About Our Scholarship

The Marsha Neal-Vann Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships to students’ imbalances within the current educational system. Our foundation advocates for the students who unjustly experience the inadequacies of academic resources and funding for higher education. The MNV Scholarship Foundation awards these students with scholarships in an attempt to level the educational playing field.

An eligible MNV Scholar will receive a scholarship depending on available funds. All funds are awarded directly to the scholar.


To apply, you must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Homestead or Florida City Resident
  • Attend a high school within the Miami-Dade County School District
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA or higher (on 4.0 scale)
  • Must plan to enroll full-time in an accredited, two-year community college or four-year college/university in the US


We welcome all to apply that meet the above criteria. However, we do not make exceptions to the criteria. Applications from ineligible applicants will not be reviewed.



  • Essay (500 words minimum)
  • Copy of college or university acceptance letter
  • High School transcript (unofficial transcripts will be accepted)
  • Two letters of recommendation

Important Dates and Deadlines

Application opens: May 2, 2022
Deadline: July 3, 2022 
August: Recipients are announced and recognized
September: Awards are sent to recipients


No. You must meet all eligibility criteria in order to apply.
Yes, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria the MNV Scholarship provides scholarship awards for students to attend community college.
No. The MNV Scholarship is only open to recent high school graduates who are enrolling in college for the first time.

No, unfortunately an acceptance letter must be submitted at the time of application submission in order to be considered complete. If you apply for the scholarship and later decide to attend a different school, please email us at [email protected]