Transfer Academic Scholarships

Students are automatically considered for the President's Scholarships when they apply for admission to the University.

President's Scholarship

The University of Miami offers a generous merit scholarship program. Each year, President's Scholarships are awarded to select transfer students. Students considered for an academic scholarship demonstrate substantial academic accomplishment above and beyond the average academic profile of an admitted transfer student. Students applying for a second Bachelor degree are not eligible to receive a President's Scholarship.

Academic Scholarship Amount:

Ranges from $5,000-$16,000 annually


In order to be considered for an academic scholarship, a student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.75.

Please note that minimum criteria are guidelines and that students who meet them are not guaranteed a scholarship. The Office of Undergraduate Admission will calculate and deter­mine your transfer grade point average based on the credits eligible for transfer to the University.

Scholarship Award Decisions

The Scholarship Committee will make the final determination on all scholarship awards. Notification of scholarship will be sent under separate cover from the admission letter. 

Scholarship Consideration Deadlines

Students are automatically considered for the President's Scholarships when they apply for admission to the University.

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

Application/Scholarship Consideration deadlines: April 1 (For Fall Semester)

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

Scholarship and Other Financial Aid Awards

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.

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 Transfer Students 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 Transfer Students 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.