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Housed at the Wolfson and Kendall Campuses, Tools for Success is a Miami Dade College and National Science Foundation (NSF) program that offers academic and financial support to students majoring in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) fields. The goal of Tools for Success is to prepare students academically so that they will successfully complete their AA degrees, transfer to four-year institutions and succeed in their STEM careers.

Students participating in this program will benefit from a full range of intensive and customized student services such as advisement, mentoring, transfer and career counseling, and special courses designed to help them succeed in STEM.


Grant Ended June 30, 2013


Tools for Success Program at Miami Dade College awards 17 $3,000 STEM Transfer Scholarships. Read More.

MDC’s innovative Tools for Success Program (TFS) is a type I NSF-STEP project aimed at recruiting, engaging, and supporting underrepresented students to complete their Miami Dade College AA degree and transfer to four-year programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, (STEM). The Tools Program, led by Guillermina Damas, Ph.D., is said to have “opened doors to opportunity," "Inspired," "Prepared," "helped discover," and allowed students to "achieve their full potential. Read the Entire Story and See the Slide Show."

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Tools For Success Summary
Tools for Success is a program designed to increase the number of STEM students completing degrees at MDC and transferring to four-year institutions. Read More.
Tools for Success brings together the faculty, administrators, and scientists from the community to nurture underrepresented students who may otherwise not be able to succeed in STEM fields. The program is innovative in that it is not merely a scholarship program, but a program that aims to truly prepare students for success. The profile of students enrolled in TFS is an accurate reflection of MDC’s student population. Click Here to See the Summary Poster.

Tools for Success
Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus
Department of Natural Sciences, Health and Wellness
300 N.E. 2nd Ave., Room 1540

Funded By
National Science Foundation
DUE 0653098

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