The Miami Dolphins recently announced the creation of the Project Change Scholarship, a program that will identify one high school student each year and pay for their tuition to college over a four-year period.
To be launched on December 1, the goal of the scholarship is to target students to impact their lives, so they can make a change in their community.
Requirements for the Project Change Scholarship include:
- Maintain a GPA of 3.0.
- Completion of at least 40 hours of community service a 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.
- Acceptance into a community college or university.
The Project Change Scholarship is a part of a yearly fund for advocacy and social justice programs created by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross and the Miami Dolphins players.
Social justice initiatives
During the 2017-18 season, the Miami Dolphins organization will create a social justice grant program, sponsor the Police Athletic League of North Miami and host a police and youth conference in conjunction with the 5000 Role Models Excellence Project.
These initiatives will be in addition to the previous work the team is involved with through their collaboration with the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE).
Founded and created by Ross in October 2015, RISE harnesses the unifying power of sports to improve race relations and drive social progress. Since its founding, RISE programs have reached more than 30,000 students, coaches and athletic staff at the high school, collegiate and professional levels.
For more on scholarship opportunities in Miami, click the link: 15 Miami-Dade high school seniors to receive scholarships