Isaac Bashevis Singer Scholarship Program

Each year, the University of Miami selects a small group of exceptional and academically accomplished high school students to receive the Isaac Bashevis Singer Scholarship — one of the University's most selective and prestigious academic scholarship awards.

Scholarship Amount

University of Miami Singer Scholars receive full tuition each year for four years of undergraduate study at UM.

How to Apply

Prospective scholars must apply as freshman applicants to the University of Miami under the early decision (ED)/early action (EA) deadline of November 1. There is no separate application required to be considered for the Singer Scholarship – applicants are automatically considered when they apply for admission to UM.

Selection Process

Singer Scholarship finalists are nominated by the admission committee and are invited to the University of Miami campus to take part in a two-day event. During the event, scholarship finalists and their families will learn about the unique educational and leadership opportunities available to the best and brightest students at the University of Miami. Finalists also learn about the University of Miami's interest-driven education, meet both current and other prospective student scholars, and attend a special scholarship dinner. After the weekend, a committee of faculty selects the final group of students whom they recommend to receive the Singer Scholarship based on the students' overall achievement and performance during the weekend.


The Singer Scholarship is named after Isaac Bashevis Singer, a Nobel Prize-winning author who was a lecturer at the University of Miami.