Veterans Committee extends application deadline, adds category for scholarship

Community By Alexandra Herrera, Reporter Wednesday, April 3, 2024

    The Miami Lakes Veterans Committee is offering scholarships to students who are descendants of veterans. 

     The committee will consider children of veterans who live in town as well as grandchildren, a new category, when reviewing applications.

     It has also extended the deadline by a month: Applications will be accepted through May 3. 

     The scholarships will help pay tuition for students who are planning to attend or are enrolled in college, a trade school or a profession-based program. 

     Money for the scholarship was collected from the 2023 Reindeer Run 5K, presented in December by Headquarter Toyota.

     The amount of the scholarships will be determined by the number of applicants.

     In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the student and veteran must: 

     •  Reside in the Town of Miami Lakes 

     •  The veteran must have served honorably or under honorable conditions 

     •  Students must either be a high school junior or senior in good academic standing 

     •  Adult children of veterans must be currently enrolled in a college or a trade or professional school. 

     To apply for the scholarship visit for the application. 

     Submit forms to Miami Lakes Town Hall, 6601 Main St., Miami Lakes, FL 33014.