Coordinator Checklist and Tips


- The color photograph, submitted both electronically and original hard copy photo to be attached by a paper clip to the Entry Form. Electronic photograph must be submitted in a jpeg format and with a required 300 dpi.

- Attach a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 12 pages (front side only) of support documentation
- General Scholarship nominees MUST include 5 copies of their official high school transcript and test scores such as SAT, ACT and AP exams.
- Include Faculty Recommendation Letter on school letterhead and original signature.
- Collect all signatures on the Certification Form: Nominee, Parent/Guardian, Coordinator and Principal
- Each application must be submitted on-line and LOCKED by January 27th 5:00 PM by the coordinator prior to in-person submission and stamped FINAL.
- Make four (4) copies of the original application. FINAL application must be LOCKED on-line and stamped FINAL with date.
- Our schedule for accepting applications in person is as follows: Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 9:00AM - 5:00PM and Friday, January 31, 2014 - 9:00AM - 5:00PM.

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- Check your email regularly for Silver Knight e-newsletter and updates
- Miami Herald business hours 9am – 5pm
- Provide alternative contact numbers
- Begin online application early! You must lock application upon completion. Once it is locked, FINAL date and time will print on application. Online application must be locked and stamped by January 28, 2013 11:59PM.
- All students must have a minimum GPA of 3.2
- All students must appear in person for Judging or they will be disqualified
- APPLICATION DEADLINE – JANUARY 31, 2014. Applications will be received on January 30 and January 31. - ON-LINE Application deadline is January 27, 2014 5:00 PM.

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  • 2013-2014 Coordinator Guidebook

    Welcome to Miami Herald Silver Knight Awards program. We look forward to your school's participation in this exciting program that recognizes outstanding high school seniors. To facilitate this, we have prepared simple guidelines that explain the program and the steps involved in its establishment and implementation.

  • What is a Silver Knight?

    The Miami Herald Silver Knight Awards is one of the nation’s most highly regarded student awards programs. The purpose of this Awards program is to recognize outstanding students who have not only maintained good grades but have also unselfishly applied their special knowledge and talents to contribute significant service to their schools and communities. The Silver Knight Awards program was instituted at The Miami Herald in 1959 by John S. Knight, past publisher of The Miami Herald, founder and editor emeritus of Knight-Ridder Newspapers and 1968 Pulitzer Prize winner.

  • Qualifications & Nomination Process

    The Silver Knight Awards program is open to 12th-grade students in public, private and parochial schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties with a minimum 3.2 unweighted GPA. Class rank and /or percentile are no longer required. Only students with this academic requirement in addition to strong records of service to their school and community should be nominated. Students in vocational and adult centers must be nominated by the public high school to which they would be assigned by residence. Schools may nominate one student per category. Nominating students is the responsibility of each high school.

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