness program will be offered both virtually and in-person:

·         July 18–22: virtual for five days, two hours each day

·         July 27–31: in-person (on-campus) for five days, four nights—participants will have the opportunity to stay in one of our residence halls

Sample workshops include:

·         Navigating the College Application Process

·         Financial Literacy for Higher Education

·         College Application Essay Writing 

·         The Importance of Mentoring 

·         Overcoming Adversity 

If you would like to be nominated for this program, please let me know by Friday, May 6. However, you are able to “self-nominate” if you’d like.

Cooper Union

The Cooper Union is committed to academic excellence in all of our pursuits, even over summer break. This summer we are offering a combination of in-person and online pre-college summer courses. Learn more and register using the links below!

Introduction to Architecture 
Summer Art Intensive 
Summer Writing Program

Florida Atlantic University

I-Deep Learn Summer Workshop (FREE week-long camp for female students) July 11-15;  8:30am-4:30pm daily

We are excited to be able to offer the following summer camp for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade FEMALE students. This is a NSF grant funded camp so it is FREE to students

The application for this camp can be found at or by emailing me directly at

I-DeepLearn Summer Workshop (Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence & Deep Learning/Artificial Intelligence processing)

Professor: Behnaz Ghoraani, Ph.D.

July 11-15, 2022

Method:          In-person: Boca Raton campus

Cost:               Free (NSF grant funded)

Who:               Open to rising female 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students?

Pre-Req:        3.25 GPA, Pre-Calculus, Fundamental programming skills and basic JavaScript

CudaCap Bulletin 4/14/2022

Happy Thursday Cudas!

I hope you have an amazing long weekend. Since you’ll have an extra day off from school, I know that you’ll have plenty of time to review the CudaCAP Bulletin for this week – Click this link to find:

·         Updated Scholarship Information

·         Summer Opportunities for Students in Grades 9-11

ADDITIONALLY, Here are some CAP Announcements/Resources Just for You….


Many of you are already starting to finalize your decisions for next year…YAY!!!!

Please remember to update your SCOIR page. Move your schools to “APPLIED” or “NO LONGER APPLYING” and update those outcomes – let us know “ACCEPTED”, “DEFERRED/WAITLIST” or “DENIED”

And, if you’ve made your decision – Mark As ENROLLING

Also – Please remember to fill out the Scholarship Survey. I am required to submit a report to the district outlining all the amazing scholarships and merit awards our seniors have won. This survey is very important in this process. Information from the Scholarship Survey will NOT be shared out to the school or other students.


All of you should have activated your SCOIR accounts already. You previously received personalized emails letting you know the status of your account. If you need help or don’t understand how to work with SCOIR, please reach out to me – I’m happy to help.

College Spotlight: Johns Hopkins University

Are you interested in Johns Hopkins University?

Do you want to know what they look for in a student’s application?

Hopkins seeks out students who have different interests and perspectives because they believe diversity of thought encourages original research ideas and meaningful collaboration within the community. 

They say, “That’s why we review the full context of a student’s application—from their academic potential to how they engage in and outside the classroom and the causes that matter to them.” Check out this video for more information:

All Students

Learning Differences Virtual College Fair

DATE: May 4, 2022

Registration opens: April 20, 2022

This fair’s program focuses on opportunities for students with a history of IEPs, 504 plans, or therapeutic supports and accommodations. Each year, about 20 percent of graduating high school students fall into this category.  It will also aid students who do not have formal accommodations because learning differences can come in many forms.

·         Learn more about what to expect in college and find some colleges that fit your needs

·         Get access to virtual college booths loaded with resources, virtual educational sessions, and live representatives

·         Have an ADA & WCAG compliant experience from the comfort of home

·         College Matchmaking™ provides you with a shortlist of participating colleges & universities that match what YOU are looking for in a school

Parent Corner

Helping your Child on their road to College

Many parents are eager to find the best way to help their child navigate the confusing college search/admissions process. Please click on the article below by Madeline Holcombe, CNN for some insight on how parents can best support their kids.


Please join me in congratulating our seniors as they share their acceptances so far…

Our list of acceptances has reached well over 1450 schools. The file is so large, I had to make it into a link. Click below to see all the amazing places the Class of 2022 has been accepted to (as reported on SCOIR as of 4-14-22)


As always, I encourage you to follow our Instagram page @cudacap

and feel free to reach out with any questions I may be able to assist you with. 


CudaCap Bulletin 4/1/2022

Happy Friday Cudas!

Included in this week’s CudaCAP Bulletin is:

·         Scholarship Bulletin Link

·         Reminders for Seniors and Juniors

·         Information on Summer Experiences for 9th – 11th Graders

·         Updated College Acceptance List – We’re so EXCITED with all our new updates!


Click Here for a link to this week’s Scholarship List


·         Coral Reef’s MDC rep and a Financial Aid rep will be on campus next week to assist any student with applying to Miami Dade or completing their FAFSA. Please see the email sent to you on 3/31/22 for information on how to sign up and get a pass to come join us.

·         Please complete the survey sent out earlier today (4/1) with all your current scholarship and/or grant information. This survey will go out every week so you can update it as you receive more $$$ offers from all your schools and scholarship applications.

·         Need help understanding your financial aid award? Please see the information below about Money Matters Webinars (these are hosted by our previous CAP Advisor, Mrs. Gilman!)

Miami Dade County Public School’s CAP office is offering “Money Matters” webinars to helpfamilies navigate the financial aid process. There are webinars on

·         Financial Aid 101

·         To Borrow or Not to Borrow: Understanding Loans

·         Seeking Scholarships

·         Budgeting for College

After each webinar, the recording will be posted to their website:


CONGRATULATIONS on an amazing Ring Ceremony last night!

Keep activating and using your SCOIR accounts! There are still 264 Juniors who have not logged in to their accounts. You will receive an email next week with an update.

SCOIR is how you:

1.      Sign up to attend College Visits from Representatives here at Coral Reef

2.      Search for College Information

3.      Send your transcripts and other documents to the colleges you are applying to

Please reach out to me if you are having difficulty logging in or don’t understand how to use SCOIR – I’m here to help!


You may be feeling a little overwhelmed by the college application process already. It might feel like there is so much to know, and so many things to consider. It’s a lot! Here’s a guide with manageable parts so you can take what you need as you research different types of colleges and look for your fit!


Bryan University Global Leadership Summer Academy

DEADLINE: April 22, 2022

The Bryant University Global Leadership Summer Academy provides you with five exciting days on Bryant’s beautiful campus. You will participate in interactive sessions with Bryant International Business faculty, get to know Bryant students and alumni, and interact with business leaders. Bryant faculty, students, and alumni represent many countries. This immersion summer program will provide you with a transformational experience that you will be able to apply to your academic, professional, and personal future.

Applications are due by April 22, 2022. Apply here.

The Collegiate World Series by the National Hispanic Institute and Sewanee

The National Hispanic Institute is a youth organization that seeks to shape future leaders in the Latino community by building experiences that engage high-achieving young minds in roles that advance our quality of life.
As a partner of NHI, Sewanee is bringing 125 rising seniors to campus from June 29-July 3, 2022, as participants in the International Collegiate World Series. This is an opportunity for students to learn how to maximize their chances of admission to top-ranked colleges. 

Here’s what students can expect from the CWS:

·         A gaming component where students participate as teams to fulfill college entrance requirements.

·         An evaluation component to increase students’ awareness about their readiness to apply to college as well as their strengths and areas for improvement.

·         Two networking components, one to meet peers and college student mentors, and one to meet and learn from college admission professionals.

·         A student recognition and acknowledgement ceremony.

·         An inquiry game that simulates some of the significant life decisions students will make in the future.

·         A graduation ceremony that serves as both a reflection and a commencement for the future.

For questions regarding enrollment, program details, costs, and COVID-19 policies, as well as information about how to apply, visit our website. Please contact NHI at 512-357-6137 or Rudy Rodriguez for full details on admission.

The Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive

·         Develop your college application portfolio!

·         Classes in Animation, Digital Photography, Drawing, Graphic Design, & Studio Practice 

·         Special techniques workshops

·         Guest artists, museum, gallery & artists’ studios visits

·         Meet the college admissions representative from Cooper Union and learn about applying to college

·         A celebratory exhibition reception of students’ work at The Cooper Union

·         Instructors are working professional artists & designers 

·         Classes are co-led with super-talented Cooper Union School of Art undergraduates.

·         Scholarships are available for NYC Public School students.

For Application and More Information:

Bucknell Academy Summer Experience

DEADLINE; April 16, 2022

Bucknell Academy Summer Experience (BASE) is a collaborative residential experience where students are invited to explore the value of a liberal arts perspective in making challenging decisions to improve today’s world. At BASE, faculty and students from various academic disciplines will engage in classroom discussions in an effort to come up with creative solutions. BASE participants will have the opportunity to:

·         Learn about exciting current world issues

·         Develop creative problem-solving skills

·         Collaborate with faculty and peers

·         Experience the liberal arts education

·         Explore Bucknell’s campus

Summer program for rising juniors and seniors: Bucknell Academy Summer Experience

CudaCAP Bulletin 3/4/2022

Happy Friday Cudas!

Below you will find all the new and exciting information that came into the CAP office this week (and some reminders too) along with resources to assist with your future… As always, we end with a big congratulations to all the seniors on the amazing acceptances they are receiving.

SENIORS – Class of 2022

Please remember to keep updating SCOIR with all your acceptances, waitlists and declines.

The Honors College at Miami Dade has begun to inform students of their acceptance into the program. Please email me letting me know if you were accepted to MDC Honors!

JUNIORS – Class of 2023

Please remember to activate your SCOIR accounts – if you haven’t done so already (look for those invitations on your DADESCHOOLS email available on your portal – not your email). If you need assistance, please reach out – I’m happy to help!

Also – please read the email I sent out on 2/25/22 regarding a survey I’d like you to fill out

Quest Bridge – College Prep Scholars Program

DEADLINE: March 24

The College Prep Scholars Program equips high-achieving high school juniors from low-income backgrounds with the knowledge, confidence, and resources to apply to top colleges.

Being a College Prep Scholar is a notable distinction that shows our college partners that you are a competitive candidate for admission. In addition, your application will automatically carry over for the National College Match when you’re a senior, giving you a head start on applying for a full four-year scholarship to our college partners. 


The College Essay Guy

The College Essay Guy is a gentleman named Ethan Sawyer (who is actually a MDCPS graduate) who provides all kinds of college access information, trainings, support and more.  He has recently partnered with SCOIR.  I encourage you all to explore his resources and services. 

Summer Boot Camp:

Here’s what’s included: 
Virtual Boot Camps & Resources for Students: 

·         Summer Personal Statement Boot Camps (Options in May, June and August) 

·         College Application & Supplemental Essay Boot Camp (Late August) 

·         UC Personal Insight Question Boot Camp (July) 

·         Student Access to My Choose Your Own Adventure Tool (Which Answers Pretty Much Any College Essay Question a Student Might Have) 

Want to learn more? Join him for an information session on Wednesday, March 16 at 1:00pm EST

2022 Miami National College Fair

The National College Fair is almost here. There are over 200 exhibitors, colleges and universities ready to meet you! Please visit Miami College Fair Exhibitors to see which schools will be on-hand.  And please don’t forget to pre-register to attend here so you can save lots of time at the fair AND take advantage of the new Matchmaking feature to spend time with the institutions that best fit you!


Money Mondays

As you receive financial aid award letters, you may be confused as to what it all means and how you will pay for college. MDCPS’s College Assistance Program (CAP) is offering a series of live webinars to help. Money Mondays is a series of Monday evening webinars regarding financial matters associated with attending a post-secondary institution. These webinars include an array of topics that will assist students and families with their enrollment decisions.

These webinars will be held Monday, March 14, 2022, through Monday, April 25, 2022. The following webinars will be offered: 

·         Financial Aid Award Letter: Review, Evaluate, and Appeal (English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole sessions)

·         Financial Aid 101

·         To Borrow or Not to Borrow: Understanding Loans

·         Seeking Scholarships

·         Budgeting for College 

The flier in this link has a description of all webinars as well as links to register for the events

Tuition Comparison Tool

For the academic year 2020-2021, the average tuition & fees for Public Colleges in Florida is $3,891 for in-state and $8,908 for out-of-state. The amount is lower than the national average. The 2021 national average tuition & fees is $6,852 for in-state students and $17,943 for out-of-state students. 

Among Public Colleges in Florida, New College of Florida has the most expensive tuition & fees of $29,944 and Cape Coral Technical College has the lowest tuition & fees of $778. 

You can narrow down the Florida colleges into four years (or high) universities2-4 years (community colleges), or you can use the filters to make your own group of schools. In addition, comprehensive costs information for Florida colleges at Florida Tuition and Financial Aid page and Florida Best Schools

2021 Tuition Comparison Between Colleges In Florida 

Search and compare schools over 8,000 colleges and universities in United State with comprehensive tuition costs and admission statistics. 

Tuition Comparison for Over 8000 Institutions Nationwide 


CRHS PTSA Annual Scholarship Award

DEADLINE: March 28, 2022

Application: Attached to email

This is a one-time scholarship award worth $500.00.  Scholarship monies can be used for tuition, textbooks and necessary school-related expenses.  There will be 13 scholarships of $500.00 each awarded, one for each strand within the 6 Coral Reef High School Academies: Agriscience, Engineering, Business, Health Sciences, International Baccalaureate, Legal, Band, Chorus, Dance, Orchestra, Theater, Visual Arts and Access Academy!

The Nadine Bryant McMillon Scholarship

Opens on March 2

Mrs. Nadine B. McMillon was the first PTSA President at CRHS. Her dedication to The Reef was unparalleled. Mrs. McMillon inspired other parents and grandparents to actively participate in the PTSA and other community service activities. The Coral reef PTSA honors her memory and continues her legacy.

You must be a PTSA member to apply

For more information:

Miami Dade County PTA/PTSA


For More Information and Application:

MDCC PTA/PTSA is pleased to offer scholarships to high school students graduating in the 2021-2022 school year. This is a one-time scholarship, based on Financial Need, which may be used for tuition, textbooks, and other school-related materials, resources, and fees. Students may be pursuing their education at a college, university or vocational-technical institution.

DGF, LLC Scholarship Program

DEADLINE: March 31

Please see attached application

For the academic school year of 2021-2022, DGF, LLC will provide scholarships in the amount of $1000 to a deserving high school graduating senior that demonstrate academic and community service excellence.

ScienceSaves Scholarship

U.S. High School Seniors-Win a $10,000 college scholarship for creating a 20-30 second video on how science has improved your life or the life of somebody you know. For more information, check out #sciencesaves 



Students – you have all received an invitation to activate your SCOIR accounts (if you haven’t done so already). This invitation went to your DADESCHOOLS email (accessed on your Dadeschools portal) If you are having trouble logging in or activating your account, please reach out – I’m happy to help!


MyFloridaFuture is an exciting new interactive tool designed to assist students and families in making better-informed decisions about postsecondary educational options in the State University System of Florida.

MyFloridaFuture allows users to explore data both at the System-level and by individual institution that provides useful information about the employment, salaries, and debt of graduates from Florida’s 12 public universities

Fashion Institute of Technology

FIT’s Virtual Discovery Day

March 19, 2022

This event is exclusively for high school juniors and sophomores interested in exploring our academic offerings and student life opportunities. They can meet our faculty, staff, and students and view videos about admissions, financial aid, residential living, and much more.

Register Here

US Merchant Marine Academy

The US Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), one of the five federal service academies that include West Point, Annapolis, Air Force, and Coast Guard academies, is pleased to offer the following opportunities for interested students. Midshipmen (students) at USMMA receive full tuition, room and board, and books at no cost.

The Admission’s Office is pleased to offer live information sessions for aspiring applicants via Zoom. Students can sign up for a convenient time here.

Rice University

Join a virtual Admission Information Session, led by our admission counselors, and learn about our amazing programs, vibrant student life, and groundbreaking research. On Thursdays, we invite international students to join us for a session specifically focused on application requirements for international students.

Register Here

Bryant University

At Bryant University, students develop the skills and experience they need to create their path to a bright future. According to the newly released Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce scorecard, Bryant ranks in the top 1% nationally and among the top 5% of colleges and universities in New England for return on investment. Bryant is also No.1 among Rhode Island schools. 


University of Delaware

The Edge summer college program is a three-week, credit-bearing college experience held July 10 – 30, 2022. Edge is designed for accomplished and highly motivated high school students going into their junior and senior years. 

Students in Edge will prepare for college by learning from engaging and highly-respected University of Delaware faculty and staff. They will take part in on- and off-campus activities and build community with students from all over the world. 
More information about this program, and the link to apply, can be found at

Marist College

Marist is offering 23 unique In-Person and Virtual Summer Pre-College programs, giving students the opportunity to earn three transferable college credits while they’re still in high school!

the free application for 2022 Summer Pre-College is currently live! A complete application requires a personal essay, high school transcript, and recommendation form. Applications are reviewed on a rolling, space available basis per program.

CudaCAP Bulletin – 2/25/2022

Happy Friday Cudas….

Good Luck to all our seniors waiting on UF Decisions today!

Today’s email is short (YAY). However, I’d like to recommend that you go back and check out my previous emails with Scholarship Bulletins for opportunities you may have missed or forgotten about. There are NUMEROUS scholarships with deadlines fast approaching in March.

Also – 

Seniors, don’t forget to update SCOIR with your college information, complete the FAFSA and FFAA (Bright Futures) Applications! See me if you need help!

Juniors, Remember to activate/use your SCOIR accounts – there are great resources on there. If you don’t know how, see me – I can help! 



The Nadine Bryant Mcmillon Scholarship

Opens on March 2

Mrs. Nadine B. McMillon was the first PTSA President at CRHS. Her dedication to The Reef was unparalleled. Mrs. McMillon inspired other parents and grandparents to actively participate in the PTSA and other community service activities. The Coral reef PTSA honors her memory and continues her legacy.

You must be a PTSA member to apply

For more information:

Miami Dade County

Emergency Medical Technician Academy Attendance Scholarship

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue’s Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Academy will be awarding attendance up to 40 Attendance Scholarships to eligible graduates from a Miami-Dade County public high school with a targeted Allied Health Program curriculum who have completed a First Responder course.

Click HERE for more information


There are several scholarship opportunities offered for members of the Educational Federal Credit Union

Check out their website for more information:


The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation:

The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. Sign up HERE to receive notifications about the application opening in Fall 2022

All Grade Levels

Serota Service Award

DEADLINE: March 31, 2022

Each year, the Princeton Club of South Florida presents the Gail Serota ‘75 Princeton Club Service Award to a South Florida high school student who demonstrates a wide-ranging, extraordinary commitment to civic service as reflected in the life of past Club President Gail D. Serota ’75 P’14.


Miami National College Fair

Sunday March 13, 2022


See attached flyer for details

United States Military Academy – West Point

Meet the Cadets – South Florida Event

March 3, 2022

6:30-8:00 pm

Christopher Columbus High School

See attached flyer for details

CudaCAP Bulletin – 2/18/2022

Happy Friday Cuda Family!

As we continue through the 2nd half of the school year, there is much happening in the CAP office.


Each day we receive more and more good news as seniors continue receiving their admissions acceptances. We are so proud of you! Seniors, please remember:

·         Continue logging into SCOIR and updating your college application status.

·         Keep checking your emails for scholarship opportunities. There is still a LOT of money out there.

·         Apply for Bright Futures – even IB students have to complete the application process.

·         Complete FAFSA – remember, the money can run out!


I had such an amazing time presenting to all the Juniors over the last few weeks as they get ready to start their college search and applications. Juniors – If you were absent or missed the College Research presentation, please reach out, I’d be happy to meet with you and go over the PowerPoint and any questions you may have. Juniors should:

·         Ensure their SCOIR account is active

·         Join the Schology 2023 CAP group (email me for the code)

Freshmen and Sophomores:

It’s never too early to start thinking about, preparing for, and researching colleges. What should you be doing? Get involved! Complete community service, excel in your classwork. It will all pay off! You’ll start receiving LOTS of resources from me soon.

Finally, check out all the amazing opportunities that were sent in this week. Happy Reading!


CRHS PTSA Annual Scholarship Award

DEADLINE: March 28, 2022

Application: Attached to email

This is a one-time scholarship award worth $500.00.  Scholarship monies can be used for tuition, textbooks and necessary school-related expenses.  There will be 13 scholarships of $500.00 each awarded, one for each strand within the 6 Coral Reef High School Academies: Agriscience, Engineering, Business, Health Sciences, International Baccalaureate, Legal, Band, Chorus, Dance, Orchestra, Theater, Visual Arts and Access Academy!

2022 Jeanetta A. Gill Scholarship Application

DUE Date: March 4, 2022

Application: Attached to email

The Gamma Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. annually awards a four-year scholarship to a female of African American descent, who is expected to graduate from a high school in Miami-Dade County with plans to attend a Historically Black College/University (HBCU)

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

2022 Scholarship Application

DEADLINE: March 18, 2022

High school females of African-American descent are eligible to apply.

Kiwanis Club of Kendall / South Dade Foundation

DEADLINE: May 6, 2022

Application: Attached to email

The Kiwanis Club of Kendall/South Dade Foundation (KSDF) Incentive Scholarship Award 2022 will be awarded to graduating high school seniors residing in Kendall/South Dade, and attending one of the following local high schools:

1. Coral Reef

4. Miami Palmetto

7. Robert Morgan Educational Center

2. Felix Varela

5. Miami South Ridge

8. Terra Environmental Research Institute

3. Miami Killian

6. Miami Sunset

9. Schools For Advance Studies (SAS Kendall Campus only

Students must demonstrate exceptional achievement in the areas of academic performance, leadership, school, community involvement, and financial need.

Science Saves

DEADLINE: May 6, 2022

The Center for Inquiry is pleased to announce the #ScienceSaves High School Video Scholarship for College-Bound High School Seniors!

Create a 20-30 second video answering the question “What has science done for me?” or “What has science done for somebody I know?” You will be judged on your ability to highlight how science saves in a succinct, creative way with original photos, video clips, and text. Be sure to add #sciencesaves to your video.  Andy direct questions about this program can be directed to Ms. Berta Vazquez at

Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship

DEADLINE: February 28, 2022


Students from across the U.S. are invited to apply for P.L.A.Y.’s annual Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship. This scholarship rewards one student who can tell the best story, describing the impact he or she made in the life of a rescue animal or animal welfare cause in general. Submit 2-3 photos of your volunteer efforts to help animals in need. The contest is open to U.S. residents. Awards: First prize: $1,500; Second prize: $300; third prize: $200.

Southern Scholarship Foundation

More Information:

DEADLINE:   March 15 (early application), April 1 (final deadline)

Through rent-free housing and cooperative living, SSF supports students who lack financial resources, demonstration excellent academic merit, and exemplify good character as they attend institutions of higher education (FAMU, FSU, UF, FGCU, Santa Fe, TCC, and Flagler College)


Miami Dade College Open House

Thursday, February 24 5:30pm-7:00pm

MDC Kendall Campus

Building 6, room 6120 and Building 2 Breezeway

Participants will have the opportunity to apply to MDC and explore over 300 programs, attend information sessions, complete financial aid applications, and sign up for scholarship consideration.


QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program (JUNIORS)

DEADLINE: March 24, 2022

For More Information and Application:

Scholarships and awards for outstanding high school JUNIORS from low-income backgrounds. Awards may include:

·         Full scholarships to summer programs at Yale, UChicago, Notre Dame, and more

·         $1,000 for a new laptop

·         Access to a QuestBridge National College Admissions Conference

·         Personalized college essay feedback

·         Expert guidance on applying for full 4-year scholarships to 48 top colleges through the National College Match.

Northeastern University Accelerate: Pre-College Program

More Information – click here

The Accelerate programs feature our exceptional faculty delivering courses that combine innovative content, experiential learning, and a world-class environment—giving talented high school students a true Northeastern experience

·         The Accelerate: Pre-College Boston Campus Programming page for students to review our full list of Summer 2022 programming opportunities.

·         Our inquiry form for students to express their interest in Accelerate: Pre-College and receive emails about future pre-college programming and virtual events.

·         The application for Summer 2022 programming, which includes a financial aid section for consideration of our need-based aid awards. The application deadline is March 14 or until programs reach capacity. Students that apply by the early deadline of February 28 will receive a $500 discount on tuition.

Boston University

Academy of Media Production

Application DEADLINE: March 31, 2022

Program Information:

This four-week workshop presents the opportunity to explore the many aspects of media production while developing the skills needed to be a successful storyteller. Creative high school students will develop their cinematic and journalistic storytelling skills producing films, videos, visual effects, webcasts and more.

Boston University

Summer Journalism Academy

Visit the website for more information:

Students are challenged to step outside their comfort zone and experience life as a working journalist. In the past, our students spoke with policymakers, reported from a massive immigration march, and highlighted issues affecting teens during the pandemic. They learned how to interview strangers, ask probing questions, and assemble information in a concise story with a deadline.

Students learn practical skills over each two-week session, but they also get a taste of how a newsroom operates.

Early Bird Discount if you register by March 31, 2022

University of Miami

Precollege Summer Program

Need-based financial aid DEADLINE: March 1, 2022

These exciting programs are a unique opportunity for students to explore their academic passions, potential college majors, and future careers. Participants enhance their college resumes while developing critical time management and independence skills to help them thrive in their college careers. 

Need-based and merit scholarships are available for qualified students in the Summer Scholars Program. To be considered, eligible applicants must complete both the Summer Scholars application and the scholarship application. All supporting documents are required by March 1, 2022, for scholarship consideration. Students who meet the requirements for our need-based scholarship may also qualify for additional application fee reduction waivers. Learn more about scholarship opportunities.  



Explore new avenues of artistic development and spark your imagination at The University for Creative Careers. SCAD offers pre-college programs during the summer and throughout the year for high school students of all ages to pursue art and design disciplines while working alongside peers from all over the world — and offer ideal opportunities for artists at all levels to create, learn, and grow.

Scholarships available.


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Virtual College 101

March 5, 2022 (10:00am – 1:00pm EST)


The College 101, hosted by HSF, is a FREE, bilingual, webinar for high school students and their families, where you will receive valuable information about how to prepare, plan, and pay for a college education! Students and parents of all ethnicities and backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

This event is FREE and open to the public; however, space is limited. For further event details and to register to attend, please visit the registration page.









Many acceptances are starting to roll out.

Seniors – PLEASE remember to keep logging into SCOIR and updating your schools.

Move your school tiles to the “Applied” column and update your admissions results (Accepted, Deferred, Withdrew Application, etc….)

First NameLast NameCollege Name
JORDANGARCIAAlfred University
ABIGAILHERNANDEZAMDA College of the Performing Arts (Los Angeles)
LAYLAODREMANAmerican Musical and Dramatic Academy
JORDANGARCIAAnderson University
KATELYNWILLIAMSAnderson University
MATTHEWSAVAGEAppalachian State University
GUILLERMOBEYERArizona State University (Main Campus)
CORAMYERSArizona State University (Main Campus)
MATTHEWSAVAGEArizona State University (Main Campus)
KATHERINEYAUArizona State University (Main Campus)
MIAANDRADEBabson College
JOSEPHCHAVEZBarry University
JAKEOGDENBarry University
ARIELPERKSBarry University
MIARODRIGUEZBarry University
ROSEANWAYNEBarry University

CudaCAP Bulletin – 1/12/2022

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!


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 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:

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