North Miami Educational Foundation (NMEFI)


The North Miami Educational Foundation, Inc. (NMEFI) was established in 2012 as a non-profit organization, through which scholarships would be made available to support high school graduates in their pursuit of post-secondary education. As part of its mission, NMEFI aims to make higher education and learning a reality for North Miami students in need of an opportunity to attend college.

Scholarship Program

Beginning in 2014, the North Miami Educational Foundation, Inc. has administered a scholarship program, the only one of its kind throughout Miami-Dade County that is available exclusively to North Miami residents. The initial funds for the scholarships were generated from the City’s lease agreement with the developer, Oleta Partners, LLC.


In August 2012, the City entered into a 99-year lease agreement with Oleta Partners, LLC to convert a 183-plus acre site of undeveloped land, referred to as Biscayne Landing (now known as SoLé Mia), into a premiere project that will benefit North Miami’s residents and businesses. The developer was contractually obligated to a community benefits package which included the provision of $750,000 to support the vision of the North Miami Educational Foundation, Inc.

  1. Application
  2. Board of Directors
  3. Required Criteria
  4. Scholarship

Application Form

Application forms are available in the Spring of each year at North Miami website, by contacting the NMEFI’s office at 305-895-9888, ext. 12109, or by email to Andrea McDonald or North Miami Educational Foundation

Completed application forms with all attachments must be received at NMEFI’s office by 5 PM, May 8, 2020. The application may be sent via email North Miami Educational Foundation, Andrea McDonald or via fax to 305-893-1367.

  • Incomplete applications will not be considered and any changes to circumstances regarding your application must be notified by you to the NMEFI, immediately.
  • Successful candidates must complete a re-application form each year if they choose to be considered for further financial support to complete their degree.

How to Apply for a NMEFI Scholarship

The process is paperless! Applications must be submitted by email to email North Miami Educational Foundation, Andrea McDonald or by fax to 305-893-1367.

  • All email attachments or faxes must be correctly labeled with the applicant’s name.
  • Please note that attachments not labeled as requested above will be deleted and not registered.

Download the NMEFI Application (PDF)