Freshman Academic Scholarships
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President's Scholarship

Students considered for an academic scholarship have significant academic achievement. Those selected to receive a scholarship take the most challenging curriculum, earn the highest grades and present either SAT or ACT scores that place them at the top of our applicant pool. Students are automatically considered for the President's Scholarships when they apply for admission to the University. Students selected to receive a President's Scholarship will be notified no later than the end of March by the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Students applying for a second Bachelor degree are not eligible to receive a President's Scholarship.

Academic Scholarship Amount:

Ranges from $8,000-$28,000 annually

Canes Achievement Award

This merit-based award recognizes students for their significant accomplishments inside and outside of the classroom.

Academic Scholarship Amount:

Ranges from $4,000-$16,000 annually

Premier Academic Scholarships and Amount:

The most academically competitive students admitted to the freshman class may be considered for a Premier Scholarship. An additional application is required for some of the Premier Scholarships.

¹Stamps Scholarship
miami.edu/stamps

Full cost of attendance plus an enrichment fund stipend

²George W. Jenkins Scholarship
Open only to residents of AL, FL, GA, NC, SC, and TN
miami.edu/jenkins

Full cost of attendance plus an enrichment fund stipend

Ronald A. Hammond Scholarship
miami.edu/hammond

Full tuition

¹Isaac Bashevis Singer Scholarship
miami.edu/singer

Full tuition

¹Marta S. and L. Austin Weeks Endowed Scholarship

Full tuition

¹Must apply ED or EA to quailify   
²Requires additional forms which can be found online at miami.edu/jenkins

Students applying for future terms should use this scholarship information as a general guideline. Scholarships are subject to change for future applicants.

Scholarships, when combined with other tuition-restricted awards, may not exceed tuition for the award period. The total of financial assistance awarded a student from all sources, including scholarships, grants, loans, and need-based employment, cannot exceed the total cost of attendance for the award period as defined by the Student Financial Assistance and Employment Office. In the event a student's awards exceed either of these limits, the financial aid award, including the scholarship, will be adjusted to eliminate the over award.

Please note: We do not award academic scholarships to students entering in the spring semester. To apply to UM visit our Apply page for further instructions.

Eligibility and Award Decisions

The University of Miami takes into account students' high school grades, difficulty of course curriculum (such as AP/IB), standardized test scores* on the SAT (math and critical reading sections only) and/or ACT, extracurricular activities, essay, and guidance counselor recommendation(s), as well as the overall quality of the pool of applicants applying to the university each year when making scholarship award decisions. A student may receive only one academic scholarship from the Office of Admission.

The Scholarship Committee will make the final determination on all scholarship award.

* Exception: International students (those completing high school OUTSIDE the U.S.) should NOT submit SAT/ACT scores. Please see New International Students Scholarship page for details: miami.edu/intlscholarships.

Scholarship Consideration Deadlines

Students are automatically considered for the President's Scholarships when they apply for admission to the University. An additional application is required for some of the Premier Scholarships.

To be considered for a University of Miami academic scholarship, students must complete and submit the Undergraduate Application for Admission using the Common Application.

Scholarship Consideration deadlines:
  • *November 1 (Early Decision/Early Action)
  • January 1 (Regular Decision)

*Only for the Stamps Scholarship, the Isaac Bashevis Singer Scholarship, and the Marta S. and the L. Austin Weeks Endowed Scholarship.

Please note that the University does not have academic scholarships to award for Spring semester enrollment.

Do These Scholarships Impact Other Financial Aid Awards?

Scholarships, when combined with other tuition restricted awards, may not exceed tuition for the award period. The total financial assistance awarded to a student from all sources, including scholarships, grants, loans, and need-based employment, cannot exceed the total cost of attendance for the award period as defined by the Student Financial Assistance and Employment Office.

In the event a student's awards exceed either of these limits, the financial aid award, including the scholarship, will be adjusted to eliminate the over award.

Requirements for Scholarship Renewal

Credit Completion and Minimum Cumulative GPA based on Credit Hours Earned

1. At least 24 credit hours each academic year (minimum of 12 each semester.)       

3.0 academic year

2. At least 12-credit hours for full-time students enrolled for only one semester.

­ - Withdrawals, incompletes, audits, and Fs are attempted but not considered earned hours.        

3.0 academic year

3. Only credits taken at UM count towards these requirements. 

3.0 academic year

For All Incoming Freshmen Admitted Beginning Fall 2015 and After:

Students who fail to meet the academic requirements to maintain their scholarship at the end of their first year will lose their eligibility. Students will not receive a probationary period.

For All Incoming Freshmen Admitted Prior to Fall 2015:

Merit scholarship recipients whose cumulative GPA is between 2.70 to 2.99, or have not completed 48 credits by the end of their sophomore year will be placed on a one-year academic probation period during their third year. Failure to raise the cumulative GPA to 3.0 while completing 24 credits at the end of the probationary period will result in loss of scholarship for the fourth year of attendance. Students whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.70 or fails to complete the 48-credit requirement by the end of their sophomore year will not be placed on academic probation and will have scholarship automatically rescinded. Transfer students receiving a UM academic scholarship that fail to meet the SAP requirements at the end of their first academic year may be placed on a one-year probationary period. A student that fails to meet the SAP requirements at the end of the fourth semester loses eligibility for the award.

Requirements for Maintaining Scholarships

  • Scholarship recipients must maintain a College GPA of at least 3.0 for all credits earned at the University of Miami to retain their scholarship.
  • All full-time undergraduate students are required to register for and complete at least 24 (a minimum of 12 each semester) new credit hours at the University of Miami each academic year, defined as the fall and spring semesters.
  • Full-time undergraduate students who enroll for only one semester are required to register for and complete at least 12 new credit hours during that semester.