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School Choice Scholarship

School Choice Scholarship

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 School Choice Scholarship is January 1 to March 31.

Scholarship Priorities

The application for the school choice scholarship is below. This scholarship is open to all eligible residents of Key Biscayne; employees of a business on Key Biscayne; or those recommended by a Key Biscayne resident for exceptional potential.

Click to download the Scholarship Overview (PDF) and Permission to Release Information (PDF).


  • Minimum 3.5 GPA.
  • Must be a current or former resident of Key Biscayne. If the applicant is not a current or former resident of Key Biscayne, they must have a parent who works on Key Biscayne, or be recommended by a Key Biscayne resident as an exceptionally gifted student.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must submit two (2) letters of recommendation.
  • Must report all financial aid and/or scholarships applied for and/or awarded in this application and with all supporting documentation.
  • Must submit “Permission to Release Information” letter to current educational institution.
  • Must submit most recent copy of tax return.
  • Must submit most recent transcript.
  • Must submit a resume with all volunteer activities, work experience, and awards/honors received (listed by grade level).
  • All items 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.

School Choice Scholarship recipients will be announced in June of each year.

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 via the button below.