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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 $10 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 scholarships.

Q. How does this program promote agriculture?
A. Ten 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

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