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Posted on: November 3, 2021

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2021 North Miami Educational Foundation Scholarship Award Recipients

Mayor Philippe Bien-Aime Congratulates Students Awarded with $5,000 Scholarships from the North Miami Educational Foundation 

North Miami, FL – November 3, 2021

Mayor Philippe Bien-Aime congratulates the twenty North Miami students who received $5,000 scholarships from The North Miami Educational Foundation, Inc. (NMEFI). Mayor Bien-Aime will host a private reception to honor the award recipients and their families on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the North Miami City Hall Lobby, 2nd Floor (located at 776 NE 125 Street, North Miami, FL 33161). 

“I’m really proud of the 20 North Miami students who received $5,000 scholarships from the North Miami Educational Foundation. Congratulations and best of luck to all of the students as they pursue their dreams and continue to advance their education” said Mayor Philippe Bien-Aime. 

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. Earlier this year, the foundation awarded twenty students with $5,000 scholarships to provide financial assistance during their 2021 fall and 2022 spring semesters. The scholarships will be split in half and awarded during each semester ($2,500 per semester). The students may continue to receive the scholarship all through college as long as they maintain a high academic performance and continue to meet the required criteria to receive the award. 

This year’s scholarship recipients are listed below: 

Concordia University: Zachary Oxar Florida
Atlantic University: Frantz Junior Jacquet, Linda Reyes, and Toriano Eiland, Jr.
Florida A & M University: Nerlande Valsaint, and Kaylin Rolle
Florida International University: Beatriz Zuloaga, Cynthia Kuisseu, Ian Lares-Chacín, and Reginald Lucien
Florida State University: Victoria Paul, Jordan Pastora, and Samantha Prophete
Miami-Dade College: Kimberly Muller, Samantha Michel, and Ann-Adley Claveus
St. Thomas University: Darlex Lucien University of Florida: Eklia St. Leger, Kaysey Boscico
University of Miami: Jael Jean Charles

The private reception is by invitation only. For additional information on the North Miami Educational Foundation, please visit www.NorthMiamiFL.gov/Students. To schedule an interview with Mayor Philippe Bien-Aime, please email a request to Susset Cabrera at sucabrera@northmiamifl.gov

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Media Contact:

Susset Cabrera, Communications Manager
305 895 9888, Ext. 12151
news@northmiamifl.gov

About the City of North Miami

North Miami is a suburban city located in northeast Miami-Dade County, Florida. It is roughly 10 miles (16 km) north of Miami. The city lies on Biscayne Bay which surrounds the Biscayne Bay Campus of Florida International University. North Miami is home to a diverse demographic of residents. With more than 64,000 residents, North Miami is the sixth largest city in Miami-Dade County. We are home to the Oleta River State Park; the largest urban park in the Florida State Park System and the nationally accredited Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA North Miami).

About the North Miami Educational Foundation, Inc. (NMEFI)

The North Miami Educational Foundation 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. The initial funds for the scholarships were generated from the City’s lease agreement with the developer, Oleta Partners, LLC. NMEFI awards scholarships only to applicants who are North Miami residents; however, the scholarships are awarded to the best applicants fitting the required criteria. Applicants must demonstrate financial need after completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additionally, the award is renewable for up to four years as long as the student is an undergraduate, considered economically disadvantaged, and best fit the scholarship criteria. For more information, visit www.NorthMiamiFL.gov/Students.

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