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Community Programs

Grants & Scholarships

Miami Dolphins and the NFL Promote Volunteerism With
"Junior Community Quarterback Award"

The Miami Dolphins Foundation and the National Football League have joined forces to honor high school and college aged students who exemplify leadership, dedication, creativity and a commitment to improving the communities in which they live through volunteerism.

Applications may be submitted by an eligible individual or a group of eligible young people who create a new community betterment project or are working to sustain a project they have already initiated. The applicant must provide all pertinent program information including demonstrating their role in the creation and execution of the project by completing all sections of the application. In addition, the applicant must be partnered with a 501(c)3 organization which maybe a school, youth center, church, or other service agency that helps organize the project. Please click here (PDF) to download the application.

To be eligible, the applicant must be 13-21 years of age. They must have founded or created a new project-based service or program that responds to the needs of their community. The applicant(s) must be responsible for the creation, organization, management and evaluation of the project. People who volunteer or participate in projects organized or managed by other individuals or groups are not eligible for this award. Applications should be returned to the Community Relations Dept at Miami Dolphins, 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, FL 33056.

Their will be one (1) winner selected by a panel of Miami Dolphins representatives and the winner will receive a $3,000 grant to help fund their project. All applications are due by February 15, 2011.

Miami Dolphins Looking for "Student All-Stars"

The Miami Dolphins Foundation and the National Football League have joined forces for the eighth year in a row to help finance community improvement and volunteer projects organized by young people.

The object of the program is to promote community investment and volunteerism in children via small level donations that help finance community improvement projects (i.e. playground clean-up, repainting of graffiti walls, planting a garden at a senior center, food or clothing collection, etc.). Applicants may apply for grants up to $400 to help finance their projects. Please click here (PDF) to download the application.

To be eligible, the applicant must be 13 years or younger. Both individuals and groups are eligible, however, the project requires a sponsoring organization in the form of a school, church, community group, or other 501(c)3 organization. Applications must be returned to the Community Relations Dept at Miami Dolphins, 347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens, FL 33056 no later than February 15, 2011.

The top five winners will be selected by a panel of Miami Dolphins representatives. Each winner will receive a grant for up to $400 to help fund their project. All projects must be completed by December 1, 2011. All winners will be required to return a grant disbursement form to the Miami Dolphins showing how the grant money was utilized.

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