Freshman Merit Scholarships

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Incoming fall first-year students are automatically considered for our merit scholarships; no additional application is required. To be eligible for the President’s Scholarship or the ’Canes Achievement Award, students must submit all Freshman Admission Requirements by November 1 if applying under the Early Decision I (EDI) or Early Action (EA) deadline or January 1 if applying under the Early Decision II (EDII) or Regular Decision (RD) deadline.

Recipients are notified of their award at the time of admission and may receive only one merit scholarship from the Office of Undergraduate Admission. Please note merit scholarships are not awarded to first-year students entering in the spring semester.

Portrait of a University of Miami Scholar

University of Miami scholars are students from across the world whose varied experiences, achievements, and interests help cultivate the vibrant academic community that is the University of Miami. Many rise to the top of our applicant pool and demonstrate significant academic accomplishments within their high school through a well-rounded college preparatory curriculum, a strong work ethic, and meaningful participation in extracurricular activities. Engagement and involvement are at the heart of the UM scholar experience, helping scholars to maximize their opportunities upon graduation. These students personify UM’s commitment to excellence in the development of “future leaders of our nation and the world.”

President's Scholarship Amount:

Ranges from $18,000-$28,000 annually

’Canes Achievement Award Amount:

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

Premier Academic Scholarships

In addition to our freshman merit scholarships, the most academically competitive students admitted to the freshman class may be considered for our Premier Scholarships. Additional information may be required. Visit each respective scholarship page for more information about the selection process and deadlines.

Scholarship Name

Award Amount

Residency

Deadline

George W. Jenkins

Full cost of attendance plus an enrichment fund stipend

Open only to residents of AL, FL, GA, NC, SC, and TN

EDI/EA – Nov. 1

EDII/RD – Dec. 1

Stamps

Full cost of attendance plus an enrichment fund stipend

All incoming freshmen

EDI/EA – Nov. 1

 

Isaac Bashevis Singer

Full cost of tuition

All incoming freshmen

EDI/EA – Nov. 1

Marta S. and L. Austin Weeks

Full cost of tuition

All incoming freshmen

EDI/EA – Nov. 1

Ronald A. Hammond

Full cost of tuition

All incoming freshmen

EDI/EA – Nov. 1

EDII/RD – Jan. 1

Terms and Conditions

Scholarship recipients must complete a full-time undergraduate program of study with no fewer than 12 credit hours during each of the fall and spring semesters for a minimum of 24 credit hours per academic year. A minimum of a 3.0 GPA for the academic year must be maintained at the University of Miami, with the initial calculation at the end of the second semester of attendance. The award is subject to revision pending receipt of any grant, scholarship, or prepaid tuition and/or housing aid not anticipated at the time the award is made. Visit our Terms and Conditions page for additional information.