Information and Requirements

The Hialeah Pride/AIDS Healthcare Foundation “Future Bright Minds” Scholarship is for graduating Seniors of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, or of charter schools with a GSA, within the city of Hialeah who are advocates and/or activists, dedicated to making a positive and direct effect within the entire LGBTQ community, both in school and at large. The scholarship money may only be used toward costs associated with college or post-secondary education.*

Hialeah Pride was created with ONE mission, We created and built an all-inclusive safe space for self-expression, a space to inspire your authentic sense of pride with the continued strength for equality for all. Please read the background information on Hialeah Pride, AIDS Healthcare Foundation and Future Bright Minds.

The scholarship is awarded to students who provide support and positive change through volunteering, creating and/or speaking as a voice for LGBTQ students in their school and community.

The amount to be awarded for 2019 is $1,000.00. The scholarship will be made and sent payable directly to enrolled recipient college. 

Applications are due by April 23, 2019.


1. Hialeah High School Senior, contingent upon proof of graduation. (M-DCPS Hialeah High Schools are: Hialeah high schools are American SHS, Hialeah Gardens SHS, Hialeah SHS, Hialeah-Miami Lakes SHS, Jose Marti Mast 6-12 Academy, Westland Hialeah SHS.)

2. Student has actively led and/or participated in organizations and/or activities that support a direct effect on the LGBTQ community.

3. Can show leadership qualities, including leadership in school activities supporting the LGBTQ population, and in the community at large.

4. Reference from a teacher, counselor, or community leader verifying this application is accurate. (SSSF will follow up with reference.)

5. A resume delineating your record of activities and community service while in high school. Include any leadership roles.

6. A 500-1,000 word essay on “How my actions have made a direct positive effect to the LGBTQI students in my school or the LGBTQI community."

Please contact Safe Schools South Florida at with questions.