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Outside Scholarships

We encourage all of our students to seek additional outside scholarship opportunities to finance a University of Miami education. To search for outside scholarship opportunities, you can look to your community organizations and foundations or access these search engines for additional scholarship resources:

University need-based resources, in combination with other assistance, may not exceed the lesser of financial need or cost of attendance. In the event that your financial aid package exceeds the total cost of attendance, University funds may be adjusted downward to ensure that total aid does not exceed the cost of attendance.

Always check with the Student Financial Assistance and Employment Office when receiving awards from outside agencies to find out the full impact of such awards on your University financial aid award package. Never assume that your original financial aid award will remain the same if such awards are added. We reserve the right to modify any financial aid award any time due to changes in eligibility.

If you are a recipient of an outside scholarship, you are required by the Department of Education to notify the financial aid office. You should send a copy of your scholarship award letter(s) to the Student Financial Assistance and Employment Office so the scholarship can be added to your financial aid award package. These can be emailed to ofas@miami.edu, faxed to 305-284-4082, or mailed.

Please mail to:

Student Financial Assistance and Employment Office
PO Box 248187
Coral Gables, FL 33124-5240

Please send all outside scholarship checks to:

University of Miami
PO Box 025551
Location 20
Miami, Florida 33102-555

Please note: If you send Student Financial Assistance and Employment Office a letter to confirm your scholarship, the award will be posted as offered in your CaneLink account until we receive and deposit the outside scholarship check.

If you are a donor, business, or corporation looking to set-up a scholarship fund for University of Miami students, please contact the Division of University Advancement or visit their web page: miami.edu/advancement.

Donor Scholarships

Endowed/gift donor scholarships are awarded through the Student Financial Assistance and Employment Office by submission of financial aid applications such as the FAFSA and CSS College Board Profile.
There are several University of Miami donor scholarships that require an additional application and further information. Please see below for a list of these scholarships:

Alex Rodriguez Scholarship

To qualify for the Alex Rodriguez Scholarship you must:

  1. Be a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Miami,
  2. Have a G.P.A of 3.0 or higher,
  3. Be a current member of the Boy's and Girl's club,
  4. File a current year FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and CSS Profile
Download the Application


Chick-fil-A Bowl Scholarship

This award is given to students from the National Football Foundation's Play It Smart Program in Atlanta, GA. Chick-fil-A Bowl Scholarship/Play It Smart recipients will receive the renewable award up to a total of four years or until they graduate as long as funding remains available and the student remains in good standing at the University of Miami. Should no Play It Smart Students be identified, then all graduates from Georgia High Schools will be considered for a non-renewable annual award with preference given to those from Metropolitan Atlanta High Schools.

Download the Application


Robert G Chin Scholarship Fund

In order to qualify for this scholarship students must:

  1. Be a full-time student in good standing at the University of Miami,
  2. Be a student that has been affected adversely by a cancer diagnosis in the family, including the student or any member of the student's family. *Must submit an essay on how they meet this criteria (minimum 300 words).
  3. Demonstrate financial need based on the current year FAFSA and CSS Profile applications.
Download the Application


S.M. Fogel September 11 Memorial Scholarship

In order to qualify for scholarship, you must:

  1. Be a dependent child of a person who lost their life in the air or on the ground during the tragic events of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center, Pentagon, or Shanksville.
  2. Be a full-time student in good standing at the University of Miami.
Download the Application


Nicaraguan Student Scholarship

To qualify for the Nicaraguan Student Scholarship you must:

  1. Be of Nicaraguan heritage or born in Nicaragua,
  2. Be a United States citizen or permanent resident,
  3. Be working toward a first baccalaureate degree at the University of Miami enrolled in a select major (see application for list of majors);
  4. Be in good academic standing with the University (2.0 Cumulative GPA or higher),
  5. Demonstrate financial need as determined by current UM need analysis policies upon receipt of a processed current year Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and CSS Profile.
Download the Application

University of Miami Broward Women's Guild Scholarship

Applicant must be a female graduate of a Broward County high school with a 3.0 cumulative average. Also, the applicant must be currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at the University of Miami, demonstrate financial need, and plan to enroll for the Fall semester at the University of Miami.

Amount of Scholarship: Up to $2,000

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University of Miami Women's Guild Scholarship

Women, age 20 or over, whose previous academic achievement has been above average and whose undergraduate or graduate studies have been interrupted or postponed for one year or more due to family, career, monetary or other personal reasons. Additionally, applicants must be currently accepted to or enrolled in a degree-seeking program the University of Miami, be enrolled full time (at least 9 credit hours a semester or more) and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. Applicants must be residents of Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe or Palm Beach County prior to attending the University of Miami.

Amount of Scholarship: Up to $10,000

Download the Application