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Liberty City Scholarship Made Possible By Jocelyn Watkins

Liberty City Scholarship Made Possible By Jocelyn Watkins

This scholarship was started to allow academically talented, but financially needy students a choice in pursuing education at a private high school or secondary school or college.

The application period for the Jocelyn Watkins Scholarship is from January 1 to March 31.

Scholarship Priorities

The application for the Jocelyn Watkins Scholarship is below. This scholarship is open to all eligible students in the neighborhood of Liberty City with any of the following zip codes: 33127, 33142, 33147, 33150, wanting to attend Miami-Dade College for undergraduate studies.

Please fill out the online application form via the button below, or click to download the Scholarship Application (PDF) and download the Permission to Release Information (PDF).


  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Graduate of a high school or expect to graduate by spring of the current year.
  • Should have proof of vaccination schedule according to public health guidelines.
  • Must apply for financial aid and provide supporting documentation.
  • Must report all other financial aid and/or scholarships applied for and/or awarded in this application.
  • Must submit the “Permission to Release Information” form.
  • Must submit two letters of recommendation from any of the following: teacher, community leader, religious leader, athletic coach, employer or supervisor. The recommendation letter may not be from a family member or friend.
  • Must submit the most recent transcript of high school education.
  • Must submit a resume with all volunteer activities, work experience, and awards/honors received.
  • All items listed above must be included or the application will not be considered.


Each of the letters of recommendation should be no longer than one typed page (PDF format) and each author should include the applicant’s name as well as the following information:

  • Author’s name, address, and telephone
  • How long have you known the applicant?
  • What has been your relationship to the applicant? (teacher, guidance counselor, youth group director, pastor, etc.)
  • Please indicate what you know about the applicant’s background: his/her family circumstances, home environment, neighborhood and any other pertinent information relating to his/her background.
  • Please state the applicant’s attitude toward education, his/her specific strengths, weaknesses and achievements, and other relevant information.

Applications must be submitted no later than March 31.

The scholarship committee hopes these instructions and the application will help worthy students receive assistance toward their education. Should you have questions concerning the criteria or any other matter regarding this scholarship, please contact us here.

*All fields in the following application must be filled in, but some of the questions are of course not applicable to all applicants. Please use N/A for questions that do not apply to you.

Click here to download the PDF Application, or apply online via the button below.