MIAMI – The Miami Dolphins are now accepting applications for a social justice grant program and Project Change scholarship.
The Dolphins organization has earmarked funds for a social justice grant program to impact organizations in need that are involved in community engagement, education or justice reform. The grant program is guided by an advisory committee of Dolphins players and staff.
The Miami Dolphins also are accepting applications for the Project Change Scholarship, a program that will identify one high school student each year and pay for their tuition to college over a four-year period. The goal of the scholarship is to target students to impact their lives, so they can make a change in their community. To be eligible for the Project Change Scholarship, students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher and complete at least 40 hours of community service a semester in social just programs. Students interested in applying must write an essay on what change they want to see in the community and how the scholarship will achieve that change. Acceptance into a community college or university is necessary.
Applications for both the social justice grant program and Project Change Scholarship are due February 28 and can be submitted at Dolphins.com/SocialJustice.
The social justice grant program and Project Change Scholarship are part of a yearly fund for advocacy and social justice programs created by Stephen Ross and Dolphins players. During the 2017-18 season, the team also sponsored the Police Athletic League of North Miami and will host a police and youth conference in conjunction with the 5000 Role Models Excellence Project.