For The Community


A college education is the ticket to success for most people. The Youth Fair supports achieving students who seek the dream of higher education but need help to attain it.

The Youth Fair's blue-ribbon College Scholarship Program awards generous cash prizes to students enrolling in a college, university or trade school. To date, The Youth Fair has awarded well over $11 million to Miami-Dade students to help them achieve higher education.

Here are common questions about the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Expo Annual College Scholarship Program:

Q. How much is the scholarship?
A. The cash prize is worth $1,000.

Q. Who is eligible?
A. The scholarship targets college-bound senior high school students graduating from public, private and charter high schools.

Q. Are home-schooled students eligible to apply?
A. Yes, all students who meet college admissions requirements and will enroll in a school of higher education are eligible.

Q. What about non-traditional students?
A. The inclusive competitive scholarship program reaches students at alternative education and adult vocational programs. Also, Florida International University students who volunteer their time and talent to work at The Youth Fair's performing arts division receive a scholarship.

Q. How does this program promote agriculture?
A. Certain scholarships are earmarked annually for students planning a career in agriculture related fields. The Youth Fair is a traditional county fair, a concept that originated in the 19th century as a way to promote modern farming.

Q. How do I apply?
A.The application period begins in mid November. For questions about the scholarship, please email us at

Scholarships Scholarships

2018 High School Scholarship Winners

Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High: William GozlanMiami Lakes Educational Center: Katherine Duarte
Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High: Dayanna MedinaMiami Lakes Educational Center: Jessica Amanambu
Alonzo and Tracy Mourning Senior High: Luna PerriconeMiami Norland Senior High: Khamari Louissaint
American Senior High: Demiya DavisMiami Norland Senior High: Shaquera Johnson
American Senior High: Ayana BradshawMiami Northwestern Senior High: Kayla Walton
American Senior High: Desiree Thomasa
Arthur & Polly Mays Conservatory of the Arts: Shadiah EdwardsMiami Palmetto Senior High: Nicholas Macia
Barbara Goleman Senior High: Vincent BrownMiami Palmetto Senior High: Taylor Burroughs
Barbara Goleman Senior High: Valeria DonosoMiami Palmetto Senior High: Gianna Sweeting
Barbara Goleman Senior High: Emily WongMiami Senior High: Britney Alpizar
Miami Senior High: Ariel Trueba
BioTech@ Richmond Heights High School: Jessica LittleMiami Senior High: Adalain Sans
Booker T. Washington Senior High: Abdallah JoudehMiami Senior High: John Clement
Booker T. Washington Senior High: Jamyra RogersMiami Southridge Senior High: Nathaly Figueroa
Center for International Education: Kimberly Erreguin-VegaMiami Southridge Senior High: Tytianna Elam
City of Hialeah Educational Academy: Jonathan FernandezMiami Southridge Senior High: Nakaycia Brewton
Coral Gables Senior High School: Juliana Balladares
Coral Gables Senior High School: Melanie WuMiami Springs Senior High: Fouzia Raza
Coral Gables Senior High School: Ximena PuigMiami Springs Senior High: Fariha Raza
Coral Gables Senior High School: Alyssa LamadrizMiami Sunset Senior High: Vaneska Salas
Coral Reef Senior High: Eric BaughMiami Sunset Senior High: Vanessa Andrade
New World School of the Arts: Margaret Farrell
Coral Reef Senior High: Carson FallonNorth Miami Beach Senior High: Ritchel Calvaire
Coral Reef Senior High: Steven LazarNorth Miami Beach Senior High: Thierry Perard
Coral Reef Senior High: Hannah LlendeNorth Miami Beach Senior High: Francesca Pierre
Cutler Bay Senior High: Estheralice LopezNorth Miami Senior High: Lemec Petit-Frere
Cutler Bay Senior High: Amberlynn PitochelliNorth Miami Senior High: Lashawn McKenzie
Design & Architecture Senior High School: Olivia Graham
Design & Architecture Senior High School: Ruth SuarezNorth Miami Senior High: Melissa Latour
Doral Academy Preparatory Charter: Carlos JacobyOur Lady of Lourdes Academy: Gabriela Carballo
Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High: Alan ImarPinecrest Preparatory Avademy Charter High School: Isabela Fernandez
Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High: Kaitlyn GuiseRobert Morgan Educational Center: Markevia Bryant
Robert Morgan Educational Center: Naeyana McNear
Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High: Nathaniel ManorRobert Morgan Educational Center: Eileen Toledo
Felix Varela Senior High: Clara BetancurRobert Morgan Educational Center: Kayle Zaldivar
Felix Varela Senior High: Karina D’AmatoRonald W. Reagan/Doral Senior High: Adriana Merino
Felix Varela Senior High: Krystal LucenaRonald W. Reagan/Doral Senior High: Daisy Lau
Felix Varela Senior High: Kaytlin AlzugarayRonald W. Reagan/Doral Senior High: Diego Mansilla
Florida Christian School: Katrina Padron
G. Holmes Braddock Senior High: Shan’T-EricaSchool for Advanced Studies– All Campuses: Natalia Mercado
G. Holmes Braddock Senior High: Joel GonzalezSchool for Advanced Studies– All Campuses: Anastasiya Shulhan
G. Holmes Braddock Senior High: Roseliz Ochoa-PerezSouth Dade Senior High: Anay Gonzalez
G. Holmes Braddock Senior High: Mary FaasSouth Dade Senior High: Ja’Kyra Brown
South Dade Senior High: Johnpaul Salinas
G. Holmes Braddock Senior High: Kevin FerroSouth Miami Senior High: Mohammad Srour
Hialeah Gardens Senior High: Ernesto MarinSouth Miami Senior High: Angelo Madruga
Hialeah Gardens Senior High: Yailin NavarroSouth Miami Senior High: Anilegna Nunez Abreu
Hialeah Gardens Senior High: Ashley GutierrezSouthwest Miami Senior High: Ana Castaneda
Hialeah Gardens Senior High: Destiny CeperoSouthwest Miami Senior High: Eunice Baez Toledo
Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High: Tiana DownerSouthwest Miami Senior High: Laura Paule
TERRA Environmental Research Institute: Gabriel Gonzalez
Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High: Jonathan FelicianoTERRA Environmental Research Institute: Daniela Cruz Falquez
Hialeah Senior High: Genevieve AriasWestland Hialeah Senior High: Denise Carillo
Hialeah Senior High: Maidelys GonzalezWestland Hialeah Senior High: Jessica Nunez
Hialeah Senior High: Stephanie FigueroaWilliam H. Turner Technical Arts High School: Nella Justal
Hialeah Senior High: Rodniel PlacentiaWilliam H. Turner Technical Arts High School: Ruth Cherfrere
Homestead Senior High: Laquarry JohnsonYoung Men's Preparatory Academy: Asia Hyman
Homestead Senior High: Samuel WhiteYoung Women's Preparatory Academy: Johnisha Wright
iTech @Thomas A. Edison Educational Center: Ebony CobbYouth Co-Op Preparatory Charter School: Elizabeth Rodriguez
iMater Academy High School: Sandra Hermoso
International Studies Prep Academy: Isabella Menoyo-Torres


Homeschool: Elan Koubi
iPrep Academy: Flor Santana
John A. Ferguson Senior High: Kelly Ly

Alternative Education Scholarship Awards

John A. Ferguson Senior High: Kaitlyn AmadorCOPE Center North: Janet Santiesteban
John A. Ferguson Senior High: Guisella CruzDorothy M. Wallace COPE: Elizabeth Alvarenga
John A. Ferguson Senior High: Gonzalo MontoyaDorothy M. Wallace COPE: Thalia Navarro
Jose Marti MAST 6-12 Academy: Michelle Garcia-GuevaraPace Center: Anyle Alcazar
Keys Gate Charter High School: Tracy Noze
Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial: James Bradshaw

Post-Secondary Scholarship Awards

Maritime & Science Tech Academy: Alan GarcesD.A. Dorsey Educational Center: Trinae Berry
Maritime & Science Tech Academy: Ajay SukhwaniGeorge T. Baker Aviation Technical College: Jonathon Murphy
George T. Baker Aviation Technical College: Marian Boado
MAST @FIU Biscayne Campus: Sarah NguyenLindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center: Mekka Jeanty
Mater Academy Charter High School: Marian PedreiraLindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center: Eric Garcia
Mater Performing Arts and Entertainment Academy: Sophia SacoLindsey Hopkins Technical Education Center: Toni Foster
Medical Academy for Science and Technology: Paola BenitezMiami Lakes Educational Center & Tech College: Brittany Nelson
Medical Academy for Science and Technology: Irene GarciaThe English Center: Milton Canton
Miami Arts Studio 6-12 @ Zelda Glazer: Leilani Fleites-FernandezThe English Center: Henry Lopez
Miami Beach Senior High: Michelle KomisarchikThe English Center: Stephanie Lavina
Miami Beach Senior High: Glenda Jurado
Miami Beach Senior High: Caroline Santos

Agriculture Scholarship Awards

Miami Carol City Senior High: Ma’Kia MoultonCoral Reef Senior High: Mariana Carbonari
Coral Reef Senior High: Nicholas Lopez
Miami Carol City Senior High: Justin MitchellCoral Reef Senior High: Celimar Mion
Miami Central Senior High: Manadou BlaiseCoral Reef Senior High: Sophia Salazar
Miami Central Senior High: Tamara FleurissaintCoral Reef Senior High: Jazsmin Taylor
Miami Central Senior High: Deron GreenCoral Reef Senior High: Jennifer Villate
Miami Central Senior High: Isis FlandersCoral Reef Senior High: Luis Vissepo
Miami Community Charter: Jazmin EspinnozaCoral Reef Senior High: Bryce Porter
Miami Coral Park Senior High: Abiu JorggeFelix Varela Senior High: Christian Dean
Miami Coral Park Senior High: Melissa PadronFelix Varela Senior High: Milagros Lucero
Miami Coral Park Senior High: Arismel Rodriguez
Miami Country Day School: Noah FlorinHialeah Gardens Senior High: Soleil Lobato
Hialeah Gardens Senior High: Abigail Colon
Miami-Dade Online Academy: Michelle EspionosaWilliam H. Turner Technical Arts High: Antoniette Collier
Miami Edison Senior High: Deborah CyrilleWilliam H. Turner Technical Arts High: Donate Brooks
Miami Edison Senior High: Jaii LaguerreWilliam H. Turner Technical Arts High: Darius Kemp
Miami Edison Senior High: Micah MosesWilliam H. Turner Technical Arts High: Zakara Skerrette
Miami Jackson Senior High: Shirley ManzanaresWilliam H. Turner Technical Arts High: Keyuanna Williams
Miami Jackson Senior High: Lamyra Thompson
Miami Killian Senior High: Shawn Thomas
Miami Killian Senior High: Chavely Gonzalez
Miami Killian Senior High: Garisa Slaton